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Mazin Al-Khafaji studied acupuncture in England and China, followed by intensive studies in modern and medical Chinese in Taiwan. In 1987 he graduated as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine from the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has since been in private practice in Brighton where he specializes in dermatology. Dr. Al-Khafaji is also a frequent lecturer in Chinese medicine in the United Kingdom and Europe.

A Manual of Acupuncture (2nd Edition)
Acupuncture Point Cards (2nd Edition)

Kevin Baker qualified in Medicine at Cambridge University and St. George's Hospital Medical School in 1979, subsequently specializing in Accident and Emergency Medicine and Surgery. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1983, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1986. Thereafter, he pursued studies in acupuncture in England and China, which he currently practices in addition to psychotherapy and general medicine.

A Manual of Acupuncture (2nd Edition)
Acupuncture Point Cards (2nd Edition)

Randall Barolet is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. in Environmental Engineering, 1972), New England School of Acupuncture (Diploma, 1978), Nanjing College of TCM Advanced International Acupuncture Course (Certificate, 1983), California Acupuncture College (Doctor of Oriental Medicine, 1986), and the Professional Course of the National Center for Homeopathy (1989). He apprenticed as a homeopath and dowser (1986-90), studied and worked as a writer at the School of Energy Mastery (1993-94), and professionally trained in vedic astrology with Hart de Fouw (1999-2001). He is currently co-editor of B-Alive International Magazine for the B-Society.org in Copenhagen, and practices and teaches integrative healing arts in the United States and Scandinavia.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)
Eastland Herb - Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Formulas & Strategies

Teresa Barlow, B.S., B.Ac studied biochemistry at York University (England). From 1986-89 she studied acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine and in China, and then did further training in pediatrics in 1991. Since that time Teresa has made children the focus of her practice.

Teresa Barlow and co-author Julian Scott have developed a gentle approach to Chinese medicine designed specifically for Western families. They founded the Seattle Pediatric Acupuncture Center, a clinic devoted to promotion of natural healthcare for children utilizing acupuncture supplemented by other therapies such as herbs, homeopathy, and diet. They have also established pediatric clinics in England and Israel.

Teresa and Julian are devoted to teaching pediatrics to other practitioners so that they may improve their skills and develop their own pediatric practices. To that end, they teach courses in pediatric acupuncture in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Israel.

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (Third Edition)

Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O. (U.K.) is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, England. A distinguished clinician in his native France, and a world-renowned teacher, he has authored and contributed to many osteopathic textbooks. His published works in English include Visceral Manipulation, Visceral Manipulation II, The Thorax, Urogenital Manipulation, Manual Thermal Diagnosis, Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach, and Visceral Manipulation: The DVD.

Manual Thermal Evaluation
The Thorax
Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach
Urogenital Manipulation
Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition)
Visceral Manipulation II (Revised Edition)
Visceral Manipulation: The DVD

Dan Bensky is a graduate of the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine (Oriental Medicine Diploma, 1975), University of Michigan (B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, 1978), Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy, 1982), University of Washington (M.A. in Classical Chinese, 1996), and Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (Ph.D. in Discussion of Cold Damage, 2006). He contributed to the translation and editing of Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text, and to the compilation and translation of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. Dr. Bensky is a founder of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. In 2008, he was awarded a Wang Dingyi Cup International Prize for contributions to Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd Edition)
Eastland Herb - Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Formulas & Strategies

Lilian Lai Bensky was a senior draftsperson at a major civil engineering firm in Macau (1970-79). Since coming to the United States she has contributed to the design and illustration of numerous medical books.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd Edition)

Debra Betts With a background in nursing, Debra Betts graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. Returning to her native New Zealand in 1991, she established a private practice specializing in pregnancy and women’s health care. Since 1993 she has divided her time between her practice and teaching at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in 1997.

Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD
The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth

Karen Bilton, L.Ac.

Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

Jason Blalack is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and maintains a full-time practice in Boulder, Colorado. He studied closely with Dr. Wu Bo-Ping in China over many years.

Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 Treatment Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions

Stephen Brown was born in Japan where he lived until the age of fourteen. In 1983 he graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College, after becoming licensed as an acupuncturist and shiatsu practitioner. He attended the Institute of Chinese Medicine in Beijing, and has studied in Tokyo with renowned teachers Manaka Yoshio and Serizawa Katsusuke.

