North American Tang Shou Tao

TCM Reading List

NATSTA TCM PROGRAM – Test Outlines

TCM and Tuina Reading List

Book Title: Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Revised Edition (2004) – Chief Editor: Cheng Xinnong. Published by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing.
Exam Level Reading Assignments Topics
Level I Chapter 2 Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
Chapter 3 The Zang-Fu Organs (Parts I, II and III)
Chapter 4 Qi, Blood and Body Fluids (Parts I, II and III)
Chapter 5 Meridians and Collaterals (Part I)
Chapter 11 Aetiology and Pathogenesis (Part I)
Level II Chapter 3 The Zang-Fu Organs (Part IV)
Chapter 4 Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids (Part IV)
Chapter 11 Aetiology and Pathogenesis (Part II)
Chapter 12 Diagnostic Methods
Chapter 13 Differentiation of Syndromes (Parts I, II, and Sections 1 – 5 of Part III)
Level III Chapter 12 Diagnostic Methods
Chapter 13 Differentiation of Syndromes (Part III Section 6 “Complicated Syndromes of Zang-Fu Organs” and Appendix: Differentiation of Syndromes According to San Jiao)
Chapter 15 Moxibustion and Cupping
Additional Book Titles:
Entire Book Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine by Zhu Fan, X., & Jiazhen, L. (1993).Beijing Foreign Languages Press.
Entire Book Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine by Jinan: Shandong Science and Technology Press (1990).
LEVEL IV Chapter 5 Meridians and Collaterals
Chapter 6 An Introduction to Acupoints
Chapter 13 Differentiation of Syndromes (Part IV)
Additional Book Title:
Entire Book Meridian Qi Gong Book by Li Ding.
LEVEL V Chapter 7 Acupoints of the Tai Yin and Yang Ming Meridians
Chapter 8 Acupoints of the Shao Yin and Tai Yin Meridians
Chapter 9 Acupoints of the Jue Yin and Shao Yang Meridians
Chapter 10 Acupoints of the Du and Ren Meridians and the Extraordinary Points
Supplementary Section Ear Acupuncture Therapy (Parts I and II)
II. Tuina – Recommended Reading List
Reading Assignments Book
Entire Book Yin-Yang and the Five Elements A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth by Tom Bisio. Fireside Books, New York, 2004.
Entire Book The Zang-Fu Organs (Parts I, II and III) Atlas of Therapeutic Motion for Treatment and Health by Sun Chu Chen.
Entire Book Chinese Massage Therapy: A Handbook of Therapeutic Massage by the Anhui Medical School Hospital/China. Translated by Hor Ming Lee and Gregory Whincup. Shambala, Boulder, 1983.
Chapter 5 Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective edited by Kathryn S. Oths and Servando Z. Hinojosa. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, 2004.
III. Sources for Reading Material
Source Contact Information
Redwing Book Company www.redwingbooks.com or 800-873-8946
Eastwind Books of Berkeley www.ewbb.com
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