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Monkey Press Books

MONKEY PRESS was founded in 1987 to promote a deeper understanding of classical Chinese medicine. It takes its name from the Monkey King in ‘Journey to the West’, the 16th century novel by Wu Chengen.

CHINESE MEDICINE FROM THE CLASSICS

The aim of this series is to familiarize the reader with the original medical and philosophical texts which form the foundation of Chinese medicine.

The books are based on the work of Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée. Many titles are edited transcriptions of seminars held in London from 1987 until the present. They draw on the teachers deep knowledge of the Chinese classics, and refer in particular to The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (Huangdi Neijing), The Classic of Difficulties (Nanjing) and the daoist classics of Laozi, Zhuangzi and Huainanzi.

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  1. The Extraordinary Fu

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    Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    The six extraordinary fu, the brain, marrow, bones, mai, gallbladder and uterus, are a set of remarkable systems within the body which can act as ordinary fu but which also have the ability to store essences.

     

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  2. Yin Yang in Classical Texts

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    Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    Elisabeth continues her study of the Chinese classical texts with an exploration of the concept of yin yang.

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  3. Pregnancy and Gestation

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    Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    Drawn from classics such as the Suwen, Zhubing Yuanhou Lun, the Mawangdui Manuscript, Qipolun, Luxingjing, and on.

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  4. Jing Shen: A translation of Huainanzi Chapter 7

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    Claud Larre & Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    This major Daoist text examines the origins of life and the integral place of human beings within the cosmos.

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  5. Wu Xing- The Five Elements in Classical Texts

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    Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    A study of wuxing (the five elements, phases or movements).

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  6. The Essential Woman

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    Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    An understanding of women’s health is essential to modern Chinese medical practice, yet it has rarely been studied from the classics. In this unique book Elisabeth Rochat draws on a range of Chinese texts both well-known and more obscure.

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  7. The Eight Extraordinary Meridians

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    Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

    Presents a full examination of the eight extraordinary meridians from the texts of the Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic), the Nanjing (The Classic of Difficult Issues), and their commentaries.

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  8. Heart Master Triple Heater (Chinese Medicine from the Classics) by Claude Larre, Elisabeth Rochat

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    Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

    The first part of this book clarifies the aspects of the heart which have been variously translated as heart governor, heart protector, heart constrictor and pericardium. Xin zhu is discussed as ‘the heart as master’ and contrasted with the heart as a void. Xin bao luo is presented as the enveloping and connecting aspect of the heart, and tan zhong as the central temple within the chest – the sea of qi and gathering place of ancestral qi, the place of transmission for elation and joy.

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  9. Way of Heaven: Neijing Su Wen chapters 1 and 2 by Claude Larre

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    Claude Larre SJ

    The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic, the Neijing, has been a source book for traditional Chinese medicine for two thousand years. The Way of Heaven is a translation of the first two chapters together with a commentary.

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  10. The Double Aspect of the Heart

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    Elisabeth Rochat De La Vallee

    Within Chinese medicine the heart is presented as having a double aspect – two functions, two energetic qualities, two meridians. Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée explores this double aspect of the heart – the heart/mind that regulates emotions and acts as the dwelling place of the spirits, and the heart as governor of blood and the circulatory system – the system which connects and protects.

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