Yuan Wang is a member of the teaching faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and practitioner at The Source Chinese Medical Clinic in Poway, California. As a girl in China, she learned to cook by helping her mother and grandmother prepare meals for the extended family. She went on to earn her Bachelor's of Medicine from Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983 and her Master's from Tianjin Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During her time at Chengdu, Dr. Wang was a lecturer, researcher, and physician-in charge for the Departments of Medicine, Kidney Diseases, Digestive Diseases, and the Research Institute of Blood Diseases at the Chengdu Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. The author of several articles on Chinese medicine, she has also participated on research teams investigating stroke, cancer, diabetes, and menstrual disorders. For more information on her practice, see www.acusourcesandiego.com/.
Warren Sheir is chair of the Department of Herbology at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and supervisor at a busy college clinic there. He is passionate about the connection between health and food. Licensed by the state acupuncture board of California, and certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine, Warren holds a master's degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, as well as from the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University. His recent honors include the Pacific College Award for Clinical Supervision, and the Acupuncture Faculty Leader Award from the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) Free Clinic Project.
Mika Ono is a writer and editor who is fascinated by issues in health, science, and society. Mika, who grew up in a rural area outside of Toronto, Canada, earned a bachelor's degree in English from Reed College and a master's in international affairs from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She is currently director of communications at The Scripps Research Institute, one of the largest independent biomedical research institutions in the world. Her work—from magazine articles to web content—has won awards from organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators, the Communicator Awards, the Mercury Awards, and HOW Design.
For more information, see www.mikaono.com.