Cinnabar Swan Healing Arts

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ashland, Oregon

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan & Meditation by Da Liu. Schocken Books . The T’ai Chi Boxing Chronicle by Kuo Lien-Ying, transl. by Guttmann. North Atlantic Books Kuo Lien-Ying is the Chinese master who first taught Kuang Ping style taijiquan in the US. Lost T’ai-Chi Classics from the Late Ch’ing Dynasty by Douglas Wile, SUNY Press. Historical […]



Recommended Reading: Acupuncture

Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture by Ellis, Wiseman & Boss.* Describes acupuncture points and meridian pathways,  provides tables with an overview of each meridian’s uses, and a glossary of terms used in Chinese medical diagnosis. *Required textbook for my HE399/Meridian Theory course through Southern Oregon University’s Extended Campus Programs. Statements of Fact in TCM by Bob […]



Recommended Reading: Oriental Medicine & Philosophy

Between Heaven & Earth by Beinfield & Korngold. Overview of Chinese medicine and five elements theory of diagnosis and treatment of disease; focuses on personality types, case studies (and unfortunately, a plug for their own labeled line of herbal formulas). Chinese System of Food Cures by Henry C. Lu. Chinese medical dietary remedies for various […]



Recommended Reading: Qi Gong

Qi Gong The Root of Chinese Chi Kung by Yang Jwing-Ming. YMAA Publications. Essential resource for qigong practitioners! The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen. Fireside/Simon & Schuster. Great introduction for beginners. Shaolin Nei Jin Qi Gong by Peter Fenton, Ph.D. Samuel Weiser Inc. Intermediate/advanced techniques



Recommended Reading: Feng Shui

Feng Shui: The Chinese Art of Placement Overview of Tibetan Black Hat Feng Shui (using the ba gua, or eight directions, symbolically). Some history, examples of homes and businesses, interior design, and landscaping. Interior Design A further development of using TBH Feng Shui in interior spaces; diagrams and a 4-color ba gua map included. Living […]


T’ai chi ch’uan literally translates as “grand ultimate fist”. The grand ultimate is symbolized by what we in the west call the ‘yin-yang symbol’ (the t’ai chi t’u). This symbol illustrates the concept of a still point at the center of dynamic movement.

T’ai chi ch’uan is an excellent adjunct to acupuncture treatment. Because it is a moving exercise, and the movements have been designed to promote qi flow in certain meridians in a certain sequence, it helps resolve many types of pain patterns. Its use of movement together with standing makes it ideal for women with menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, or women recovering from childbirth because it promotes free flow of qi through the uterus.