Books & Publications


ACUMEDIC – The Comprehensive Organisation for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Publishers of the International Journal of Acupuncture.

ACUPUNCTURE PRODUCTS – We solicit your offers of books or entire collections of old and Acupuncture charts, books, free point locations and more.
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ASIAN RARE BOOKS — We solicit your offers of books or entire collections of old and antiquarian books on Asia and Orient, and we gladly travel to accommodate your needs.

BANYEN BOOKS — “The Watering Hole for the Spirit on the World Wide Web.”

BLUE POPPY PRESS – Books and research reports on Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

BODY & SOUL MAGAZINE — Body & Soul Magazine is all about inspiring you to live a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life.

CHINESE-ENGLISH TRANSLATION – Publishes Dr. Chen’s Review and Pretest for Acupuncture Licensure Examination.

CHINESE HERB CARDS — Full color Chinese Herb Flash Cards were created by a student of Oriental Medicine for students and professionals of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and Herbology. Chinese Herb Cards combine colors, symbols, and images with proven long-term memory techniques to create an efficient, effective way to learn Chinese herbs and set the foundation for understanding Chinese herbal formulas.

CHINESE MEDICINE TIMES – Online e-journal for healthcare professionals covering all aspects of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

EASTLAND PRESS – Publisher of Textbooks for TCM practitioners.

EASTWEST.COM – Selection of books on alternative medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

FETCHBOOK.INFO –New & used books – Find the lowest price – Compare 81 book stores, 40,000 sellers, in a click. Very helpful and very easy to use.

FOTOSEACH.COM – Hundreds of professional quality acupuncture images.

FROM TAO TO EARTH – Worldwide bookseller of acupuncture and oriental practice management publications. Email Phone: 1 (800) 800-3139 US & Canada.

HERBALGRAM – The Journal of the American Botanical Council and Herb Research Foundation.

HOLISTIC BULLETIN – features a round up of stories and articles relating to alternative/complementary healthcare and spirituality from around the world.

JOURNAL OF CHINESE MEDICINE – “The leading periodical in the West devoted to the entire field of Chinese medicine.”

JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY – Provides abstracts of articles published.

MASSAGE MAGAZINE — Resource for the massage professional.

MEDCOM ONLINE — Hong Kong book source includes a “TCM Knowledge Series” and “Chinese Qigong Series.”

NAAOM JOURNAL – Journal published by the National Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

NAJOM — North American Journal of Oriental Medicine is published in Japanese and English. It is dedicated to the promotion and development of the Japanese approaches to Oriental Medicine in North America. Phone: 604-874-8537. Email:

PARADIGM PUBLICATIONS – Publisher of books on acupuncture and related topics.

PEKING BOOK HOUSE – A book store with publications on every aspect of Chinese culture. The store carries books written in English as well as Chinese. The owner, Mr. Cheng, publishes a wonderful annual “Customer Digest.”

QI JOURNAL — “The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness.” This site provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in Chinese culture, including Oriental medicine.

REDWING BOOKS – Specializes in books pertaining to health, well-being, and complementary medicine. Features an extensive selection of books, software and more on Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

RYUKYU IMPORTS CO. — Founded and operated by martial artist since 1969.

SEVEN STAR COMMUNICATIONS — Books/videos on alternative health care, Taoist philosophy and spiritual practices including chi gung, t’ai chi, meditation, internal alchemy, Taoism, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

SHAMBHALA BOOKS – On-line catalog includes a broad selection of books about acupuncture and Eastern philosophy.

SPANDA – Specializes in books related to Eastern medicine.

TCM TREATMENT – TCM English Bookstore in China which cooperates with TCM publishing houses, presses and book suppliers in China. Has readers from over 220 countries worldwide.

THIEME MEDICAL PUBLISHERS — Thieme (pronounced tee-ma), an international scientific and medical publisher, has produced high-quality products for physicians, scientists, technologists, students, and residents for nearly 120 years. Thieme has a growing line of Complementary and Alternative Medicine products, including distributed products such as the Natural Standard Online Database, ESCOP, and the American Botanical Council (ABC) line.

VISUAL EDUCATION CONCEPTS – Visual Education Concepts develops professionally produced, very affordable, customizable education programs that healthcare practices or businesses of any size can utilize. Their products include an Acupuncture dvd.

General Bookstores with TCM Books

AMAZON BOOKS – “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore”

BARNES AND NOBLE – “World’s Largest Bookseller Online”

Allopathic Medicine Publications

JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association.

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE – On-line version of the weekly medical journal.

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL – Selected articles from the weekly journal.

