Elizabeth Reninger

  • Taoist practitioner of qigong, acupuncture, and tuina massage
  • Holds professional degrees in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and sociology
  • Wrote several books about Chinese philosophy and meditation


Elizabeth Reninger is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about Taoism and Chinese medicine for over eight years. Elizabeth is a  practitioner of the Taoist techniques of qigong, acupuncture, and tuina massage. She works as a yoga and meditation instructor.

Elizabeth had the privilege of receiving instruction from many great Taoist, Buddhist, and Hindu teachers as she learned and grew in practice. She wrote several books about Chinese philosophy and meditation. Her work includes a three-volume work titled Physics, Philosophy & Nondual Spiritual Inquiry (Elizabeth Reninger, 1st edition, 2014), where she explores the various teaching and practices of the spiritual influences.


Elizabeth Reninger earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (MSOM) from the Southwest Acupuncture College–Santa Fe in 2000. She also holds a Master Science (M.S.) in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Bachelor Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Women's Studies from Northwestern University.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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