Brendan Kelly LAc is an acupuncturist, herbalist, author, and professor who has been practicing Chinese medicine full-time since 2004. He currently practices at Jade Mountain Wellness, the clinic he co-founded in Burlington, VT USA. He is on the faculty teaching graduate Chinese medicine students at Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL and has taught at Daoist Tradition in NC and Northern Vermont University in VT. He also lectures regularly at colleges and universities around the US including Swarthmore College, Yale University, Middlebury College, and University of Vermont. He also speaks at a diversity of conferences around the US and Europe including those on western herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, sustainability and organic food. For the past 17 years he has been integrating clinically the potency of local, western herbs with the older, historical traditions of Chinese meidicine. His first book “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis” uses the lens of Chinese medicine to look at the bigger and deeper issues of global warming.