Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, L.Ac. is an acupuncturist, teacher, author, artist and musician. She has written two books: Advanced Acupuncture, a Clinical Manual, Tendon Protocols, Luo, Divergent and Eight Exceptional Channels, and The Art of Pulse Diagnosis, and has lectured on the application and methodology of complement channels, the art of pulse diagnosis, and with her husband on the use of food as medicine. For many years she worked as the director of the clinic at the Acupuncture School in New York City, founded in 1997 by Dr. Jeffrey Yuen. Cecil-Sterman studied for a long time various aspects of TCM by Dr. Yuen, especially herbs, qigong, oils, philosophy and also medical history. Ann was co-founder and director of the Classical Wellness Center in Manhattan, where she taught courses on advanced diagnosis and the theory and application of Classical Chinese Medicine. Ann lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.