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"What is it that we want? To fully experience our aliveness.
To feel in our bodies a streaming, like the rush of a river over stones.
To be awake, alert, and responsive in our limbs and sensitive in our fingertips.
We want to be able to embrace and be embraced.
We want to live the life of our bodies and want our bodies to permit us to fully live our lives.
Chinese medicine is a beginning."

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Acupuncture Clinic

As two of the first non-Asian acupuncturists in North America in 1973, Harriet and Efrem are seasoned in their craft.
Chinese Medicine Works acupuncture clinic and herbal pharmacy welcomes people
from pregnancy to motherhood, from babies to children, from young adults to the elderly.
We specialize in caring for people with challenging problems and delight in reinforcing wellness.
"Best place to get stuck and unstuck."
-San Francisco Magazine

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Acupuncture Clinic

Herbal Formulas

Efrem and Harriet created 68 innovative Chinese herbal formulas that support recovery and promote health.
These include 30 Chinese Modular Solutions, 22 Sage Solutions, and 16 pediatric Gentle Warriors formulas that are
easy to use and can be customized to solve all sorts of problems for a diverse mix of people.

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Herbal Formulas

Pioneers Harriet and Efrem

Their best-selling book Between Heaven and Earth was amongst the first to explain Chinese medicine to a mass audience and has been translated into 8 languages. They developed an original model of Five Types that help people gain insight into their nature, identity, strengths and weaknesses, both physically and psychologically. As messengers of Chinese medicine in the West, they have taught nationally and internationally.

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Pioneers Harriet and Efrem

Traditional Chinese Medicine

How does Chinese Medicine look at health as a whole? -Efrem Korngold

What does being a "Healer" mean to you? -Harriet Beinfield

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine -Efrem Korngold

Published Works

 Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

"The promise and mystery of Chinese medicine has intrigued and fascinated Westerners ever since the "Bamboo Curtain" was lifted in the early 1970s. Now, in Between Heaven and Earth, two of the foremost American educators and healers in the Chinese medical profession demystify this centuries-old approach to health. Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, pioneers in the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States, explain the philosophy behind Chinese medicine, how it works and what it can do."

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Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides

Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides

The Chinese Medicine Works Formula Guides contain monographs of 68 formulas: the Chinese Modular Solutions, Sage Solutions, and the pediatric Gentle Warriors formulas. They are organized to help providers become familiar with the ingredients and rationale for each formula as well as an overview of the situations for which they might be helpful.

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