Philippe Sionneau was born in 1967. In 1986 he earned a BA in economics and in 1987 he received a diploma from the Naturopathic Institute of R. Masson. In 1994, Philippe earned a B.S. degree in Chinese medicine from the Hubei College of Chinese Medicine. Philippe currently teaches at the Traditional Japanese Medicine School in Paris, the Association for the Research of Asian Medicine, and for a number of private TCM study groups in France. He conducts a private practice in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the environs of Paris. Philippe has studied and practiced a number of types of qi gong. These include the Five Animal Frolics, nei yang gong, and dao yin yang sheng gong with Bruno Lazzari and xing yi quan and southern shao lin with Frederic Cresel. Philippe is the author of a number of Blue Poppy Press pulbications. These include Pao Zhi: An Introduction to the Use of Processed Chinese Medicinals; Dui Yao: The Art of Combining Chinese Medicinals; and The Treatment of Disease in TCM. The last is a seven volume series covering diseases from the head to the feet with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Philippe’s French language publications include L’acupuncrture practiquee en Chine, Tome 1: les points traditionnels & Vol 2: les traitments efficaces; Troubles psychiques en medecine chinoise; and Utilization clinique de pharmacopee chinoise.