“It’s the air of kindness and authority that so many rarefied folk find appealing.”
“Xiaolan infuses the poetic terminology of this traditional medicine into each chapter. For some, exposure to this eloquent language would be enough reason to read this book. It is that beautiful…. For any woman looking to deepen her understanding of self, this book could be considered essential. For any man in the process of developing compassion for a woman experiencing her uniqueness, this could help to enlighten the mystery.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“This primer on ancient Chinese practices mixes philosophy, personal insight and advice into a very pleasurable read…. An excellent and highly readable intro.”
"TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is my number one choice of healing modalities for women. It’s safe, effective, and holistic. Reflections of the Moon on Water is a beautifully written manual that reveals the wisdom of this ancient tradition for modern times."
—Dr. Christiane Northrup
Praise for Dr. Zhao:
"Xiaolan brings to the art of science and healing, a rare combination of precision and compassion. A gift, indeed."
—Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Fall on Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies
"Xiaolan Zhao is an exceptional person with a unique blend of knowledge, experience, love and compassion, who gives her all for the well-being of the patients under her care."
—Aref Vaezi, M.D. C.C.F.P.
"Xiaolan listens to your words, looks into your eyes, feels your pulse. She’s a health practitioner who understands the language of the body."
—Barb Minett, owner of The Bookshelf, Guelph, Ontario
Foreword by Dr. Carolyn DeMarco
Orchids Unfolding in the Universe
one: As Above, So Below
two: Maintaining Harmony
three: My Introduction to Heavenly Water
four: Harmonizing Heavenly Water
five: Our Relationship with Ourselves
six: Self-Care During Heavenly Water
seven: Caring for Our Breasts
eight: Possibilities at the Upper Branch of the Continuum
Clouds and Rain
nine: Sex and Well-Being
ten: Women’s Experiences of Sex
Ripening the Fruit
eleven: Planting the Seed
twelve: Ripening the Fruit
thirteen: The Labour of Letting Go
fourteen: Different Traditions
fifteen: Heart Opening
sixteen: Moving into Wholeness
seventeen: A Natural Transition