Elizabeth Reninger

  • Freelance writer, poet, and Taoist practitioner specializing in qigong, acupuncture, and tuina massage
  • Earned a Master of Science in Chinese Medicine and Sociology
  • Author of several books including "Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry" volumes 1, 2, and 3. 


Elizabeth Reninger is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on a number of Taoist and Chinese medicine-related topics for eight and a half years. She is a practitioner of the Taoist arts of qigong, acupuncture, and tuina massage and has been privileged to receive instruction from a number of great Taoist, Buddhist, and Hindu teachers.


  • M.S. in Chinese medicine (acupuncture, herbal medicine, tuina, qigong) from Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM
  • M.S. in sociology (Philosophy minor) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on sociology of knowledge, sociology of art and culture, feminist theory, and Eastern philosophies
  • B.S. in mathematics and women's studies from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Awards and Publications

  • "Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry—Volume 1: Physics & Western Philosophy" (2014)
  • "Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry—Volume 2: Tao-Buddha" (2014)
  • " Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry—Volume 3: Nonduality In Various Flavors" (2014)

  • "Meditation Now: A Beginner's Guide" (Althea Press, 2014)
  • "And Now The Story Lives Inside You" (WovenWord Press, 2006)

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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