TCM Book Club Archive

Join us as we interview the authors of the hottest Acupuncture, TCM and Wellness books!

Rhythms of Change

Speaker: Mary Saunders 
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute
CEUs/PDAs: None

In this edition of our popular TCM Book Club, author Mary Saunders discusses her newly released book, Rhythms of Change. As a clinician, educator and acupuncturist with over 25 year experience, Mary pours her accumulated knowledge into the pages of this helpful guide, intended to aid patients on the importance of lifestyle as a part of their holistic healing journey. In addition to discussing and introducing the book, Mary also answers questions from the webinar audience.

The Spark in the Machine

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Keown 
Duration: 59 minutes
CEUs/PDAs: None

Daniel Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did.

Essential Chinese Formulas

Speaker: Dr. Jake Fratkin 
Duration: 50 minutes
CEUs/PDAs: None

Use the link above to watch this one-hour webinar with Jake Fratkin as he presents his new book, Essential Chinese Formulas, based on his webinar series, The Most Important Chinese Herbal Formulas.

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

Speaker: Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
Duration: 58 minutes
CEUs/PDAs: None
Watch a recording of our most recent TCM Book Club with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield on her new book Constitutional Facial Acupuncture. In this short interview, Mary Elizabeth will introduce the Constitutional Facial Acupuncture protocol, address its impact on popular culture, and how it affects practitioners and students who practice or want to get into this growing field of cosmetic acupuncture using non-invasive natural solutions.

Face Reading in Chinese Medicine (Second Edition)

John Stan interviews author Lillian Bridges
Total CEUs: 0 Cost: FREE

Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries. Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese Medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological, and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions.


Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China.

In this recorded webinar, Lillian discusses her new book, the second edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, how the book came to be, and offers a brief introduction into the art of Face Reading.

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The Clinicial Handbook of Chinese Herbs: Desk Reference

John Stan interviews author Will Maclean
Total CEUs: 0 Cost: FREE

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In this free, one-hour webinar, author and practitioner Will Maclean will discuss his book The Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs. Distilled from the major herb reference texts used in China and the West, this desk reference is designed to be quick and easy to use, with clear and accurate tables comparing all the herbs used in the modern clinic.  


Aimed at helping students master the formidable task of learning the materia medica, and enhancing the dexterity of experienced practitioners, the desk reference is an essential guide to the intricate logic of Chinese herbal prescription.

Will discusses The Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs, how the book came to be, and the main challenges facing Chinese Medicine as it expands around the world.  

He responds to questions from both the audience, and moderator John Stan, DrTCM.

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Now in its third edition, David Legge's Close to the Bone covers the acupuncture treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Its aim is to enable the acupuncture practitioner to diagnose musculoskeletal disorders from both a Chinese Medicine and an anatomical perspective and to combine these insights into an effective treatment. David has been a practicing osteopath and acupuncturist for more than thirty years, specializing in the treatment of painful musculoskeletal disorders.  He has taught widely for most of that time.


In this free, hour-long discussion, David explains the basis of his approach to treating painful conditions, the way this developed over the years, and how the book came to be written.

He discusses changes to the way acupuncture is practiced in China and the West, including the growth of new diagnostic models. In this webinar David responds to moderator John Stan's questions, as well as questions from the audience.

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Qin Bo-Wei's 56 Methods

Charles Chace interviews Jason Blalack
Total CEUs: 0 Cost: FREE

In this one-hour recorded webinar, Charles Chace interviews Jason Blalack, translator, compiler, and editor of the recently released book by Eastland Press Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 Methods, Writing Precise Prescriptions.

Jason discusses the development of Qin’s original manuscript, why it is important to us today, as well as talk about the extensive clinical commentary that has been added to to Qin’s text helping elucidate it to the West.


Qin Bo-Wei was one of the most important Chinese medicine scholar-physicians of the 20th century. Qin Bo-wei’s system of herbal prescribing is a synthesis of the most important ideas in Chinese medicine’s history. It pre-dates most of Mao Zedong’s influence and differs in a number of ways from the current TCM model, yet can easily be integrated into modern clinical use. This system is ideal for those looking to learn to diagnose clearly, write custom formulas as opposed to stock formulas or patents, improve their precision in herbal prescribing by writing smaller, more accurate formulas, or who simply want to break out of a basic TCM pattern structure.

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