Deirdre Courtney is an acupuncturist and herbalist. She is passionate about healthy food and has worked as a professional chef internationally. She founded Ireland's School of Chinese Medicine and is Principal Lecturer for Herbal Medicine.
Deirdre has written a very inspiring book which is so enthralling that I have read it in one go. It is a real page turner and makes you long for more. It is very engagingly written, and this excellent book should be read by every TCM-practitioners. Warmly recommended! -- Marijke Pfeiffer, co-director TCM-postgraduate & member of the board of TCM Academy Netherlands Deirdre Courtney's book comes as a refreshing, clear reminder of how we should all strive to live our lives: true to our nature, in rhythm and balance with ourselves and our surroundings. Full to the brim with practical and useful advice, based on Deirdre's profound understanding of what good health really means, this inspiring book is an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of patients and healers alike. -- Gali Stoffman, MD, Head of Chinese Medicine Service, Barzilai Medical Center, Director of Panda Integrative Pediatric clinic, Israel Nourishing Life the Yang Sheng Way is a gem. In a world plagued by increasing levels of diseases which are directly created and effected by lifestyle practitioners will need to guide their clients through a whole host of diet and lifestyle interventions on top of their treatment plans. Having a quick reference guide to dip into is wonderful to guide clients/patients along their path to wellness. What Deirdre highlights beautifully in this book is compassion for self in order to have compassion for your clients as you guide them through treatment. Something we as coaches and practitioners need to be mindful of as we all navigate the illness wellness continuum. A timely book full of ancient wisdom for our modern and a crazy world! -- Mandy Monaghan, Health & Wellness Coach As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, the treatment I give is only a first step. The most important, but also often the most difficult, is to teach the client how to preserve the newfound health. Deirdre Courtney's book Nourishing Life the Yang Sheng Way is a practical guide that describes in a very educational way how to provide simple diet and lifestyle advice to my clients. A masterpiece that builds bridges between our western lifestyle and millennial knowledge from the East. -- Eva-Marie Janelo, Practitioner of Chinese medicine, Author What an amazing source of information as well as a fabulous contribution to anybody interested in East Asian Healing Arts! This book is a no-nonsense guideline to manoeuvre through the jungle of lifestyle advice keeping in mind historical perspectives, scientific facts and modern diversity. I can't wait to use this fantastic asset in my practice! -- Sybill Huessen, M.S. TCM - Senior Instructor of the Shen-Hammer-System of Pulse Diagnosis