Since 1986, Mr. Brown has practiced and taught acupuncture in Seattle. He has translated many books on Oriental approaches to health, among them Shudo Denmei's first book, as well as Sotai: Health Through Natural Movement, Effective Tsubo Therapy, and Clinical Acupuncture. He is currently associate editor of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine.

Finding Effective Acupuncture Points
Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy

Blandine Calais-Germain is the celebrated author of Anatomy of Movement, Anatomy of Movement: Exercises, The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises, and Anatomy of Breathing. Her lifelong involvement with dance, both as performer and teacher, led to an interest in other physical disciplines and to more formal study of the complex and integrated movements of the body. She studied physiotherapy at the French School of Orthopedics and Massage in Paris, and subsequently developed an innovative method for teaching the physical structures of anatomy in relation to movement, which she teaches at workshops in France to students from all over the world.

Anatomy of Breathing
Anatomy of Movement (Revised Edition)
Anatomy of Movement: Exercises (Revised Edition)
The Female Pelvis: Anatomy & Exercises

Charles Chace has been a student of Chinese medicine, its language and literature, for over twenty-five years. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1984. He is the author and translator of a wide variety of books and articles on acupuncture and Chinese medicine including A Qin Bowei Anthology, translations of the writings of one of the architects of modern Chinese medicine, with Yang Shou-Zhong; a translation of the first textbook of acupuncture from 100 C.E., The Yellow Emperor’s Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Huang Di zhen jiu jia yi jing); and, with Miki Shima, Channel Divergences, Deeper Pathways of the Web. Charles maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy, and Herbal Medicine

Steve Clavey is a registered Chinese herbalist and has practiced Chinese medicine in Melbourne, Australia since 1986. He studied modern and classical Chinese at the Mandarin Center of Taiwan Normal University, and received his training in Chinese medicine in Taiwan and at the Zhejiang College of TCM in China. He is the author of Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Chinese Medicine, and editor of The Lantern, a new journal of traditional Chinese medicine in Australia.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd Edition)
Eastland Herb - Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Formulas & Strategies

Chen Jirui, M.D. (1930-2004) graduated from Peking Union Medical College in 1957. In 1984, Dr. Chen was among the founders of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the first English language periodical on this discipline published in China. He also served on the faculty of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After immigrating to the United States, he served as director of research at the East West Medical Research Institute in Los Angeles, and was co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture. He was also a research scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, an instructor at SAMRA University, and director of research at Tongyuan International.

Acupuncture Case Histories from China

Zachary Comeaux, D.O., F.A.A.O. is an associate professor at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a close companion of Robert Fulford's during the final years of his life, and is now pursuing physiological research into his work.

Robert Fulford, D.O. and the Philosopher Physician

Alain Croibier, D.O. is a graduate of the A. T. Still Academy of Osteopathy in Lyons, France. He is a member of the French Registry of Osteopaths and the French Academy of Osteopathy, and has lectured in Europe and North America. He is presently engaged in clinical practice in Meylan, France and conducts research under the auspices of the French Academy of Osteopathy.

Trauma: An Osteopathic Approach

William Thomas Crow, D.O. is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is the Director of the Family Medicine/ Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Residency Program at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Crow is a professor at the University of Health Sciences at Kansas City, Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has lectured in Japan, Australia, Germany, Austria, and widely in the United States. He is the author of multiple research papers.

Ligamentous Articular Strain: Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques for the Body: Revised Edition

Peter Deadman studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in England and China, and for the past 20 years has been in private practice in Brighton, England. In 1979 he founded The Journal of Chinese Medicine which he edits, writes for, and publishes. He has also been a teacher of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and has lectured widely throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australia, and the United States.

A Manual of Acupuncture (2nd Edition)
Acupuncture Point Cards (2nd Edition)

Andrew Ellis first studied Chinese medicine with Dr. James Tin Yau So at the New England School of Acupuncture. He left New England in 1983 to study Chinese language in Taiwan and apprenticed with Chinese herbalist Xu Fu-Su there for several years. Later he studied internal medicine and gynecology at the Xiamen Hospital of Chinese medicine. While there, he also specialized in the study of acupuncture with Dr. Shi Neng-Yun and dermatology with Dr. Zhang Guang-Cai. Andy is the founding owner of Spring Wind Herbs in Berkeley, California and has authored, translated, or co-translated several books on Chinese medicine including Grasping the Wind, The Clinical Experience of Dr. Shi Neng-Yun, Notes from South Mountain, and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)

