recommended reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, Ted Kaptchuk

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary

Wood Becomes Water: Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life, Gail Reichstein


Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, Dr. Vasant Lad

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, by Dr. Robert Svoboda

Ayurvedic Healing, Dr. David Frawley

Ayurveda: A Life of Balance, Bri Maya Tiwari

Ayurvedic Medicine, Sebastian Pole

The Ayurvedic Cookbook Amadea Morningstar


The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, T.K.V. Desikachar

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga,  Gary Kraftsow

Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Yoga Mama Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth, Margo Shapiro Bachman

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina Gaskin

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Dr. Christiane Northrop

Hygieia, A Woman’s Herbal, Jeannine Parvati

The Natural Pregnancy: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices, Aviva Romm

Ayurveda for Women, Dr. Robert Svoboda

The Path of Practice: A Woman’s Book of Healing with Food, Breath, and Sound, Bri Maya Tiwari

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life; Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, Dr. Claudia Welch