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This page contains articles, papers and study materials about TCM fundamentals, acupuncture and herbal medicine for students as well as practitioners.

Because many students cannot afford expensive products a collection of our study materials will be offered for free. As a return favor we would like students, practitioners and teachers to send us suggestions for improving the materials, as well as mentioning LFRI as the source of the materials. Often hundreds of hours are spent in making them.

TCM relies on relationships, metaphors, associations, and a functional approach. This is reflected in our materials.

We hope that our materials may become a valuable source of knowledge to support your study.

Reference & Study Materials

This section contains miscelleneous materials from our research and study projects. These materials are free and for personal use only. Please do not copy these files to your own web site.
We do our best to post new materials regularly.

Last update: 27 December 2012.

For Qing-Bai BVO Students: download this.

Every subject has its own page with materials. Please select the subject of your interest below.

Classic Chinese Medical Texts
TCM Fundamentals
Diagnosis and Pattern Identification
Chinese Herbal Medicine


Note: Neither LFRI nor the authors will be liable for any loss or damage of any nature occasioned to or suffered by any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of reliance on the material contained in above publications.

Do you have to read and remember a lot?

The Speed Reading Book

Tony Buzan
BBC, 2005
ISBN 0-563-48702-X.

We have tried it and improved our reading speed over 4 times and improved our comprehension over 90% in no time!


Nice to have

Research Made Easy in
Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Mark Cane
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN 0-443-07033-4.


Thesis or Dissertation for B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D

Links to external resources

How to write a Research Paper
for acupuncture, herbal medicine, and tuina
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3

Writing your Thesis or Dissertation (for B.Sc. and M.Sc)
How to write a thesis statement
Source 1
Source 2 (!)

How to write a thesis
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3 (!)
Source 4 (Ph.D.)
Source 5

PDF Manuals:
Writing & Presenting your Thesis or Dissertation Guide
Thesis & Dissertation Manual of Style

Medical Resources
PubMed (US National Library of Medicine database)
UK National Electronic Library for Health
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
TCM Basics Resources
Open Directory Project: TCM
Collection of databases: Alternative Medicine


Soon there will be thesis/dissertation templates available for download.

LFRI is not responsible for the information offered by the above websites and their authors.

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