Andrew Gamble studied Chinese literature at Taiwan National University (1965-69) and in the Department of East Asian Culture and Linguistics at the University of Munich, where he also taught Chinese linguistics (1969-72). He is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (1977) and studied Chinese medicine at the China Medical College in Taichong, Taiwan (1977-81). He is currently in private practice in Massachusetts and has lectured widely in the United States and Europe on Chinese herbal medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd Edition)

Alain Gehin is a Doctor of Etiopathy (a system of manipulative medicine) and has a private practice in the city of Metz, France. Since 1976 he has also been a professor at the European College of Etiopathy in Geneva, Switzerland where he teaches cranial and craniosacral therapy. He lectures widely at workshops in Europe and the United States.


A student of traditional manipulative therapies, Dr. Gehin found that cranial manipulation is practiced throughout the world. In his teaching and medical practice he has integrated techniques from the medical traditions of Asia, Europe, Oceania and the United States.

Atlas of Manipulative Techniques for the Cranium & Face

Gérard Guillaume, M.D. s a specialist in rheumatology, immunology and sports medicine. He currently serves as Vice President of the French Acupuncture Association, and is a highly regarded lecturer on acupuncture in Europe and the United States.

Dr. Guillaume and his co-author Dr. Chieu are the authors of many books in French about traditional Chinese medicine, the most recent of which is Dictionnaire des Points d'Acupuncture, published in 1995.

Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine

Jean-Marc Kespi, M.D. is honorary president of the French Acupuncture Society. He has been involved in the study, practice, and teaching of acupuncture for 50 years. He is a prolific author in his native French and maintains a busy practice in Paris.

Acupuncture: From Symbol to Clinical Practice

Guohui Liu studied Chinese medicine with his father, Luyan Liu, and other well-known traditional doctors in China for over thirty years. He earned his Bachelor's (1982) and Master's (1985) degrees from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and became an associate professor at the university in 1994. Dr. Liu has published numerous books and articles about medicine and the classics in Chinese. He has presented workshops on various aspects of Chinese medicine in Europe and the United States. He is currently in private practice in Portland, Oregon and serves on the faculties of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Warm Pathogen Diseases: A Clinical Guide (Revised Edition)

Leon I. Hammer, M.D. is a graduate of Cornell University, Cornell Medical College, and the William A. White Institute of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry. During the early 1970s he studied Chinese medicine in England with Dr. Richard Van Buren, and then apprenticed for eight years in New York and Massachusetts with Dr. John H.F. Shen, a widely recognized master of Chinese pulse diagnosis. Dr. Hammer practiced Chinese medicine until 1990, when he began teaching pulse workshops in the United States and abroad. He is the author of Dragon Rises, Redbird Flies, a study of the relationship between Chinese medicine and Western psychology, and is president of the Dragon Rises School of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies: Psychology & Chinese Medicine (Revised Edition)
Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

Susi Hately Aldous absolutely loves anatomy as a means of understanding yoga asana and yoga practice. In addition to Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries, she is author of the "Deepening Your Practice" series, which includes The Sacro-Iliac Joints, The Knees, and The Shoulder Girdle and Cervical Spine. She is also the facilitator of the Anatomy and Asana workshop series taught internationally. Each month she sends out an “I Love Anatomy” e-lesson to a global online audience.

The author’s diverse background, which includes a BSc. in Kinesiology, yoga certification, experience in physical rehabilitation, ergonomics and a keen interest in mind-body medicine, provides a functional and common sense approach to her teaching. Her students say that her style is engaging, empowering, and loads of fun.

Susi lives in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) where she owns and operates Functional Synergy, a yoga therapy studio that specializes in designing customized yoga programs for people with injury or illness.

Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries

Jérôme Helsmoortel, D.O. (Belgium) (1952 -2007). A native of Belgium, Jérôme was a distinguished practitioner and researcher in the osteopathic field. His special interest was the clinical and scientific advancement of visceral osteopathy in all areas of practice. In 1994 he co-founded the School for Traditional Osteopathy in Hamburg and taught extensively throughout Europe. He was widely respected for his skills as a practitioner and admired for his inspiring teaching style. In 2006 he co-founded the two-year post-graduate course on Qualitative Visceral Osteopathy in Berlin. He died far too soon after a short illness in 2007.

