Books on TCM
Books on TCM
|A typical students book list for school, focusing on the Chinese style of acupuncture.|
|Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Macciocia - One of the more common school intro to theory texts. Great book for learning zangfu theory, and the basics of TCM.
||Fundamentals of Chinese Acupuncture by Nigel Wiseman, et al. - Another intro to theory text which is just as good as Gio's but with more of a focus on the points than the zangfu.|
|Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine by Nigel Wisemann (Translator) - A translation of the Zhong Yi Xue Ji Chu. This book is a relatively inexpensive compendium which tries to include everything, including an intro to herbs.
||The Practice of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia - Continuing from his intro book, this goes into case studies of various disorders including point and herbal treatments.|
|Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia - All the gross and interesting tongues you have ever wanted to see, and what the heck they mean. Lots of pictures.
||Pulse Diagnosis by Li Shi Zhen - The Bin Hu Ma Xue, from which this translation was taken, was first written in 1518. This translation develops each of the basic pulses and their combinations, explaining the essentials of pulse diagnosis: depth, position, relation to areas of the body, seasonal variation, and organ relationships.|
|The Secret of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis by Bob Flaws - Bob has indentified a single key secret technique which will unlock Chinese pulse diagnosis for all who apply it. Using this technique, anyone can feel the 27 or 28 classical pulses in their clinical practice.
||Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children by Julian Scott - From basic childhood patterns, puberty and the stages of development, immunizations, and learning difficulties to hayfever, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, autism, Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and infantile paralysis. There is a new outline of patterns commonly seen in children, and an extensive survey of pediatric symptoms and disorders that are treatable with acupuncture.|
|Cupping Therapy: Traditional Chinese Medicine by Ilkay Zihni Chirali - Ten cupping methods, theoretical principles, tonifying and sedating techniques, differences in practice with adults and children, key aspects of safety, and history of cupping therapy.
||Gua Sha by Arya Nielsen - Textbook of Gua Sha, a traditional Asian medicine technique where the skin is pressured in strokes by a round-edged instrument. Covers theory, purpose, and applications. |