A Partial List of Books that may be helpful if seeking more information on the topics discussed on this site.


  • Beinfield, Harriet. Korngold, Efrem. Between Heaven and  Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine. New York: The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1991.
  • Connelly, Dianne M. Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements. Columbia, MD: 1975.
  • Hammer, Leon. Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies: Psychology, Energy & Chinese Medicine. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1990.
  • Jarrett, Lonny S. Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine. Stockbridge, MA: Spirit Path Press, 1998.

Agriculture & Food:

  • Berry, Wendell. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996.
  • de Baïracli Levy, Juliette. Common Herbs for Natural Health. New York: Ash Tree Publishing, 1996.
  • Pollan, Michael. Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.
  • Salatin, Joel. Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front. Swoope, VA: Polyface Inc., 2007.

Aromatherapy, Health & Beauty:

  • Blome, Götz. Advanced Bach Flower Therapy: A Scientific Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 1992.
  • Hampton, Aubrey. Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care. Tampa, FL: Organic Press, 1987.
  • Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1991.

Long-Life Practices:

  • Mitchell, Stephen. Tao Te Ching. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
  • Reid, Daniel P. The Tao of Health, Sex, & Longevity. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
  • Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now. California: New World Library, 2004.
  • Walker, Brian Browne. The I Ching or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life’s Turning Points. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1992.
  • Wilhelm, Hellmut. Wilhelm, Richard. Understanding the I Ching: The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.


  • Brach, Tara. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of the Buddha. New York: Bantam Books, 2003.
  • Gunaratana, Henepola. Mindfulness in Plain English. 1991 by Henepola Gunaratana.
  • Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. New York: Weatherhill, 1970.


  • Fallon, Sally. Nourishing Traditions. Revised 2nd ed. Washington DC: New Trends Publishing, 2001.
  • Pitchford, Paul. Healing with Whole Foods. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1993.
  • Price, Weston A. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.  19th printing. La Mesa, CA: The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Inc., 2008.

Physical Medicine:

  • Cannon, Walter B. The Wisdom of the Body. New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1932.
  • Selye, Hans. The Stress of Life. New York: McGraw-Hill,1984.


  • Masunaga, Shizuto. Meridian Exercises. Tokyo: Japan Publications, 1987.
  • Masunaga, Shizuto. Ohashi, Wataru. Zen Shiatsu: How to Harmonize Yin and Yang for Better Health. Tokyo: Japan Publications, 1977.
  • Ohashi, Wataru. Reading the Body: Ohashi’s Book of Oriental Diagnosis. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.


  • Anderson, Bob. Stretching.  Bolinas, CA: Shelter Publications Inc. 1980.
  • Mattes, Aaron L. Active Isolated Stretching. Sarasota, FL: Aaron L. Mattes, 1995.
  • Yessis, Michael. Kinesiology of Exercise. Indianapolis, IN: Masters Press, 1992.


  • Coulter, H. David. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga. Honesdale, PA: Body and Breath Inc., 2001.
  • Iyengar, B. K. S. Light on Yoga. New York: Schocken Books Inc., 1979.

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