Visceral Osteopathy: The Peritoneal Organs

Thomas Hirth, D.O. (Germany) practices osteopathy in Berlin. He is on the teaching staff at the School for Traditional Osteopathy in Hamburg and in 2006 co-founded (with Jérôme Helsmoortel) the two-year post-graduate course on Qualitative Visceral Osteopathy in Berlin and Zürich. He has published a series of clinical articles on visceral osteopathy and pediatrics.

Visceral Osteopathy: The Peritoneal Organs

Huang Huang is a professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A prolific writer and editor, he has studied and worked in Japan, lectured widely throughout China, and recently in the United States and Australia as well. His work challenges practitioners to dig deeper into the treasure trove of classical Chinese medicine and apply its methods in the modern clinic.

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine

Tom Kennedy is an acupuncturist based in Bristol, U.K. He has a special interest in treating pregnancy-related conditions, and teaches Debra Bett’s acupressure techniques to pregnant women and their support people.

Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD

Barbara Kirschbaum received her Bachelor of Acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine (England) in 1980, where she taught for seven years, and has pursued additional studies at various TCM hospitals in China. She frequently lectures on acupuncture and Chinese medicine in her native Germany and abroad, and currently holds a post at the University of Witten/Herdecke. She has been engaged in the private practice of Chinese medicine for over thirty years and is the author and coauthor of a number of books in this field.

Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis (2nd Edition)

Arnie Lade practices acupuncture in British Columbia, Canada, where he lives with his family. Mr. Lade studied Chinese language at the University of Victoria and Xiamen University, and acupuncture at the Beijing and Chengdu Colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is co-author of Tao & Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, and a contributor to Chinese Massage Therapy. Mr. Lade lectures widely, and is currently on the faculty of the Centro de Estudos de Medicina Oriental de Brasilia in Brazil.

Acupuncture Points: Images & Functions

Andrée Lamotte is a dancer and has taught dance since 1962. She currently heads the center for Danse-Creation (founded by Anne-Marie Debatte) in the French town of Lille which provides training in both dance and movement studies.

Anatomy of Movement: Exercises (Revised Edition)

Li Xuemei (Anna Lee) is a medical doctor and specialist in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She completed her studies in Chinese and Western medicine at the Beijing College (University) of Chinese Medicine in 1982. She then worked as a clinical specialist at the teaching hospitals associated with the university, where she taught many Chinese and Western students. Dr. Li has lectured in China, Canada, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia and Ireland, where she now lives and practices medicine.

Acupuncture Patterns & Practice
Atlas of Blood and Qi Disorders in Chinese Medicine
Patterns & Practice in Chinese Medicine

Torsten Liem, D.O., G.Os.C. (U.K.) trained as an osteopath in Belgium and Germany. He is Principal of the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (German School of Osteopathy) and directs a Master’s program in pediatric osteopathy. Dr. Liem has also trained in psychotherapy, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis, and acupuncture. He is the author of Cranial Osteopathy: Principles and Practice and the DVD instructional series Rhythmic Balanced Interchange, and has published many books about osteopathy in German. He is also co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Osteopathische Medizin.

Dr. Liem has worked zealously to promote the realization of osteopathic principles in treatment practice and to forge links between them and the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and yoga, as well as with psychological and energetic approaches. He is co-founder of the Breathe Yoga Center.

Cranial Osteopathy: A Practical Textbook

Mach Chieu, M.D. is a French pediatrician of Chinese ethnicity. Raised in both Eastern and Western culture, he has long taken an interest in both Chinese and Western medicine. Dr. Chieu is also a writer, poet and scholar of classical and modern Chinese literature, calligraphy and philosophy.

Dr. Chieu and his co-author Dr. Guillaume are the authors of many books in French about traditional Chinese medicine, the most recent of which is Dictionnaire des Points d'Acupuncture, published in 1995.

Rheumatology in Chinese Medicine

Giovanni Maciocia is an acupuncturist and medical herbalist in Amersham, England, where he has practiced since 1973. He studied acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine in Sussex (Bachelor of Acupuncture, 1974) and the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Diplomate, 1980, 1982, 1987). Since 1979 he has been a contributing editor to The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and a frequent lecturer on Chinese medicine in Europe and the United States. His other books include The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine.

