Often when working with a client we will talk about things and I might share experiences of what has helped me or other clients to better health. Or clients might want me to suggest a book that can help them to understand more about their treatment. So here is a resources page for you…
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Angie Hicks and Peter Mole have both written a great accessible books about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I also recommend the Keepers of the Soul by Nora Franglen about Five Element constitutional acupuncture. For those who prefer a lighter read The Five Elements by Dondi Dahlin is good fun. Between Heaven and Earth by Beinfield and Corngold is also a good book for the lay person about Five Elements. The book Characters of Wisdom by Debra Kaatz is an absolutely beautiful book about the Taoist meanings of each of the acupuncture points – I use this a lot in my practice.
The Wisdom of the Body by Michael Kern and The Breath of Life by Cherionna Menzam Sills are both excellent introductory texts to biodynamic craniosacral therapy. For those who would like to delve deeper Franklyn Sills is a master as is James Jealous.
Trauma and Stress
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine; The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk and the Body Remembers by Babette Rothchild are all highly regarded books about trauma. I love reading books by Gabor Mate or watching his talks on You Tube. For Childhood trauma I recommend Bruce Perry. The Thinking Heart by Anne Alvarez is a wonderful psychoanalytic book about working with disturbed children – but not really for the lay person.
On philosophy, life and death and metaphysics
I do like Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Elizabeth Kubler Ross and Gill Edwards and many more… I really enjoyed On Being and Becoming by Franklyn Sills
For meditation – I can recommend Sacred Meditation. Eliza and her husband David are both wonderful teachers
Healthy Eating and Weight Loss
There are many books and websites about Chinese nutritional approaches. I like Healing with Wholefoods by Paul Pitchford and Healing Ourselves by Daverick Leggett. Here are some websites that have some interesting information
For those who would like to lose weight there are obviously many approaches but I can recommend The Fast 800 by Michael Moseley – a handy book with lots of science behind the thinking, some nice recipes and meal plans. The approach is based on Time Restricted Eating – overnight fasts (not so hard as starving all day), and low calorie days with delicious Mediterranean food.