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Articles and Books Written

by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac.


Co-Author, Chinese Modular Solutions Formula Guide, 2006, revised 2015.

Co-Author, Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, New York: Ballantine, 1991.



Co-Author, Chinese Medicine: How it Works, San Francisco: Chinese Medicine Works, 1991.


Chapters / Articles

Integrative Cancer Therapies, "Customers’ Interactions With Physicians and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners: Older Women With Breast Cancer and Self-Managed Health Care", Shelley R. Adler, PhD, Judith Wrubel, PhD, Ellen Hughes, MD, PhD, and Harriet Beinfield, LAc, Volume 8 Number 1
March 2009 63-70.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Cancer Care and Prevention, "Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care," , edited by Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, Editor, Springer, 2007.

Explore: A Journal of Health & Healing, "Chinese Medicine and the Mind," July/Aug 2006, Vol 2, No 4..

Alternative Therapies, "Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care," 2003: 9 (5).

Seminars in Integrative Medicine, "Dao and the Doctor: The Thought and Practice of Chinese Medicine," 2003: 1 (3).

"Cancer and Chinese Medicine," Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer, edited by Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, Philadelphia: Harcourt Health Sciences, 2005.

"Centralism vs Pluralism: Language, Authority, and Freedom in Chinese Medicine," Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, (2001) 4.

"Dreaming with Two Feet on the Ground: Acupuncture in Cuba," "Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, (2001) 3.

Foreword, Who Can Ride the Dragon, Ken Rose and Zhang Yu Huan, Brookline: Paradigm Press, 1999.

Oriental Medicine, "Menopause, Hormones and Chinese Medicine," (January, 1999).

Alternative Therapies, "Conversations: Eastern Medicine for Western People" 1998: 4 (3).

Alternative Therapies, "Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer," Co-Author with Malcolm Beinfield, MD, 1997: 3 (5) (1997 Award for Clinical Scholarship from Alternative Therapies).

Natural Health, "Cracking the Code of Chinese Medicine" (November, 1996).

"Fleas, Ponies, Doctors, Angels," Acupuncture in Practice: Western Case Studies, edited by Hugh MacPherson with Ted Kaptchuk. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.

Foreword, Medicinal Mushrooms, Christopher Hobbs, Santa Cruz, CA, Botanica Press, 1995

Shape, "Chinese Medicine: Five Archetypes" (May 1995).

Alternative Therapies, "Chinese Traditional Medicine: An Introductory Overview" 1995: 1 (1).

USA Weekend feature article, 6th Annual Health Issue, "New Remedies for Old Ills" (January, 1995).

Foreword, Treating AIDS with Chinese Medicine, M.K. & A.D. Shattuck, Berkeley: Pacific View Press, 1994.
Natural Health, "Performance-Enhancing Herbs, sidebar: Chinese Tonic Herbs" (May-June, 1994).

New Age Journal, "Chinese Remedies" (January-February 1994).

Health Food Business: "Chinese Herbs - Harnessing the Forces of Nature" (July, 1992).

Delicious, "Chinese Herbal Medicine: When Echinacea and Goldenseal Aren't Enough" (May-June 1992).

Natural Health, "Kitchen Doctor - Cooking with Chinese Herbs" and "Menopause" (March-April 1992).

Heartland Journal, "Charting the Currents of Qi" (November, 1991).


Lectures / Seminars (selected)

February 2009:  “Five Types in Pediatric Care: Identity, Diagnosis and Treatment”, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA

October 2008: Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, “Virtues and Vices: Five Phase Types and the Dynamics of Healing”, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference, Chantilly, VA

May 2008:  Efrem Korngold:  “Five Phase Constitutional Medicine and Pediatrics”, Holistic Pediatric Training Seminar Series, Berkeley, CA

April 2008:  Pediatric Conference “Five Phase Types: Identity, Diagnosis and Treatment”, Denver, CO

October 2007: Efrem Korngold, “Five Phases of Development: Embryology and the Family”, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference, Chantilly, VA

March 2007:  Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, “The Dao of Herbal Solutions”, Copenhagen, Denmark

March 2007:  Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, “Five Pediatric Types: Identity, Diagnosis, and Treatment” , Southwest Symposium, Austin, TX

October 2006:  Efrem Korngold, “Growing the Dao:  The Five Infant Types”, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference, East Rutherford, NJ