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Ikeda Masakazu graduated from Meiji Oriental Medical Institute in 1968. Since that time he has devoted himself to the clinical practice of acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. He has taught many apprentices and presented numerous seminars in Japan as well as in Australia and the United States. He is the author of over 20 books in Japan, among them a well-known handbook series featuring clinical interpretations of the classics, including Basic Questions, Divine Pivot, Classic of Difficulties, and Discussion of Cold Damage. Ikeda Sensei is currently the academic director of the Meridian Therapy
Association of Japan, and is in private practice on the island of Shikoku.

The Practice of Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Classic Principles in Action

Michael Max is a graduate of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. He studied Chinese language and medicine in Taiwan and on the mainland for over five years, and currently operates the Yong Kang Chinese Medicine clinic in St. Louis, Missouri where he maintains an active practice.

Ten Key Formula Families in Chinese Medicine

Pierre Mercier, D.O. practices osteopathy in Oyonnax, France.

Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition)

J.R. Millenson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in psychology, a subject that he taught at Carnegie Mellon, Oxford and McGill Universities. He is a Member of the Register of Herbalists (MRH) in Great Britain, and founder of the Findhorn Bay Apothecary, a natural health center in Scotland. He is currently a tutor for the School of Herbal Medicine of the General Council and Register of Consultant Herbalists in Brighton, Sussex. Among Dr. Millenson's other publications is Principles of Behavioral Analysis, a widely used psychology textbook.

Mind Matters: Psychological Medicine in Holistic Practice

Mukaino Yoshito, M.D. has specialized in sports medicine for nearly three decades. After completing his medical degree in Japan, and a brief period of acupuncture studies in China, he began teaching at Fukuoka University School of Medicine in 1982. In 1989 he became a full professor in the newly-formed Department of Sports and Health Sciences. There he worked extensively with student athletes and physical trainers to develop the Meridian Test, a unique system for assessing and treating sports injuries.

During the past two decades, Dr. Mukaino has continued research and clinical work with athletes and has taught his M-Text system widely in Japan and abroad. In 2006 he helped found the Oriental Medicine Clinic of Fukuoka University and became its first director.

Sports Acupuncture: The Meridian Test and Its Applications

Edward Obaidey graduated from the Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1990, and has a small practice in Tokyo. He is the founder of the Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Skills Foundation, an organization dedicated to the practice and preservation of traditional Oriental medicine, and has given seminars in England and Australia. Mr. Obaidey is privileged to have studied with Ikeda Sensei, and to have assisted him in the presentation of seminars abroad.

The Practice of Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Classic Principles in Action

Suzette O’Byrne From a BSc in kinesiology to teaching fitness to personal training to becoming a sought-after international presenter, Suzette has always loved studying and teaching others about the body and movement. Suzette’s classes, workshops, and personal training integrate her extensive understanding in physiology and anatomy with training in yoga, Pilates, yoga therapy, and meditation to help people find the balance in their own bodies, minds, and spirits and to feel the energy that flows through each of us.

Yoga for the Core: Finding Stability in an Unstable Environment

John O'Connor studied Chinese language and history at the University of Oregon (B.A., 1971), University of Illinois (M.A., 1977), Taiwan Normal University, and the University of Hong Kong. His collaboration with Dan Bensky on the translation and publication of Chinese medical books began during the course of their studies in Macau between 1973-75.

Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text

Serge Paoletti, D.O. (U.K) is a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, England. He has taught at that school as well as at the College Internationale d’Osteopathy in St. Etienne, France, the Viennese School of Osteopathy, the French Osteopathic College in Paris, and the German Osteopathic School in Hamburg.

The Fasciae: Anatomy, Dysfunction and Treatment

Marc G. Pick, D.C. earned his Diplomate and Fellowship status in Craniopathy from the International Craniopathic Society, sponsored by the Sacro-Occipital Research Society International (SORSI). Since 1979 he has lectured throughout the world under the auspices of SORSI. During the past three decades Dr. Pick has performed over 7000 hours of human dissection. He is the founder of Project Human, the construction of a prosected latex humanoid. From 1987 to 1992 he studied Chinese medicine at the Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and in 1997 completed a postgraduate course in neurology with the American Chirorpractic Association. He is currently investigating cranial and spinal meningeal attachments at the dissection lab of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Dr. Pick is in private practice in Beverly Hills.

