Every so often people ask me what books I would recommend reading.
Here is a list of Traditional Chinese Medicine, dietary, energy medicine, and self-help books that I have enjoyed over the years
Chinese Medicine dietary books
A word of caution: When you delve into the world of Chinese Medicine you may start to notice that you have every pattern you read about. It happens to every student in both Western and Chinese Medical school. Speak with your practitioner about what your pattern truly is, and remember you're paying us for our years of education and experience. Help us help you. Use this information as a way to educate yourself on the patterns your practitioner is treating you for, and not to create new ones.
This is a great starter book for Traditional Chinese Medicine. It does a decent job of explaining basic Chinese Medicine Concepts and tells you how to eat for your pattern. I reference this book frequently. It also contains a number of recipes. Some good, some bad, some that just confuse.
I like a number of the recipes in this book.
Vegan and Vegetarian Books
I am not a Vegan. However, I do see a number of vegans and vegetarians in my practice. One thing that I have noticed is that MOST vegans and vegetarians are not receiving the proper nutrients. This leads to things like Spleen Qi Deficiency, Blood Deficiency, and Kidney Deficiency. If this is a lifestyle choice that you feel adamant about I support your decision. This book is a great tool to help you maintain proper dietary needs.
This book has turned many people vegan. Its primary point is that as a culture we consume too much meat. This book explains a large study that took place in China. The studies found that societies that consumed less that 10% animal protein a day were less likely to develop diseases (high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.). A great thing to take away from this book is the idea that meat should be a side dish and not the other way around.
This explains the basics of NAET and contains a number of case studies. NAET is NOT just for the typical definition of allergies. It can help any number of disease. I highly recommend that all NAET patients read this prior to starting treatments.
This is a basic cookbook for acupressure points. Dr. Devi has compiled a list of points geared towards helping you on a day to day basis. Have a headache, but can’t get in for a treatment? You will now have access to a list of points to help you.
In this book Dr. Bengston describes the foundations of Bengston Energy Healing Method, and a number of his clinical trials over the past 30 years. It is a very easy read, and very informational.
This book contains a home quiz to help you to see how many of your symptoms may actually be caused by Adrenal Fatigue. The reason I like this book above others is because it does a pretty great job of explaining Adrenal Fatigue in layman terms. It also contains tips and tools to help you. As a side note I carry a number of the recommended supplements.
Reminder: Don't take a supplement just because your read it in a book or heard it from the guy at Whole Foods. Make sure you clear it with your practitioner to make sure that it is the best choice for you.
This is a great beginners book on what the Akashic Records are.