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.


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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‘In this superlative study, Sandra Hill has managed to create a guide to the basic concepts of Chinese medicine which is both accessible, scholastically rigorous and rich in unexpected insights. …It is to be hoped that it becomes the standard text for all new students of the art.’

Review of Chinese Medicine from the Classics: a beginner’s guide
Acu. Summer 2015

British Acupuncture Council