Cranial Sutures: Analysis, Morphology & Manipulative Strategies

Qiao Yi, M.P.H., L.Ac is a graduate of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (1987), and received a Masters degree in Public Health from U.C.L.A. She served as clinical director at both Emperor’s College and SAMRA University, and as Associate Dean and Academic Dean at Yo San University and Emperor’s College. Dr. Qiao has been teaching TCM courses since 1991 at schools in Southern California, where she was also involved with curriculum development. She also served as commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) for eight years. In addition to teaching, Dr. Qiao is engaged in acupuncture research at Cedar Sinai Hospital, and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles. Drs. Qiao and Stone are coauthors of The Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula Study Guide.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide

Jason D. Robertson is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (San Francisco). He has lived and worked in China and Taiwan for over eight years. He studied Chinese language at Washington and Lee University, and then completed a post-graduate language program at Taiwan Normal University. Mr. Robertson currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, and is on the faculty of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine.

Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine: Wang Ju-Yi’s Lectures on Channel Therapeutics

Jeremy Ross has qualifications in botanical sciences, science teaching, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Western phytotherapy. He took his first course in Western herbs in California in 1974. Returning to England, he completed the course of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, in 1982. In 1988, he graduated from the 2-year course in Chinese herbal medicine given by Ted Kaptchuk, and then completed further herbal training at the International College of Nanjing, China.

For 20 years, Jeremy has developed the topic Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine, integrating three paradigms: Western herbal tradition, Chinese medicine, and with modern pharmacological and clinical research. He has published two books in this series: Principles, Practice and Materia Medica and A Clinical Materia Medica: 120 Herbs in Western Use.

A Clinical Materia Medica: 120 Herbs in Western Use

Sacro Occipital Technique Organization, USA is a chiropractic organization dedicated to following the teachings of Dr. Major Bertrand DeJarnette, furthering chiropractic research, and developing multidisciplinary relationships for improving healthcare and helping humanity. Research conducted by this organization and its members will be published in the chiropractic peer-reviewed literature.

Compendium of Sacro Occipital Technique: Peer-Reviewed Literature 1984-2000

Volker Scheid is a scholar physician who engages with East Asian medicine as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. He is a principal research fellow at the University of Westminster, London (UK), where he directs EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences & Traditions in Medicine), an innovative trans-disciplinary research center dedicated to the integration of East Asian medicines into contemporary health care. He has published widely in academic and professional journals, including two previous books: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis and Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine, 1626-2006. He maintains a private medical practice in London and lectures internationally.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd Ed.)
Currents of Tradition in Chinese Medicine 1626 to 2006
Eastland Herb - Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Formulas & Strategies

Julian Scott, Ph.D., Cert. Ac. (China) Ph.D., Cert. Ac. (China) studied physics at Cambridge University. After working in industry, he pursued acupuncture studies at the International College of Oriental Medicine (England) from 1973-76, and then at the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1982. He has always had a special interest in optics, and in visual perception, which led naturally to an interest in eye diseases, and alternative ways of treating them.

Julian also has a great interest in pediatrics and is the author of Natural Medicine for Children, and Natural Medicine for Women. He is married to Teresa Barlow, with whom he has written Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children, and Herbs in the Treatment of Children. He currently has a practice in Bath, England.

Acupuncture for the Eyes
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (Third Edition)
Healing the Eyes with Acupuncture DVD

Shen De-Hui is a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (Bachelor’s of Medicine, 1966) and the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Master’s in Integrated Traditional and Western Ophthalmology, 1978). Before retiring, Dr. Shen was professor in the Department of Traditional Ophthalmology at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing. He is the author of numerous articles on Chinese medicine and has lectured in Mexico and Switzerland. Dr. Shen is currently a member of the Chinese Committee on Integrated Traditional and Western Ophthalmology.

Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine

Miki Shima was originally trained as a linguist and holds a Master's degree in general linguistics from the University of Michigan. At the age of 15 he began taking classes in classical Chinese, a study that has continued to the present. Before coming to America, Shima was trained by Irie Tadashi, L.Ac., in acupuncture, by Terutane Yamada, M.D., in Kampo herbal medicine, and by Grand Master Sango Kobayashi in the art of Yi jing in a traditional apprenticeship for many years. He passed the California Acupuncture Board Examination in 1979 and was appointed to the State Acupuncture Board in 1982 by Gov. Edmund Brown. After serving on the board for seven years, he was elected President of the California Acupuncture Association in 1989. He obtained his Doctorate of Oriental Medicine (OMD) from American Graduate School of Oriental Medicine on the subject of "Shang Han Lun Formula Analysis" in 1985, and was given a Life Time Achievement Award from the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) in 2004. He has taught over 200 clinical workshops and has published Medical I Ching, Channel Divergences (with Charles Chace), and 16 clinical DVDs on Japanese acupuncture and Kampo medicine. He is now in private practice in Corte Madera, California.

