Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., O.M.D. have pioneered the practice of Chinese medicine in America for the last 28 years as educators, writers, and practitioners. They are the co-authors of the best-selling Between Heaven and Earth, as well as the Chinese Modular Solutions Handbook for Health Professionals, the pamphlet Chinese Medicine: How It Works, and many articles. They have taught extensively in this country and in Europe.
Their own studies began at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England in 1972. Korngold studied herbal medicine at the Kunming Traditional Medicine Research Institue and the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese medicine. Licensed by the State of California since 1976, they are engaged in the active practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at their San Francisco clinic, Chinese Medicine Works.
Beinfield and Korngold are on the faculty of the American College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have lectured at University of California
San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, UC Berkeley, Andrew Weil's Program
in Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital in New York, and the Office
of Alternative Medicine/NIH. They are diplomates of the National
Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and on the
Advisory Board of Natural Health Magazine, WholeHealthMDAdvisor, and the
Integrative Medical Arts Group. Korngold has also taught at the San
Francisco College of Acupuncture and at San Francisco State University.
Beinfield received the 1997 Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
award for clinical scholarship for an article she co-authored with her
father, breast surgeon and Yale faculty member Malcolm Beinfield, titled
Revisisting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer.
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