Lois Nethery - Classical Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

I’m a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, primarily interested in the approach that’s known as Classical Chinese Medicine or Classical Acupuncture.

My approach

Although I enjoy researching, I’m primarily a clinician. I’m interested in connecting with a tradition that contains a very thorough “Why” behind every “What” that applies in clinic.

I’m also a questioner, and a big-picture thinker. I don’t really embrace details or protocols until I understand where they fit in the greater scheme of things. And I’m very interested in the greater scheme of things! I ask questions like, where does this symptom fit, in the patient’s life… and where does human life fit, in the cosmos. Through the Classical Chinese Medicine lens, these two questions may become one. I find this deeply satisfying.

My work

I like to share my experience with other practitioners through writing, study groups and mentoring.

If you’re a Chinese Medicine practitioner looking to connect with like-minded souls who love to ask the big questions, seeking to unify your personal and professional life, and valuing practice that embodies a continuum from the practical through to the spiritual, then I’d love to hear from you!

Influential teachers

My main influences have been Hunyuan Medicine as taught by Yaron Seidman and the lineage sometimes known as Jade Purity, an ancient Daoist school represented by Jeffrey Yuen. I have also studied with and his students, Ann Cecil-Sterman and Sean Tuten.

I’ve had the great fortune to study with many other incredible teachers and I seek to pass on this knowledge through study groups and other collaborative learning experiences.


The blog is a place where I wonder out loud about the practice of Chinese Medicine. No matter where we place our gaze, when we work through the Chinese Medicine lens, everything is fascinating and endlessly inspiring. Pour yourself a nice warm mug of something and get comfortable!

Keep in touch

I’d love to hear from you in the comments or through the contact form. I look forward to keeping in touch!


The mark of a moderate person
is freedom from their own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
they have no destination in view
and make use of anything
life happens to bring their way.
~ Lao Zi