Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Chinese Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Acupuncture Points Handbook: A Patient's Guide to the Locations and Functions of over 400 Acupuncture Points (Natural Medicine)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Did you ever wonder how acupuncture works? This book strips away the mystery. Each acupuncture point has unique functions, which are explained in plain English for the non-acupuncturist. How to do acupressure effectively to treat yourself. ---- New Book Available: Acupressure Made Simple. This book explains which points are the best to treat different ailments. Acupuncture treats pain, stress, fatigue, emotional disorders, insomnia, digestive problems, and many internal disorders.

  • Author: Deborah Bleecker
  • Publisher: Draycott Publishing, LLC (March 26, 2017)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1940146201
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches

                 

2. Rainbow® FOOT Reflexology/ Acupressure Massage CHART in the Inner Light Resources Rainbow® Cards & Charts Series. 8.5 x 11 in; 2-sided (Small Poster/ Large Card)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

This chart is thorough and precise for professionals yet clear and easy to use by new-comers, this is the only Reflexology Chart (and Card) available that is truly color-coded by the Chakras (body-mind emotion correlation centers of the body). This special brilliant coding system illustrates the well-organized patterns of pressure points in our Feet/ Hands, making them quick and easy to learn (and teach). Great nutshell guides to stress-relief, healing and natural health. Used internationally by massage schools and other professionals as well as by thousands for personal use. (For Spanish see below). Chart size has all info. on wallet-card-size Ft, plus special vivid color pictoral guides on both sides of special pressure point patterns used for key concerns, including: Stress, Headaches, PMS/ Cramps/nausea, Arthritis, Colds... A top seller!

  • Author: Yshkeyna Hamilla M.A
  • Publisher: Inner Light Resources, Inc. (January 1, 2011)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-1589243071
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

                 

3. The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

A Doody’s Core Title for 2021!  The Web That Has No Weaver is the classic, comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Chinese alternative medicine. This accessible and invaluable resource has earned its place as the foremost authority in synthesizing Western and Eastern healing practices. This revised edition is the product of years of further reflection on ancient Chinese sources and active involvement in cutting-edge scientific research.

  • Author: Ted Kaptchuk
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (May 2, 2000)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0809228409
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.01 x 8.2 inches

                 

4. Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (3rd Edition)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Used as a reference by students of acupuncture, this is a hefty, truly comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It's also a primer on nutrition—including facts about green foods, such as spirulina and blue-green algae, and the "regeneration diets" used by cancer patients and arthritics—along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes. The information on Chinese medicine is useful for helping to diagnose health imbalances, especially nascent illnesses. It's smartly paired with the whole-foods program because the Chinese have attributed various health-balancing properties to foods, so you can tailor your diet to help alleviate symptoms of illness. For example, Chinese medicine dictates that someone with low energy and a pale complexion (a yin deficiency) would benefit from avoiding bitter foods and increasing "sweet" foods such as soy, black sesame seeds, parsnips, rice, and oats. (Note that the Chinese definition of sweet foods is much different from the American one!) Pitchford says in his dedication that he hopes the reader finds "healing, awareness, and peace" from following his program. The diet is certainly acetic by American standards (no alcohol, caffeine, white flour, fried foods, or sugar, and a minimum of eggs and dairy) but the reasons he gives for avoiding these "negative energy" foods are compelling. From the adrenal damage imparted by coffee to immune dysfunction brought on by excess refined sugar, Pitchford spurs you to rethink every dietary choice and its ultimate influence on your health. Without being alarmist, he adds dietary tips for protecting yourself against the dangers of modern life, including neutralizing damage from water fluoridation (thyroid and immune-system problems may result; fluoride is a carcinogen). There's further reading on food combining, female health, heart disease, pregnancy, fasting, and weight loss. Overall, this is a wonderful book for anyone who's serious about strengthening his or her body from the inside out.

  • Author: Paul Pitchford
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 3rd ed. edition (November 5, 2002)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1556434303
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.77 x 10 inches

                 

5. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Over 100 Remedies for Wellness and Balance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

The beginner’s guide to healing and harmonizing with Chinese herbal medicine Chinese herbal medicine is a system of assessing and diagnosing the underlying causes of illnesses that has been refined over thousands of years. Taking a holistic approach, Chinese herbal medicine focuses on the whole person and emphasizes preventing illnesses by maintaining a physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners makes this vast landscape digestible for beginners and seasoned herbalists alike so you can confidently, and quickly, make soothing remedies of your own. Discover the principles of Chinese herbal medicine with a helpful primer on the systems that make up our bodies and what illness factors can cause imbalances. Set up your home apothecary with herbal decoctions, infusions, oils, and more using easy steps. Explore profiles on popular herbs, including their most common uses, before taking healing into your own hands with 100+ beginner-friendly recipes for Chinese herbal formulas. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners includes: Bundle of energy ―Get to the root of Chinese herbal medicine with an overview of our energetic systems: Yin and Yang; Essence, Spirit, Qi, Blood, and Moisture; Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Herbal glossary ―Amazing in-depth profiles cover 35 affordable, accessible herbs―each including the herb’s healing properties, temperature, and treatment category. Holistic harmony ―Fortify your health with 100+ formulas and remedies for a diverse range of disharmonies, like blood deficiencies, back pain, anxiety, diabetes, colds and flus, insomnia, and more! Brew your way to better health and balance with Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners .

