Before We Start – Set Books and Required Materials (V)

Set Books & Materials for the Course


The Foundations of Chinese Medicine – Maciocia (The first edition with a silver cover is best and will work with our page/chapter references in each module. But the later edition has all the same information)

The Handbook of Five Element Practice – Franglen (First edition is better)

A Manual of Acupuncture – Deadman, Al-Khafaji, Baker – Or the phone app (on AppStore) Or See: JCM

ACI Locator tool may be available on this link or search online for “ACI Locator Acupuncture”

Additional – These books are needed for the post graduate course:

Auriculotherapy Manual – Oleson

Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine – Lyttelton

The Practice of Chinese Medicine – Maciocia

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture – Adkins. Or Constitutional Facial Acupuncture – Wakefield

College Library

The college has a small library and we hold at least one copy of all set books. Students who wish to borrow these need to pay a £100 cash deposit. It may be necessary to ration lending to one module at a time depending upon demand.

Others you may consider:

The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine – Jarrett (L.J. does a great job of blending 5E&TCM – A bit “flowery” in its language for some tastes but I think this is a book that shows acupuncture can go beyond the level of treatment into “spirit” and what he calls “destiny”)

Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture – Various (good pics)

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine – Maciocia

Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist – Miriam Lee (Do all your acupuncture with just 5 points!)

The Web that has no Weaver – Kapchuk (Old book but available for £5)

Traditional Acupuncture Vol2 – Worsley (Worsley the inventor/creator of 5 Element Acupuncture)

Any basic anatomy book – (lots of these and quite cheap if you feel that you need to brush up)

Acupuncture Point Combinations – Ross

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture – Adkins

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture – Wakefield

Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth – West

5 Element Constitutional Acupuncture – Hicks