We love recommending things to read, whether it be online articles, or in this case books. Here is a growing list of TCM books or we recommend to better understand Chinese medicine theory.
The Web That Has No Weaver is a great book that takes TCM theory and breaks it down for Western understanding. The author Ted Kaptchuk is a medical doctor who has experience with both Western medicine and Chinese medicine. We recommend this book as a broad introduction to Chinese medicine theory.
Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth by Jenny Allison delves into the topic of postpartum life for mothers. In many cultures, including China, having a month ‘off’ after giving birth is vital to a mother and baby’s health. This book explains the theory behind a mother resting, its practice and also the benefits of it. It’s a quick read that will open your mind.