Daniel Reid is a bestselling author and a leading expert on eastern philosophy and medicine. He has written numerous books and magazine articles on various aspects of Asian self-health and self-healing practices, and has established an international reputation for the practical efficacy of his traditional approach to modern health problems.
Daniel Reid was born in 1948 in San Francisco and spent his childhood in East Africa. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1970, and a Masters of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Civilization at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 1973, Reid moved to Taiwan, where he spent 16 years studying and writing about various aspects of
traditional Chinese culture, focusing particularly on Chinese medicine and ancient Taoist health and longevity systems.
In 1989, he relocated to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he continued his research and writing until 1998, when he immigrated with his wife Snow to the Byron Bay region of Australia. In 2017, they moved back to Chiang Mai, where they now make their home.
Snow Reid (Jou Tung) has been studying human health and healing protocols since 1991, when she moved from Taiwan to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to join Daniel Reid. They were married there in 1992.
For two years she worked as an assistant at Chiang Mai’s best Chinese herbal dispensary, Ji An Tang, where she helped blend herbal formulas at the counter and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine with the resident physician, Dr. Wang. During her time in Chiang Mai, she studied the major Chinese texts used for centuries in China to teach TCM and learned basic TCM protocols from Daniel, based on the books he’s written on Chinese health and healing systems, as well as his methods of detoxification and regeneration of the digestive system with fasting and colonic irrigation.
In 1995, Snow began developing her own system of whole-body detox, combining fasting and colonic irrigation, hands-on deep-tissue body work, and healing energy protocols drawn from TCM. Her healing energy work evolved on the basis of her ongoing chi-gung and meditation practice and has been grown progressively more powerful over the years, giving her the ability to identify and clear negative mental and emotional energies in the clients who do her detox programs. All of these protocols have become part of Snow’s signature healing program known as “Renew Your Lease on Life.”
After moving to Byron Bay, Australia, in 1998, Snow and Daniel began conducting their Renew Your Lease on Life integrated detox and
regeneration program on a professional basis at resort hotels in Bali and Thailand, and later in Dali in western Yunnan, China. Over the years, Snow has continued to fine-tune her healing techniques and amplify her power to heal the human system on all three levels of body, energy, and mind by virtue of her ability to locate the root sources of human health problems and correct imbalances in the human energy system by transfer of healing energy through her hands. Snow’s hands-on healing energy work is known as “Fire Hand, Water Heart Healing” and is based on a combination of psychic vision developed by decades of meditation and mantra practice and channeling healing energy through her heart chakra, guiding it with focused intent to the root causes of health problems in a person’s body, and transferring it into the recipient’s system through her hands. Snow’s primary spiritual source is Guan Yin, Bodhisattva of Compassion.
She now lives in Chiang Mai again with Daniel, where she continues to develop her healing abilities.