Liver Qi, Damp bi pain, Wind invasion… these are just a few of the terms used frequently in Chinese medicine that appear obscure and difficult to understand, even though they are often simple concepts once explained properly.
If you have found this page, you are most likely interested in learning more about Chinese medicine and natural means of healing. In the clinical environment, it is difficult for the practitioner to fully explain all of the concepts of Chinese medicine. Therefore, for your convenience, we have compiled this page with some of the essential books available on Chinese medicine fundamentals, qigong, diet and other related subjects. Check back from time to time as this page is continually evolving and more resources will be added.
The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk
This is an essential read for anyone who is interested in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Mr. Kaptchuk does an excellent job of distilling the essentials of TCM and making it easy for everyone to understand. In his book he covers Yin & Yang, Five Element theory, the function of the organs in TCM, tongue and pulse diagnosis and many other aspects. This introductory text is required reading for most first year students of TCM, and would make a fine addition to your home reference library.
Chinese Natural Cures by Henry C. Lu
Henry C. Lu’s unique way of presenting TCM concepts and how they relate to diet makes this an engaging and informative read. In this book you will learn how to identify patterns of disharmony in the body and how to treat them accordingly using everyday foods.