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Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
by Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dan Bensky, John O'Connor
Listed under Acupuncture
Chinese Magical Medicine
Chinese Magical Medicine
by Michel Strickmann, Bernard Faure
Paperback from Stanford Univ Pr
Chinese System of Food Cures: Prevention & Remedies
by Henry C. Lu
Book Description:
A Chinese professor of medicine reveals how you can prepare ordinary foods to relieve and cure hundreds of ailments; fresh cherries for laryngitis, celery juice and honey to lower cholesterol, beef kidney to improve male potency, and much more. "A fascinating book."--Holos Institute of Health.
Paperback from Sterling Publishing

Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs
by Cheryl Schwartz
(Paperback -- August )

Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists
Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists
by Giovanni Maciocia
Hardcover from Churchill Livingstone
Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine: Zhong Yi Xue Ji Chu
Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine: Zhong Yi Xue Ji Chu
by Nigel Wisemann, Zhong Yi Xue Ji Chu, Andy Ellis
Book Description: English translations of traditional Chinese medical texts rarely have conformed to the standards required of a contribution to sinology. One exception has been the first edition of Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, a ground-breaking translation of the Zhong Yi Ji Chu Xue which demonstrated that not only was it possible to meet scholarly expectations for the translations of T.C.M, but that the cooperation of living Chinese speaking clinicians could reveal nuances of practice. Beyond beginner's manuals, it gives English-speaking students of TCM a chance to appreciate the qualitative details available to their Chinese-speaking colleagues. It offers readers the rare opportunity to understand Chinese medicine, not as it is perceived by a Western writer, but as it is perceived and taught in China, because Chinese descriptions of TCM that confound Western expectations have not been expunged from the textual translation.

The newly revised edition incorporates experience from utilization of the work as a coursebook for teaching, not only in the West but in China. Based on the suggestion and aid of Western teachers and translators, this new, popularly priced edition features a simplified but precise English terminology, thousands of source Chinese characters, and hundreds of clinical definitions never before available in English. Contents include yin and yang and the five phases; qi, blood, essence, and fluids; the channels; the organs; diseases and their causes. Pattern identification and treatment of eight-parameter, organ, qi-blood, pathogens, and exogenous heat conditions are discussed in detail, as are the principles and methods of treatment. Illustrative acumoxa therapy has been added for Western acupuncturists. 

The revised edition includes explanations of terms and an entire materia medica and formulary sufficient to practice the treatments described by the text. As such it is not only a unique, absolutely-defined and referenced text, but a self-contained and inexpensive course of study. As a basic text produced to a multi-author, multi-publisher voluntary standard, the revised Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine is a bridge between scholars and clinicians in both East and West.
Paperback from Paradigm Pubns

Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
by Paul Pitchford
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. --Erica Jorgensen -
Paperback from North Atlantic Books

A Manual of Acupuncture
by Peter Deadman, Kevin Baker, Mazin Al-Khafaji
Hardcover from Eastland Press

The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor
by Zhu Ming
Hardcover from Foreign Language Press


Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine
by Giovanni MacIocia
Nanjing Univ. of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. Covers physiology and pathology, etiology and diagnosis, differentiation and treatment, and prevention and prognosis. For students and practitioners.
Hardcover - 959 pages (December )
Churchill Livingstone; ISBN: 0443054584
The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases With Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases With Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
by Giovanni Maciocia, Giovanni Macviocia, Zhou Zhong Ying
Hardcover from Churchill Livingstone
The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies
by Randine Lewis
Hardcover from Little Brown & Company
Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, Wushu Energy Cultivation
by Shou-Yu Liang, Wen-Ching Wu
Paperback from Way of the Dragon
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies
by Dan Bensky, Randall Barolet
Hardcover from Eastland Press
Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica
by Dan Bensky, Andrew Gamble
Hardcover from Eastland Press
The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi
by Roger, O.M.D. Jahnke
Unlocks the secrets of one of the most powerful of Chinese healing arts 
Developed over millennia in China, qigong (literally, life force + mastery, or refinement) is a set of techniques used to increase your vitality, longevity, and sexual potency as well as achieve and maintain optimal health and inner peace. In the groundbreaking The Healing Promise of Qi, Dr. Roger Jahnke, internationally respected doctor of Chinese medicine and author of the bestselling The Healer Within, clearly and simply explains the concepts of qigong in practical terms. 