February 2006:  “Common Childhood Ailments: Diagnosing and Treating Five Types of Kids”, ACTCM, San Francisco, CA

January 2006:  “Chinese Modular Solutions in Pediatric Care”, Holistic Pediatric Association Seminar Series, Millbrae, CA

January 2006:  “Holistic Management of Attention Problems and Autism”, Holistic Pediatric Association Seminar Series, Millbrae, CA

November 2004:  Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, “Identifying Five Agencies: Five Types Therapeutic Strategies for Growing the Dao”, Pacific Symposium, San Diego, CA

September 2004:  “In Sickness and in Health:  The Clinical Value of Identifying Five Types”, 15th Bi-Annual California State Oriental Medical Association International Expo North, Millbrae, CA

May 2002: Keynote, American Holistic Medical Association, Toronto, Canada

March 2002: Puerto Rican Acupuncture Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico

June 2001: Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, St. Paul, MN

March 2001: American Medical Student Association Conference, Anaheim, CA

November 2001: I Congreso de la Sociedad Cubana de Medicina Bioenergetica y Naturalista, Havana, Cuba

May 2000: Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine, "Practical Applications of Medicine," Cincinnati, OH

April 2000: Integrative Medicine Forum, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

March 2000: Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

February 2000: Efrem Korngold, Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, Integrative Medicine Program, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

October 1999: "Healing the Rift: Affirming the Unity of 5 Phase and 8 Principles," Maryland Acupuncture Society, Baltimore, MD

September 1999: International Institute of Chinese Medicine Forum, Albuquerque, NM

June 1999: Harriet Beinfield, Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Washington, DC

May 1999: Efrem Korngold, Integrative Medicine Forum, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

May 1999: Efrem Korngold, Keynote: "Chinese Medicine: An Integrated View of Bodily Life," International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Seattle, WA

May 1999: Harriet Beinfield, Keynote: "Sickness and the Social Body, " International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Seattle, WA

February 1999: "From Symptoms to Satori," Copenhagen, Denmark

February 1999: "Optimum Aging," Galway, Ireland

November 1998: Pacific Symposium, San Diego, CA

November 1998: UCSF Complementary Paths of Healing, Osher Center/Department of Family & Community Medicine, San Francisco, CA

October 1998: Efrem Korngold, First International Congress of the North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Commission, Acapulco, Mexico

June 1998: Efrem Korngold, Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Complementary & Alternative Therapies, Washington, DC

April 1998: Alternative Therapies Symposium: Creating Integrated Health Care, San Diego, CA

Dec 1997: Harriet Beinfield, Division Conference on Complementary Care in Cancer Management, American Cancer Society, San Francisco, CA

November 1997: Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY

September 1997: University of Arizona School of Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, Tucson, AZ

February 1997: Five Branches Institute of Traditional Medicine, Santa Cruz, CA

April 1995: Harriet Beinfield, Commencement Address, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA

November 1994: Great American Health Controversies, "East Meets West: Merging Medical Traditions Conference," Stanford University Health Library Benefit, Stanford, CA

July 1994: California Pacific Medical Center, Program in Medicine and Philosophy, San Francisco, CA

July 1994: Harriet Beinfield. Presenter on Chinese Medicine, "Examining Research Assumptions in Alternative Medicine Conference," Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

June 1994: Efrem Korngold, Psychiatric Residence Training Program, San Mateo County Hospital, San Mateo, CA

June 1994: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

February 1994: Holistic Medical Association Conference, Seattle, WA

December 1993: Harriet Beinfield, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Hilton Head, SC

September 1992: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Tempe, AZ

June 1992: Oxford University, England

April 1992: Minneapolis Acupuncture Society, Minneapolis, MN

March 1992: California Pacific Medical Center, Program in Medicine and Philosophy: "Ways of the Healer" Symposium, San Francisco, CA

August 1991: Pacific Symposium, San Diego, CA

1987: International Acupuncture Symposium, San Francisco, CA

1987: Efrem Korngold, Seminar on Herbal Medicine: Florida State Acupuncture Association, Tampa, FL


Media (selected)

1995: Harriet Beinfield, Good Morning America
1991: ABC Television, Nightwatch

1999: Harriet Beinfield, Get Healthy, Hawaii
1999: Harriet Beinfield, Here's to Your Health
1996: Harriet Beinfield, Gary Null Radio Show 1994: New Dimensions Radio, Roots of Healing Series

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Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., O.M.D. and Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac.

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