  • Author: Carrie Chauhan
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1646114139
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches

                 



6. The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Explains trauma using a combination of the Five Elements (from Traditional Chinese Medicine) and a touch perspective; for practitioners of a variety of modalities, including acupuncturists, somatic therapists, massage therapists, and mental health providers. Combining Eastern and Western trauma physiology, clinician-educators Alaine Duncan and Kathy Kain introduce a new map for acupuncturists, medical practitioners, mental health providers, and body-oriented clinicians to help restore balance in their patients. Using concepts from Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (AAM), alongside descriptions of the threat response from Western bio-behavioral science, they describe common physical symptoms, emotional presentations, and paths for healing for five survivor "types" detailed by the authors and correlated to the Five Elements of AAM. This ancient/modern integrative lens illuminates the diverse manifestations of traumatic stress in its survivors--chronic pain, autoimmune illness, insomnia, metabolic problems, and mental health disorders--and brings new hope to survivors of trauma and those who treat them.

  • Author: Alaine D. Duncan
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (January 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1623172220
  • Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.96 x 8.96 inches

                 

7. A Manual of Acupuncture


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Once in a great while an extraordinary book is published that sets an entirely new standard in its field. A Manual of Acupuncture, published by Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, is just such a book. Painstakingly researched over many years by Peter Deadman, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Chinese Medicine, and colleagues Mazin Al-Khafaji and Kevin Baker, this book has become the primary reference in the West for the study of acupuncture points and channels. With the subtle use of color to illustrate the acupuncture points and anatomical features, the new second edition of A Manual of Acupuncture is even more attractive and user-friendly than the first. Introductory chapters describe and illustrate the channels and collaterals, the various categories of points, and methods of selection, location, and needling. Ensuing chapters present each of the points of the 14 channels as well as the extra (miscellaneous) points, identified by their English and pinyin names, and Chinese characters. Each point is located in accordance with the most exacting anatomical standards to be found in any Western textbook. For each point there is a dedicated drawing, followed by regional body drawings. The quality of the 500 drawings is far superior to those in any other TCM text. There are also practical pointers for finding and needling the points, and cautionary information about what to avoid. In addition to point indexes by their English and pinyin names, there is an index identifying every part of the body reached by each of the channels, and separate indexes of point indications listed according to both TCM and biomedical symptoms.

  • Author: Peter Deadman
  • Publisher: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications; 2nd ed. edition (June 25, 2007)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0951054659
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 2.4 x 11.3 inches

                 

8. Acupressure Made Simple: Easily Treat Yourself for Common Ailments


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

Learn how to use the most effective acupressure points to resolve your health problems. Acupressure is an effective way to treat many health issues. But which acupuncture points work best for acupressure? How do you treat the points to get the results you need? Acupressure is easy to learn, and easy to apply effectively. No special tools are necessary to treat the points. Learn how to locate acupressure points accurately. In addition to the top acupressure points to treat each health issue, information on which supplements work best is included. Just five minutes is all it takes.

  • Author: Deborah Bleecker
  • Publisher: Draycott Publishing, LLC (May 11, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1940146836
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches

                 

9. The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

The Neijing is one of the most important classics of Taoism, as well as the highest authority on traditional Chinese medicine. Its authorship is attributed to the great Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who reigned during the third millennium BCE. This new translation consists of the eighty-one chapters of the section of the Neijing known as the Suwen, or "Questions of Organic and Fundamental Nature." (The other section, called the Lingshu, is a technical book on acupuncture and is not included here.) Written in the form of a discourse between Huang Di and his ministers, The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine contains a wealth of knowledge, including etiology, physiology, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of disease, as well as in-depth investigation of such diverse subjects as ethics, psychology, and cosmology. All of these subjects are discussed in a holistic context that says life is not fragmented, as in the model provided by modern science, but rather that all the pieces make up an interconnected whole. By revealing the natural laws of this holistic universe, the book offers much practical advice on how to promote a long, happy, and healthy life. The original text of the Neijing presents broad concepts and is often brief with details. The translator's elucidations and interpretations, incorporated into the translation, help not only to clarify the meaning of the text but also to make it a highly readable narrative for students—as well as for everyone curious about the underlying principles of Chinese medicine.

  • Author: Maoshing Ni
  • Publisher: Shambhala; Revised ed. edition (May 10, 1995)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 978-1570620805
  • Dimensions: 5.92 x 0.85 x 8.97 inches

                 

10. Face Reading in Chinese Medicine


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Chinese Medicine - August 2021

An exciting new, full-colour edition of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine featuring over 200 colour photographs and practical instructions on how to conduct a face reading!  Face reading has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries, and Professor Lillian Bridges is a popular academic and international lecturer on the subject who gained her fascinating knowledge through her family line of Master Face Readers in China.  Based on an understanding of the shapes, markings and features of a face, practitioners can learn about the health and life of a patient relating to the principles of Chinese medicine. In addition to understanding how the body's internal functions - physical, psychological and emotional - can be seen on a face, practitioners can also learn how to evaluate Shen to understand non-verbal expressions. Technical and detailed information is presented in an upbeat, insightful and highly readable manner. This was the first book to focus on the deeper aspects of  face reading and diagnosis, this edition includes ancient Taoist knowledge regarding the Original Face and Facial Jing and Qi markers which have previously only been taught through the oral tradition. Clear discussions demonstrate how this technique can be used as a supplement to other diagnostic tools in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Engaging, insightful, highly readable text is written by a well-known and experienced lecturer in the field. Extensive illustrations give you a clear understanding of theories and techniques. A focus on the deeper aspects of face reading and diagnosis helps readers become more conscious of their actions, reactions, and the health consequences of behavior.

  • Author: Lillian Bridges
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2nd edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0702043147
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches