Practical Chinese Medicine by Penelope Ody

This book briefly describes the concepts of yin and yang, five element theory and zang fu organs, which are essential in understanding how the body works. You can also find a chapter on how the Chinese physicians diagnose patients with basic techniques of looking, listening and touching. I find that the most useful part of this book is the section on Chinese herbs. You can learn about more than 80 types of common herbs and how to use them.


This book contains lots of coloured diagrams and pictures which will help you in understanding the essence of Chinese medicine such as acupuncture pressure points and recognising the herbs used in various treatments. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested to gain some basic knowledge on Chinese herbs, acupuncture, acupressure and tai-chi.

Location: West

Call number: R 601 ODY 2000

Written by Wilson Komala


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