"May I be the Doctor and the Medicine"

-Bodhisattva Vow

Lonny Jarrett


Lonny is recognized worldwide as a leading practitioner, author, scholar and teacher of East Asian medicine. Throughout his career he has been devoted to advancing the practice of this medicine.

Lonny has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbology in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He holds Master’s Degrees in Neurobiology (University of Michigan) and Acupuncture (Traditional Acupuncture Institute) and  studied Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Leon Hammer for 10 years.

For thirty five years he has been teaching students about the inner traditions of Chinese medicine. He travels extensively to share his experience and knowledge of:

  • Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
  • Five Element Constitutional Diagnosis
  • The Spirit of the Points and the subtle nature of herbal medicine
  • Treating Trauma
  • Integral Perspectives on Chinese Medicine

In 1997 he started teaching his two year, Clinical Integration course enriching  the field of Chinese medicine by providing integral perspectives rooted in the classical tradition. Over 600 students have participated so far with many taking the class multiple times.

In 1998 he published his first book Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine, which has now become a classic in the field. Equating health and open awareness and illness with habitual functioning, Lonny examines the Chinese notion of destiny as it applies to the practice of East Asian medicine. The text is grounded in the Classics and extends their view into contemporary clinical practice.

In 2003 Lonny published his second book The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. This work explicates how to achieve the core value system at the heart of Nourishing Destiny in the treatment room. All treatment paradigms are fully elaborated to allow immediate integration into the clinic.

His third book, Deepening Perspectives on Chinese Medicine is in production and expected in April 2021. In this new text Lonny views Chinese medicine through an integral and developmental lens.

“I know of no other person in our field who has unified the thought of Sri Aurobindo, Ken Wilbur, Zhuang Zi, and great physicians such as Sun Si-Miao so seamlessly. Perhaps at last, the Huang Di/Yellow Emperor can be said to have engaged Western thought in full. This work deserves our full attention and commitment, so that we may add our insights for the coming era as well and bring Chinese medicine to full fruition as a world medicine par excellence.”
-Z’ev Rosenberg, 醫生

Lonny moderates NourishingDestiny.com, an online professional community of 3k+ practitioners of Chinese medicine. The community is dedicated to evolutionary, ecological, and integral perspectives on Chinese medicine.

Other quick facts:

  • Founding member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • His electronmicrographs of DNA have been Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and his work in developmental neurobiology has been published in the Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology.
  • Lonny was featured in the text, The Great Work of Your Life: A guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by best selling author Stephen Cope
  • He is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

Lonny enjoys landscape photography in the beautiful Berkshires, playing guitar in his jazz band, and is the proud father of Anjelica and Z’ev.

To view Lonny’s Fine art photography please visit: BerkshiresScenicPhotography.com 

Lonny Jarrett Stockbridge Acupuncture

Lonny has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the beautiful Berkshires, Western, MA, since 1986.


Nourishing Destiny by Lonny Jarrett
The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine by Lonny Jarrett
Deepening Perspectives on Chinese Medicine by Lonny Jarrett

“Deepening Perspectives takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through time and space accompanied by one of Chinese medicine’s most brilliant and visionary practitioners. This is not a book to be read at one go but rather lived with over a lifetime. I found myself inspired by the spiritual insights, reveling in the soul wisdom, absorbing the clinical expertise, and arguing enthusiastically with some of the concepts while ever grateful for the decades of work, tireless dedication, and clarity of intention that Jarrett has brought to this project. In recognizing the potential of traditional Chinese medicine to support humanity in moving into a new, more integrated consciousness, Jarrett has truly written a manifesto of healing for our time.”

—Lorie Eve Dechar, author of: Five Spirits, The Alchemy of Inner Work, and Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons

I am in Massachusetts and have just came from the clinical integration class with Lonny Jarrett. People have asked why I travel all the way from Colorado for a dozen weekends over two years to study with a Jewish guy in rural New England. I have been studying and practicing Chinese medicine for almost twenty years. I was first exposed to acupuncture when I was learning martial arts and a senior student of Tung Kai Ying was an acupuncturist who helped me out when I was injured. It seemed to me like magic at the time, a miracle that pain could disappear from the insertion of needles and some earthy smelling Chinese liniment. For many years, I pursued that magic and promise of Chinese Medicine, studying in Asia, studying at Taoist Monasteries, seeking out masters of the medicine and honing my skills over tens of thousands of patients. The interesting part of it is after so many years of practice, I realized that the gap of what I was missing from the medicine more and more. In the past couple of years, when my clinic moved into the same building as The Integral Center, my view of human development became more complex and nuanced. I really wanted to embrace the medicine I practiced in way that embraced human development and did more that just treat pain and other health problems. That saw the actual problems in health as vital evolutionary indicators of where a person could engage their further development. When I read Lonny's book Nourishing Destiny, I realized that folks were engaged in that conversation and it so happened to be in a small community in Western Massachusetts. These last two years, I am proud to have engaged with devoted students of Chinese Medicine in asking the deeper questions about what it means to practice and to be challenged in a way by Lonny's teaching to embrace Chinese medicine in the deepest of ways. Lonny asks for a devotion to the medicine in a way that I have always sought and is incredibly generous in his willingness to answer the most difficult questions. If you have been impacted by my practice and are studying Chinese medicine, I can not recommend his Clinical Integration class with enough praise to do it justice. Lonny transcended the magic I was seeking in the medicine and included it with a greater path of seeing the medicine as one of the most powerful tools of assisting in human development.
Marco Lam, LAc.