The Center for Traditional Health Arts

Bill Fannin, Dipl.Ac    Sean Fannin, C.H., Dipl.CEM    Lori Zarr, L.Ac., CMT   Erin Meyers, L.Ac., CMT

5 Keller Street, Suite A, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-8040

The Center for Traditional Health Arts is owned and operated by Sean Fannin as sole proprietor. Each practitioner providing services is an individual sole practitioner and not a partner or owner.

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Recommended Readings

We have expanded our recommended readings list and moved it to here.

The following links are organized in alphabetical order by topic.

Chinese Medicine/Qigong Books & Periodicals

Monkey Press (note this site is down for now - hopefully they will have it up again soon)
Monkey Press is the publisher of Father Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee's books on classical Chinese medicine. While most of the books are available from Redwing Books or at specialty bookshops, the site has additional information on the books, international distribution and more.

Qi Journal
A quarterly magazine with articles on Chinese philosophy, Chinese Medicine, Qigong and other related topics. They also offer a fairly extensive book catalog with sections on Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong, etc.

Redwing Books
Redwing books offers one of the most comprehensive selections of books on Chinese medicine available.

Tai Chi Magazine
A bi-monthly magazine with articles on Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and Qigong. They also have a a very good book catalog, Wayfarer Publications, that specializes in Taijiquan and Qigong books.

Chinese Culture and Philosophy
An online journal of Asian art.
A great site that includes sections on classical Chinese literature, science, painting, and much more.

Chinese Character Dictionary
This site has a good online Chinese dictionary that allows multiple ways to look up characters (by radical, stroke, pinyin, etc.)

Classics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
An online version of an exhibit held at the History of Medicine Divisions of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda Maryland from 1999-2000. There are great exhibits of original texts on display as well as portraits of famous Chinese emperors and physicians.

Dao Page
This site provides an extensive resource on daoist philosophy, history, practical applications through links to online articles and papers.

Taoism Information Page
A links site with sections on Daoism, Chinese philosophy, Laozi, Zhuangzi and so on.

Quotes from the Classics
We have added a page to our site that has quotes from the classics that we have used previously as quotes on our What's New page.

Food & Tea

In Pursuit of Tea
This site offers good information on Chinese teas, a newsletter with tips on tea preparation and teas for sale.

Recipes from
Ian and Cindy Rawlinson are acupuncturists in Petaluma that we have worked with for many years. This is a page from their website with some great recipes and useful dietary information. They also have many good articles and information on topics from lifestyle to Five Element Acupuncture on their website.

Teance Teas
Teance is a direct importer of teas from the Far East. They have very high quality teas and information about brewing, history, etc. We get most of the oolong and green teas that we drink from them.

Tillerman Tea
A wonderful teashop in Napa at Oxbow market, Tillerman Tea is run by two very knowledgable and friendly tea connoisseurs. We have been buying excellent Pu-erh tea from them, as well as wonderful oolongs and black teas. I highly recommend a trip to their shop - ask questions and you will learn a lot about tea!

Imperial Tea Court
Imperial Tea Court has a wide selection of excellent Pu-erh teas as well as teaware, kettles and so on. A Great place to spend time with tea and a light meal.

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
HSAs function like a “Medical IRA,” that work in conjunction with a high-deductible health insurance policy. You are allowed to use this tax-advantaged savings account for qualified medical expenses, including Chinese medicine. The above website explains the basics of HSAs.

Holistic Animal Care

Hands-On Horse Care with Diana Thompson
Diana Thompson, a nationally known horse trainer and award-winning equine journalist, offers Hands-On Horse Care education in equine massage, acupressure, nonviolent horse training, saddle fitting, Bach Flower therapy, homeopathy and Chinese herbalism.

PetAluma Loving Pet Care
Saskia Mollet offers pet sitting and care (including horses, dogs, cats and small animals) and dog walking services in Petaluma and the surrounding area. You can also contact her about Equine acupressure and aromatherapy and bach flower essences for animals.

Live Chinese Plants and Organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs and Seeds

Peggy Schafer & Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm
Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm is a small nursery in Petaluma. They specialize in organically grown Chinese, Ayurvedic and other Asian medicinal herb starter plants and field grown herbs. They grow sustainably and all harvesting is done by hand to ensure the highest quality. Contact Peggy Schafer at, or (707) 765-9611 to set up a visit to their greenhouse, nursery area, demonstration area and growing grounds or to inquire about herbs.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is a beautiful and inspiring garden dedicated to preserving rare Asian plants. Visitors have the opportunity to see some amazing Chinese medicinal plants (and many others) in a natural setting.

Western Medical Resources

The Center for Disease Control
The CDC has a wealth of up to date information on preventing disease. This is probably the most reliable western medical information available, especially for travelers.

Medlineplus has online medical dictionaries, information about medical conditions, information on prescription medications and many western medicine related links.

Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
This is an excellent site from Susan Ott, MD, University of Washington, Department of Medicine. It provides accurate and current information on osteoporosis including prevention and treatment.

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