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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists
This successful Chinese medicine textbook covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on rigorous reference to ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application of theory in a Western practice context. The new edition features new ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 1205 pages
Published July 13th 2005 by Churchill Livingstone
(first published September 4th 1989)
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I'm going to be reading this for the next 3 years, so I might as well say here and now that it's fantastic. No matter what the consensus among TCM students may be, I find it well-written, interesting, comprehensive, and somewhat easy to grasp. Maybe "easy" is a strong word...but that's not because of Giovanni.