Traditional Chinese Medicine Books Available in Our Online Store

Browse the Inner Traditions online bookstore for a wide variety of books on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including acupuncture, herbalism, moxibustion, the meridians, stone healing, and Five Element theory. Read excerpts from well-known authors and experts. Shop our wide selection of the best traditional Chinese medicine books from Vermont’s leading publisher of books for the mind, body, and spirit.

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    Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda

    Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda

    By Bridgette Shea, L.Ac., MAcOM

    Drawing on the shared roots and spiritual principles of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, Bridgette Shea shows how these two practices integrate seamlessly, with the two traditions’ individual strengths harmonizing to form a practical basis for prevention, wellness, detoxification, and treatment. Includes tools for self-assessment, breathing exercises, dietary regimens, herbal recommendations, and detoxification guidelines.
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    Total Life Cleanse

    Total Life Cleanse

    By Jonathan Glass, M.Ac., C.A.T.

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $14.97

    Jonathan Glass presents a practical 28-day program to initiate and maximize detoxification of your body, mind, and spirit. Integrating the ancient wisdom of yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine with naturopathic principles and contemporary nutritional science, he includes recipes, exercises, mental and physical detox practices, and tips on liver and digestive health.
  3. Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine
    Bach flower essences provide excellent tools for balancing energetic disturbances generated by emotions. This guide helps Chinese Medicine practitioners incorporate Flower Essences into their practice.  Author Pablo Noriega provides detailed profiles about each of the original 38 Bach flower remedies according to Chinese Medicine.
  4. Stone Medicine

    Stone Medicine

    By Leslie J. Franks

    Detailing the properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Leslie Franks explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers.
  5. The Book of Oriental Medicine

    The Book of Oriental Medicine

    By Clive Witham

    Tried-and-true techniques developed over hundreds of years--diet, acupressure, massage, exercise, scraping, and tapping--are offered for common maladies from colds and high blood pressure to backache and depression. With easy-to-understand explanations, clear illustrations, and straightforward treatment alternatives, previously unexplained signs and symptoms can be researched, understood, and addressed.
  6. Healing Stones for the Vital Organs

    Healing Stones for the Vital Organs

    By Michael Gienger
    By Wolfgang Maier


    This book explains how to use gems and crystals to tune the body's circadian rhythm or “organ clock.” It shows how to select the right stones, the time of day they should be used, and how long treatment should last.

  7. Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
    This is the first book to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs. Including 58 monographs of common Western healing herbs, and detailing how each plant is used clinically, it explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs.
  8. The Warrior As Healer

    The Warrior As Healer

    By Thomas Richard Joiner

    The Warrior As Healer provides more than 100 recipes that have been used for centuries to stop bleeding, speed the healing of fractured bones, as well as improve focus and calm the mind. The book also includes a guide to patent medicines available in Chinese apothecaries. The author, a Yodan fourth-degree black belt, is trained in traditional Chinese medicine.
  9. The Book of Ginseng

    The Book of Ginseng

    By Stephen Fulder, Ph.D.

    A doctor of pharmacology examines the healing properties and immune-boosting power of vitalizing plant substances, including ginseng, that have been valued in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
  10. Herbal Emissaries

    Herbal Emissaries

    By Steven Foster
    By Yue Chongxi

    Herbal Emissaries is the first collaboration between a Chinese scientist and an American herbalist, blending traditional wisdom from both cultures with scientific verification of the effectiveness of forty-four medicinal plants. The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating these Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens and explain their medicinal use.

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