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.
    Mind. Body. Practice. A beautiful guide to Chinese medicine.
The Book of Shiatsu 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.
Tao Shiatsu 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.