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Acupuncture, Alchemy, and Herbal Medicine

Shudo Denmei was born in Ohita, Japan in 1932. As a child he contracted pulmonary tuberculosis, but recovered through acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. He subsequently apprenticed to Miura Nagahiko (the acupuncturist who saved his life) and was trained in the Sawada style of acupuncture. He opened his own practice in 1959.

Mr. Shudo began studying and applying the concepts of meridian therapy in his practice in 1968, and is now one of the leading instructors of the Japan Meridian Therapy Association, and a permanent member of its board. He is also president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Society. His first book, Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy, has become a best seller in Japan and abroad.

In 2010, Dr. Shudo was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by the Emperor of Japan. This award is presented to a select group of people who have distinguished themselves in service to their country and community.

Finding Effective Acupuncture Points
Japanese Classical Acupuncture: Introduction to Meridian Therapy

Steven L. Simmons, D.O. is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is presently a family practice resident in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Simmons has written and illustrated Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine-Review for the Boards.

Ligamentous Articular Strain: Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques for the Body: Revised Edition

Conrad A. Speece, D.O. is a 1974 graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is board certified in Family Practice. He has lectured on ligamentous articular strain techniques and other aspects of osteopathy throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Russia. In addition to his private practice, he has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine since 1983 where he trains students and residents, and is a research full professor at the Post-Graduate School of Clinical Research at A. T. Still University. Dr. Speece has been a member since 1975 and serves as Chairman of the Dallas Osteopathic Study Group, an organization dedicated to refining and expanding the osteopathic approach to treating the human body. He is also an inventor who, among other things, developed and patented the Back-Master Lumbar and Thoracic® OMT Devices.

Ligamentous Articular Strain: Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques for the Body: Revised Edition

Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917) was the founder of osteopathy. His father was a doctor and Methodist preacher who moved with the American frontier, which meant that Still grew up in Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas. After studying medicine with his father, Dr. Still began his own practice in 1854. He and his family were firm abolitionists and he served briefly in the Civil War. After three members of his family died from spinal meningitis in 1864, he became disillusioned with conventional medicine and started his search for a better way to practice. He discovered the principles of osteopathy in 1874. Shortly afterwards he settled in Kirksville, Missouri where he lived for the rest of his life. It was there, in 1892, that he established the first osteopathic school, the American School of Osteopathy.

Osteopathy Research and Practice

Erich Stöger is a pharmacist and holds Master’s degrees in pharmacy (1981) and Chinese studies and anthropology (1990) from the University of Vienna. He studied Chinese at Taiwan Normal University, and since 1989 has translated and published numerous monographs from the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Since 1990 he has been involved in the identification and analysis of Chinese herbs and extracts for a pharmaceutical laboratory in Germany. He also operates a wholesale Chinese herb business in Austria.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (3rd Edition)
Eastland Herb - Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Formulas & Strategies

Al Stone, L.Ac., D.A.O.M. graduated from Emperor’s College with a Masters in TCM (1997) and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2007). He is best known as the founder of the website acupuncture.com. Dr. Stone maintains a significant online presence at gancao.net, and an internal medicine practice that focuses on Chinese herbal medicine in Santa Monica. He also teaches classes and supervises in the clinic at Emperor’s College. Dr. Stone has been editing TCM texts since 1995, including The Treatment of Lupus, Scleroderma, and Dermatomyositis with TCM, published by People’s Medical Publishing House in Beijing. Drs. Stone and Qiao are coauthors of The Traditional Chinese Medicine Formula Study Guide.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide

John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. is President of The Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, an educational and clinical resource center founded by Dr. Upledger in 1985. Courses offered through the Institute teach noninvasive therapies to physicians and healthcare practitioners of all disciplines. Dr. Upledger was formerly a professor in the Department of Biomechanics, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He has been in the forefront of basic science and clinical research in the field of craniosacral therapy.

