Between Heaven and Earth- written by- A great read that highlights some basic theory, therapies, and types of Chinese medicine and presents it in an accessible and comprehensive format.
Tao Te Ching- written by Lao Tzu- A compilation of 81 short paragraphs that lay the foundation of Taoist thought and give a great insight to some thinking in-line with nature and Chinese Medical theory.
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen, Recipes from the East for Health, Healing and Long Life- written by Yuan Wang, Warren Sheir, and Mika Ono- A great book about Chinese dietary therapy full of amazing nutrient-packed recipes and a complete description of ingredients.
The Web that has no weaver- written by Ted J. Kaptchuk- A well-written and accessible foundational theory text.
Wood Becomes Water, Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life- written by Gail Reichstein- Five element basics theory text .A Simple and easy to use guide. Each chapter includes lists of common ailments associated with each element, Feng shui solutions for the home and workplace, Acupuncture treatment, Dietary therapies and Qigong exercises.
Healing with Whole Foods- Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition- This amazing resource lays a great foundation for TCM nutrition in a modern context. I refer to this book ALL the time!
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary- This edition is translated by Maoshing Ni, PHD., One of the oldest and most renowned Chinese Medical texts. Not the easiest read especially without some background, but essential if you are wanting to dive deeper into this medicine.