• Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to Be 100
    by Maoshing Ni

    This is a great book with tips that are deeply rooted in traditional wisdom and philosophy. Each tip is presented in short, digestible bits, so you don't feel overwhelmed. Perfect for someone new to the ideas, and also a great reminder for those who are already familiar. Try adopting a tip a week and see how your life changes for the better!  

  • Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments
    by Michael Reed Gach

    This is a powerful yet accessible guide to how you can self-treat or extend your acupuncture treatments at home between sessions. The point suggestions and combinations are effective, and the information is presented with pictures and explanations to guide you through the process. A great resource if you're ready to learn how to tap into your own healing power!  

  • TCM: A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
    by Nan Lu, Ellen Schaplowsky

    Nan Lu's books provide a nice introduction into the basic theories of Chinese medicine, including how food energetics affect your health. This book is a nice guide if you want a better understanding of the philosophies of Chinese medicine and are looking for ideas on how to create a healthy lifestyle according to those philosophies.    

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Woman's Guide to Healing from Breast Cancer
    by Nan Lu, Ellen Schaplowsky

    This book's theoretical background is similar to Nan Lu's Weight Loss book above, but he also talks more specifically about meridians and energetics that affect women. He provides dietary recommendations, simple exercises, and other lifestyle recommendations in a friendly manner. A nice resource to have even if you're not a breast cancer patient or survivor!  

  • Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
    by Sally Fallon, Mary Enig

    This is a great cookbook that compiles nutritional wisdom from different cultures. There is so much knowledge integrated into food traditions, and this book shows you how to utilize that information in your kitchen. Some of the recipes may take more time and prep, but the results are worth it. We so often forget to slow down and take time and pleasure in preparing our food! If you have kids or are expecting, this is a wonderful source for learning how to give yourself and your family a great nutritional foundation! Feeling calmer, more balanced and more focused are just a few results that both kids and adults enjoy from eating thoughtfully and well.      

  • Inside the Body: Fantastic Images from Beneath the Skin
    by Science Photo Library

    This book is a treat for the eyes and will change your perception of your physical body. Beautiful and often surprising shapes, patterns and lines are revealed through different imaging technology.  I use this book to help patients visualize healing processes in their bodies during and after treatment, and I enjoy flipping through it whenever I have a free moment.