You can benefit from Chinese medicine without delving into any of the esoteric details, but if you are the type of person who likes to have lots of information, here are some recommended websites and books to get you started.  Click on the titles to the right to read some informative articles.

Articles – scientific perspective

World Health Organization Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.  80 page document, including citations from nearly 300 scientific articles on acupuncture.

National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture.

Articles from elsewhere on the web

Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care.
Chinese Traditional Medicine: an Introductory Overview.
Who Am I? Five Phase Types.
Chinese Organ Physiology.
Foundation Concepts in Chinese Medicine.

Articles on this website

What is Chinese Medicine
Why is Chinese Medicine Relevant for Modern Americans?
Chinese Medicine vs. Western Biomedicine
The Vital Substances
Chinese Medical Diagnosis
Diagnostic Quiz
Emotions as the Primary Cause of Disease
Women’s Health and Infertility
Women’s Physiology According to Chinese Medicine


Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan
Is Sugar Toxic?
What If It’s All Been a Big, Fat Lie?


The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kapchuk.  Considered the classic introduction to Chinese medicine as it is practiced in the United States.  Dense reading, but intended for a lay audience.

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold.  Wonderful descriptions of the Chinese medicine view on human physiology.  Will give you a good feel for the poetry of Chinese medicine.  More accessible than The Web That Has No Weaver.

Keeping Your Child Healthy With Chinese Medicine: A Parent’s Guide to the Care & Prevention of Common Childhood Diseases by Bob Flaws.  According to Chinese medicine theory, the way you feed and clothe your baby and small child can have a lifelong impact on their health.

Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Jill Blakeway and Sami David.  A great introduction to the Chinese medicine viewpoint on women’s physiology and fertility.  Very accessible and easy to read.  Includes great diagnostic quizzes.

The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randine Lewis.  Dr. Lewis is one of my mentors and is a pioneer in the field of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for infertility.  Very accessible and easy to read.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon.  The subtitle explains itself.  A lot more than a cookbook — contains lots of very useful information.

Internet Resources

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