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 attributed to 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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PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to process orders from 10th March – 12th April. Please email with any queries and I will answer as soon as possible. Sandra Hill, Monkey Press

N.B. The Kidneys, Heart Master Triple Heater and Wu Xing: The Five Elements are currently reprinting and will be available in May 2023