Recommended Reading List
Acupressure Potent Points
by Michael Reed Gach
~ A clear and simple guide to self care through exercise and tsubo stimulation.
Between Heaven and Earth
by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
~ Encyclopedic in scope, combining Eastern tradition with Western sensibilities.
The Book of Shiatsu
Mind. Body. Practice. A beautiful guide to Chinese medicine.
by Paul Lundberg
~ Highly recommended as an intro to Shiatsu theory and practice. As fluid and clear as the flow of Chi through the meridians.
Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Volumes 1 & 2
by Travell & Simons
~ Groundbreaking work by a true pioneer. Muscles, their character, function and treatment.
Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Body
by Sandra Hill
~ Title says it all. Poetry and science applied in a personal guide to Chinese medicine.
Shiatsu Theory and Practice
by Carola Beresford-Cooke
~ A comprehensive text introducing T.C.M., technique and application. Well researched and realized.
Staying Healthy with the Seasons
by Elson M. Haas, M.D.
~ Offers a natural path that helps one heal from within. Observations, dietary considerations, and overview of T.C.M.
by Ryokyo Endo
~ From basic to advanced techniques. A unique step-by-step guide of whole body shiatsu and diagnostic skills.
Trail Guide to the Body
by Adrew Biel
~ How to locate muscles and bones - clear illustrations and palpation instruction. Will elevate your massage into therapy.
The Way of Heaven
by Claude Larre SJ
~ In depth discussion and realization of chapters 1 and 2 of The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. Underlines the necessity for understanding nature and the natural processes fo the subtle interplay of heaven and earth - Amazing!!
The Web That Has No Weaver
by Ted J. Kaptchuk
~ "Demystifies Oriental medicine in a remarkably rational analysis of both its strengths and weaknesses." -Science Digest
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Shunayu Suzuki
~ Operator's manual for achieving an open heart and mind. Classic instruction from a true master.