This course is a practical study of the internal and external causes of disease within the Eastern medical model. A clear understanding of 'TCM pathologies' is needed in order to apply the sophisticated system of Oriental Medicine based on sign and symptom patterns.
This course consists of procedures of physical and neurological examination; providing an understanding of the methods used in making physical diagnosis.
Courses begin with a review of the normal physiological  processes and then discuss how these are altered by disease.  Students will be able to recognize pathological indicators and biochemical pathways to better correlate the basic science of pathology with physical diagnosis and disorders related to nutrition.
This course is a review of the basic sciences focusing on chemistry, microbiology and human biology. Includes an overview of the basic structures of organic molecules sufficient to understand the structure of chemical compounds studied in human chemistry. This course prepares students for courses in physiology, pathology and other western clinical sciences.
This directed learning paper develops additional competencies in basic sciences. Five pathological disorders from different systems are assigned.
This class concentrates on the processes involved with taking in and utilizing food substances by which growth, repair and maintenance of activities in the body as a whole or in any of its parts are accomplished. This includes ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism, as well as, basic nutritional needs and the use of vitamins, minerals and supplements.
This class includes topics in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Mechanisms of the nervous system are covered as related to the scientific basis of Acupuncture and its application to the treatment of disease. Students in this class gain the ability to explain the mechanisms of Acupuncture in modern medical terms. Communication skills between Acupuncturists and Medical professionals are stressed.
Students continue to practice needle insertion with combinations of points that would be used in treatment.  There is emphasis on safety with difficult points and more complex point prescriptions.
Students review the anatomical structures through which needles pass at progressive depths of the body.  This includes proper insertion, angle, depth, duration and withdrawl of needles.
At the beginning of the second year, students begin developing needle insertion skills. Students receive intensive instruction in techniques of clean needle insertion as approved by current national standards.
This course helps students develop their skills in organization and analysis of presenting symptoms.  The clinic review class includes evaluation of the physical and psychological components of an illness and specific treatment strategies.
This class covers the basis of treatment using the eight principle and secondary vessel pathology. Students learn to formulate a treatment using the information gathered from pulse and tongue diagnosis. Practical use of classical point categories such as antique points, influential points and windows of the sky points in the treatment of eight principle disease patterns will be covered.
It is in this class that the prior three quarter of TCM theory begin to flower and faculty can see the "light bulb go on", as students get a sense of how well the TCM theory fits together.  At this point, students are beginning their next phase of clinic and now have responsibility of using this information in a clinical setting.
A continuation of Anatomy 1, this course is an in-depth study of visceral structure and physiologic function of the human body.
This course is an in-depth study of the somatic structure of the human body: skeletal, muscular, ligamentous, and an introduction to the peripheral nerves. There is attention given to the palpatory anatomy that will be needed for Point Location and Needle Technique classes.
In this course, students are oriented to the procedures and protocol needed to successfully complete internship. Physical assessment skills needed in the practice of Oriental Medicine are covered including: vital signs, temperature, pulse, and blood pressure. Standards of history taking, SOAP noting and unique documentation found in TCM clinical records are part of this course.
This course includes discussion that brings up pertinent issues in healthcare practice and examines the approach taken by a counselor. It focuses on ethical decision-making and the patient practitioner relationship.
The directed learning paper traces the development of Chinese medicine including: the classics, historical figures and periods, and a discussion of important theoretical developments. It gives students a respect for the ancient traditions from which the modern, clinical practice of TCM developed.
The moral and ethical principles that are the core of the teachings of Confucius and Lao Tzu are taught in a manner that can be applied in present day. The influence of these schools on the development of Chinese medicine is stressed in this course.
This course continues massage techniques to regions of the body for local and systemic problem. Good Tui Na technique combined with accessory techniques is an important adjunct to an acupuncture practice.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese massage that includes different hand techniques applied to specific areas of the body. Students will gain proficiency in manipulation skill and sensitivity to energy balancing as they practice techniques in class and apply them in clinic.
Students will attend lectures, demonstrate and practice in the traditional and modern accessory techniques of Oriental Medicine: moxibustion, magnets, guasha, cupping and auricular techniques.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
In this course, students will use charts, models and their fellow students as subjects to locate and mark the most important acupuncture points. Students will spend six quarters developing the sensitivity needed to achieve the Qi sensation required for effective treatment.
This course further studies the eight principle theory as it applies to the pathology of the five phases, the Zang Fu organs and the triple burner.
The rigorous clinic –based educational experience is designed to take classroom learning and first year theory so have students see the clinical application of concepts during their internship activities and experiences.
This is the first class in Chinese medical theory and introduces students to the language and refinement found in Midwest’s academic program. This class will also establish the foundation from which student’s understandings will grow.