About the Author
Dr. Signe Beebe is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced integrative medicine since 1995. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Chinese food therapy and veterinary tui-na by the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and China National Society of TCVM, and has completed the certificate program in Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Beebe owns the Integrative Veterinary Center in Sacramento, California, where she combines conventional medical therapies with Chinese medicine. Dr. Beebe is an assistant editor and advisory board member of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AJTCVM). She is the co-author of Clinical Handbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, and she regularly lectures at scientific meetings in the US and internationally. Dr. Michael Salewski is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College, Oregon at Hindsight Veterinary Care, which treats exclusively using the modalities of TCVM and chiropractic. He co-authored Clinical Handbook of Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine and is currently working on a book about equine chiropractic care. John K. Chen, Ph.D., Pharm.D., O.M.D., L.Ac. Dr. John Chen actively participates in education, research and the frontiers of contemporary application of herbal medicine. In addition to developing professional continuing education seminars and serving as a senior lecturer through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chen speaks at seminars and conferences for universities and local, state, national and international educational and professional organizations. A professor at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and numerous colleges/universities of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Chen is also a member of the Herbal Medicine Committee for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and an herbal consultant for the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA). A recognized authority on Chinese herbal medicine and western (allopathic) pharmacology, Dr. Chen has written extensively on Oriental medicine and alternative complementary/integrative medicine for professional publications, journals and texts, drawing on his wealth of specialty post-graduate training and experience in mainland China in herbology as applied in internal medicine, and on his doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy and South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine. An editorial board member for the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), Medical Acupuncture, John Chen was also a board member of the 1999 Los Angeles Times Festival Honorary Committee and speaker on Herbal Medicine for the City of Los Angeles First Annual Festival of Health. Appearing in the Discovery Channel 1999 six-hour documentary on alternative and complementary medicine, Dr. Chen served as the expert resource on Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also was a guest speaker on herb-drug interactions in 1998 for the annual USC Bergen Brunswig convention, during which he addressed over 400 pharmacists and medical doctors. Dr. Chen maintains his consulting practice in Southern California. Tina T. Chen, M.S., L.Ac. Tina Chen is an active and respected educator in Oriental medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition to lecturing on TCM Gynecology and Cosmetology across North America through the widely-respected Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Ms. Chen is active on the faculty of South Baylo University of Oriental Medicine and has been an active contributor to professional journals and publications.