With the help of 125 superbly rendered illustrations, he describes a multitude of simple qigong tools, practices, and techniques for accessing and utilizing the incredible power of qi. Rather than focus on a particular form of qigong, Dr. Jahnke presents concise, easy-to-follow techniques from among the more than 25 traditional and modern forms that he has mastered and taught to thousands of people across the United States and Canada. 
Hardcover from McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books

Healing Hepatitis C with Modern Chinese Medicine
Healing Hepatitis C with Modern Chinese Medicine
by Qingcai Zhang
Paperback from Sino-Med Institute
A Spoonful of Ginger : Irresistible Health-Giving Recipes from Asian Kitchens
by Nina Simonds
Hardcover from Knopf
A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine
by Nigel Wiseman, Ye Feng
From the simple and common to the complex and rare, this book contains subtleties, distinctions and nuances of Chinese medicine never found in beginners texts. Whether for translational or clinical application, it presents the concepts of Chinese medicine exactly as they would come to the mind of a Chinese physician speaking or writing in their native language. 
Arranged as a classical dictionary, definitions are provided in English alphabetic order, and include the english term, the source Chinese term, its Pinyin transliteration (including spoken tone), pronunciation, etymology, and one or more definitions as applied in Chinese medicine. Terms used within definitions are cross-referenced and disease and symptom descriptions include the standard therapies applied in the People's Republic of China. Each definition is referenced to one or more Chinese source. In all, it lists the characters, Pinyin, translations, and definitions for more than 10,000 medical concepts, including treatments for the patterns catalogued, 2,000 formulas, 1,700 natural drugs, and 1,500 acupoints. 

The definitions and treatments are drawn from clinically authoritative Chinese medical sources, all of which are cited. The many useful features include a full set of English common and commercial names for medicinal substances, as well as standard Latin scientific names. Western medical correspondences are noted, as is nomenclature put forward by the World Health Organization. The index is comprehensive and fully cross referenced; it also includes lesser-used terms and nomenclature so it may be used as a translators' glossary. There is one foreword by Chen Keji, the pioneer of integrated Chinese medicine, and another by Paul Unschuld, the renowned sinologist. 

This is a valuable work that will provide rapid access to an enormous amount of information for the student, researcher, or clinician, and is sure to become the new reference source for academic studies, international exchange, and training in Chinese medicine. 
Hardcover - 945 pages 2nd edition
Paradigm Pubns; ISBN: 0912111542

Pulse Diagnosis
by Li Shi Zhen, Garry Seifert (Editor), Shih-chen Li
Paperback - 128 pages (May 1985)
Paradigm Pubns; ISBN: 0912111062

The Secret of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
The Secret of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
by Bob Flaws
Paperback from Blue Poppy Pr
Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
by Giovanni Maciocia
Hardcover from Eastland Press
A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine
A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine
by Nigel Wiseman, Ye Feng, Feng Ye
Hardcover from Paradigm Pubns
The Tao of Healthy Eating
by Bob Flaws
Paperback from Blue Poppy Pr

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
by Ted J. Kaptchuk
A complete guide to the practice of Chinese medicine includes the theories and techniques behind acupuncture, herbal treatments and more, as well as offering an examination of how Chinese healing can be brought together with western medicine.
Paperback - 500 pages 2nd edition (March 15, )
McGraw Hill - NTC; ISBN: 0809228408

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine : A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
by Maoshing Ni
Paperback from Shambhala
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine
by Ilza Veith, Ken Rose
Paperback from University of California Press
Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies : Psychology, Energy and Chinese Medicine
by Leon Hammer, Ted Kaptchuk
Paperback - 400 pages Reprint edition (September 1991)
Talman Company; ISBN: 0882681338
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Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Yan Wu, Warren Fischer (Contributor), Jake Fratkin (Editor), Wu Yan
Hardcover - 775 pages
Paradigm Pubns; ISBN: 0912111399
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