Jeffrey Yuen’s Classical Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Lately, so many people have been asking me for holistic health solutions that it’s time to give you a proper introduction to my Chinese medicine go-to guy, Jeffrey Yuen.

More than two decades ago, I met Jeffrey in Chinatown and started taking his classes. Today, he’s a great family friend who still constantly inspires me. Thanks to him, I have more natural, loving ways to care for my daughter, myself and even our pets. I’ve also shared much of what I’ve learned with friends and they’ve benefited too.   :)

When Jeffrey first introduced me to Classical Chinese medicine, I was riveted. His teachings went completely against the pill-popping conventional Western approach that I was raised with. Stick with him and you’ll learn stuff long before it gets trendy. Essential oil therapy? He was on it ages ago. In fact, he was talking sugar-free, gluten-free eating DECADES before these buzzwords became fashionable.

Today, Jeffrey Yuen is a leading expert on Classical Chinese medicine and acupuncture. A Taoist priest by calling, he has absolutely ZERO interest in being a celebrity healer and doesn’t take patients. Instead, teaching others is his mission. But you can still connect with Jeffrey in four ways…

 

Get started with Jeffrey Yuen

What to eat: If you like, you can get a list of Jeffrey’s diet do’s and don’ts HERE.  You’ll notice that it excludes or limits certain items that are basic to the typical American diet. For example, Jeffrey recommends against tropical fruit, wheat, yogurt and Idaho baked potatoes. But veggies like super-dark leafy greens get his blessing big-time.

Where to learn more: Jeffrey Yuen has a website, JadePurityFoundation,org that provides info on his classes, lectures and more. Most of what’s offered is hard-core material that delights acupuncturists, herbalists and physicians. You can also look up Jeffrey-trained practitioners on JeffreyYuen.org. 

What to read: This last suggestion is from me, not Jeffrey. When I first met him, there was so much to learn. Eventually, I was taking some of his classes and reading the heavy-duty texts. I even served on the New York State Board of Acupuncture (2002-2007). But in the very beginning, the one book that really grounded me was Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold. It’s written in nice, clear, readable English. And the content is riveting.

Jeffrey Yuen’s food list

In the past, I’ve mentioned Jeffrey Yuen on this blog in connection with his food list. One post was about how his dietary recommendations helped clear up my various skin issues — from dry skin and adult acne to seemingly random rashes. Another post explained how the regimen was also effective in dealing with my allergies. As for this post? It’s here to give you a quick and easy place to get all the relevant links.  :)

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    good morning to you all! i have decided to end the year by posting info about my holistic health care resources. each one has had a major impact on changing and shaping my life in wonderful ways. next up: my holistic dentist, the holistic eye doctor and the non-invasive chiropractor and my yoga classes. do you have a preference regarding who i should blog about next?

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      that’s a vote for my girl the chiropractor. i’ll get to everyone eventually but thanks for this, dora. any other opinions? now that i’m starting to think about resources, even more are coming to mind….

  2. Great post Betty! I’m new to your blog and I couldn’t be happier that you’ll be doing more posts about Holistic health – perfect introduction for me, as Alternative medicine has played a big role in my life… did you know I was coming : ) The chiropractor has my vote. Thanks and all the best!,
    Ben

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      ben, i just clicked on your website and haha! welcome to blogging and glad to have a shared passion for holistic solutions. also — thanks for mentioning the phrase “alternative” medicine! it helps us to be aware of all the ways to talk about the world. some folks call it “complementary” medicine, which implies that it works alongside conventional western medicine that is taught in medical schools and practiced in hospitals. :)

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  4. So his name is Jeffrey. Hahaha You’ve mentioned him and your holistic health so many times before! I’ve been curious. I’m sure Chris Wytenus has been too. Gonna post this post on his Facebook..

    I always imagined Jeffrey to be a grandpa! But he’s so young! And modern! Completely vanquished the stereotypes I had of what Chinese medicine practitioners are supposed to look like.

    P.S. AND you served on the New York State Board of Acupuncture?!

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      Yeah, I did serve on the state acupuncture board, as a lay person (rather than an expert). And Jeffrey’s younger than me. A good friend. He has great ideas. Ahead of his time. So glad you stopped by!! xo

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