Books by Dr. Upledger include Cranioscacral Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura, Somato Emotional Release and Beyond, Your Inner Physician and You, and A Brain is Born.

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond the Dura

Jon D. Vredevoogd, M.F.A. is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Michigan State University. His special interest lies in the area of basic design of natural structures. Mr. Vredevoogd has collaborated with John Upledger in publishing articles in the field of craniosacral therapy, and has also contributed articles to Design and Environment and Modern Metals.

Craniosacral Therapy

Wang Ju-Yi is a member of the first graduating class of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (1962) and has practiced Chinese medicine for over 45 years. After three decades of seeing patients at the Xuan Wu Hospital of Chinese Medicine in Beijing, Dr. Wang retired to edit the prestigious journal Chinese Acupuncture (zhong guo zhen jiu). He has also been a pioneer in developing a private Chinese medical practice in the quickly changing environment of modern Beijing.

Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine: Wang Ju-Yi’s Lectures on Channel Therapeutics

Nissi Wang, M.S. is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (B.A. in History, 1977), Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (M.S. in Pathobiology, 1980) and the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (Postgraduate Certificate, 1983). She is senior medical editor at Krames, a publisher of patient education materials. She also continues to translate and edit publications on Chinese medicine, and has collaborated on several books, including The Illustrated Dictionary of Chinese Acupuncture and Acupuncture Case Histories from China.

Acupuncture Case Histories from China
Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine

Wu Bo-Ping graduated in the first class of the Beijing College of Chinese Medicine in 1962. He apprenticed for many years with Qin Bo-Wei, becoming one of his most prominent students. A generous and renowned instructor of Chinese medicine in China and abroad, he is best known as an accomplished clinician. He is now retired and lives in Hangzhou.

Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 Treatment Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions

Peter Wührl, D.O. (Germany) is a graduate of the School for Traditional Osteopathy in Hamburg. He practices in Providence, Rhode Island and in Hamburg, where he is co-director of the Center for Osteopathic Medicine. He is co-editor of the German Journal for Osteopathy - DO and has published on a wide range of clinical and conceptual topics in osteopathy. Peter runs the training program “Working with the Inner Body” in Providence, and is academic director of a permanent post-academic conference in Hamburg (Hamburger Osteopathie Tage). He is currently organizing a course system and teacher collective based on an integrated osteopathic approach, entitled form.function.psyche.

Visceral Osteopathy: The Peritoneal Organs

Wu Xiu-Fen is a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (Bachelor’s of Medicine, 1966). She has practiced Chinese medicine for many years and has been involved in training international students studying Chinese medicine in China. Before retiring, Dr. Wu was professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She has also lectured in Mexico, Japan, and Korea. She now serves as President of the National Association of International Exchange and Cooperation in Traditional Chinese Medicine Higher Education. She continues to participate in the editorial processes of many publications, including the most recent, Chinese-English Traditional Chinese Medicine Textbook.

Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine

Yu Jin, M.D. is professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the OB/GYN Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Medical University, and is director of the gynecologic division of the Institute of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine at that institution. She has served as a visiting professor at the Chinese national laboratories of reproductive medicine, neurobiology, and molecular biology.


Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Yu has focussed on traditional Chinese medicine and its integration with Western biomedicine. She has received numerous honors for her clinical research in reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics, and gynecology, and is a prolific writer, having authored over seventy scientific papers and more than a dozen books in various languages. Dr. Yu is also the principal editor of the obstetric and gynecologic section of Collection of Chinese Medical Secret Formulas.

Dr. Yu presented the evidence supporting the use of acupuncture in the treatment of gynecologic, endocrine, and reproductive indications at the 1997 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in Washington, D.C.

Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine: An Integrated Approach

Zhao Jingyi is a 1982 graduate of the Beijing College (University) of Chinese Medicine, where he is now a professor. Dr. Zhao is also a practicing physician and teaches diagnosis in Chinese medicine to Chinese and Western students. In addition to the books that he has written with Li Xuemei—Acupuncture Patterns & Practice and Patterns & Practice In Chinese Medicine—he has published teaching materials for his students and has conducted much clinical research in this field.

Acupuncture Patterns & Practice
Atlas of Blood and Qi Disorders in Chinese Medicine
Patterns & Practice in Chinese Medicine