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Chinese Medicine General

  1. The Web that has no Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine [Ted Kaptchuk]
  2. Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine [Harriet Beinfield, Efrem Korngold]

Preventative Health – Health Cultivation/preservation

  1. Listen to Your Body: The Wisdom of Dao [Andrew Powell, Dr. Bisong Guo]
  2. China’s Traditional Way of Health Preservation [Zeng Qingnan, Liu Daoqing]
  3. Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way [Livia Kohn]
  4. The Perfect Day Plan: Unlock the Secrets of Your Body Clock [Jost Sauer]
  5. The Dao of Health, Sex and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way [Daniel Reid]


  1. The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism [Fritjof Capra]
  2. Chronicles of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Master [Deng Ming-Dao]
  3. The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way [Daniel Reid]
  4. The Tao of Pooh [Benjamin Hoff]
  5. Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity [Edward Slingerland]
  6. Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation [Roger Ames & David Hall]
  7. I-Ching: The Book of Changes (Wilhelm & Baynes)

TCM Dietary Therapy

  1. The Tao of Healthy Eating: Dietary Wisdom According to Traditional Chinese Medicine [Bob Flaws]
  2. Why the Chinese Don’t Count Calories: 15 Secrets from a 3, 000-Year-Old Food Culture [Lorraine Clissold]
  3. Food for the Seasons [Professor Lun Wong and Kath Knapsey]
  4. Helping Ourselves: Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics Daverick Leggett [Katherine Trenshaw]
  5. Tao of Nutrition [Maoshing Ni]


  1. Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine: [Wang Ju-Yi, Jason D Robertson]
  2. Acupuncture Imaging: Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body [Mark D. Seem]
  3. Acupuncture – A Comprehensive Text:  [Bensky Dan & O’Connor John]


  1. Herbal Emissaries:  Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West [Steven Foster, Yue Chongxi]


  1. Keeping Your Child Healthy With Chinese Medicine: A Parent’s Guide to the Care & Prevention of Common Childhood Diseases [Bob Flaws]
  2. A Guide to Child Health [Michaela Glockler & Wolfgang Goebel]

Qi Gong

  1. Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin [Livia Kohn]


  1. The Book of Tea [Kakuzo Okakura]
Alex Tan

Alex Tan L.Ac is a licensed Acupuncturist. After completing his degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Alex lived and practiced Chinese Medicine for 10-years in Beijing, China. A native-born Australian, the son of his Australian mother and Chinese father, Alex's bi-cultural heritage helps him skillfully bridge Eastern and Western health perspectives. He believes the true power of Chinese medicine lies in a balanced approach towards prevention and treatment. Rooted in Chinese Medicine observation based theory & methodology over millenniums, Alex’s talent lies in delivering these Eastern healing modalities to his modern Western clients. Click here for more about Alex.