Study books Herbal Medicine

Students have to buy a number of books. Supplementary syllabi, if applicable, may be distributed during the course.

Please do not purchase books from this list before your registration. The study coordinators will inform you after your registration about the most recent list of books with additional information such as edition and ISBN numbers!

1st year

  • Mandatory:

    * Bensky, D. and Clavey,S.(2015) Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica. 3rd edition. Seattle: Eastland Press. (ISBN 9780939616824)

    * Yang, Y. (2010) Chinese Herbal medicines: Comparisons and Characteristics. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences. (ISBN 9780702031335)


    * Bensky, D.(2015) Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica: Formulas & Strategies. 2nd edition. Seattle: Eastland Press. (ISBN 9780939616831)

    * Li, Q. (2011) Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Formulae. Beijing: Peoples Medical Publishing House. (ISBN 9787113748)

    * Yang, Y. (2010) Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies. London: Churchill Livingstone. (e-book ISBN: 9780702047831; hardcover ISBN: 9780702031328)


    * Anzaldua, D. (2010) An Acupuncturist`s Guide to Medical Red Flags and Referrals. Oregon: Blue Poppy Press. (ISBN:978-1891845543)

    * Fischer, T. and Hempen, C. (2009) Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone. (eBook ISBN:9780702036767; Paperback ISBN:9780443100949)

2nd year

  • The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs – Giovanni Maciocia.
  • The Treatment of Modern Western Diseases With Chinese Medicine: A Textbook & Clinical Manual,  Bob Flaws
  • The Practice of Herbs and Formulae (syllabi), author Shenzhou Open University of TCM


  • An Acupuncturist`s Guide to Medical Red Flags & Referrals, Anzaldua, D.,