NCCAOM Board Prep Study Guide

NCCAOM Board Prep Study Guide

The EWC Library carries a number of test preparation workbooks for the NCCAOM Boards. Most of the test books can be found in the WB 18.2 section, but books on specific subjects such as herbs and biomedicine are found in different areas. You can try searching "nccaom" in our catalog to search for NCCAOM study guides.

Here are some recommendations from our library collection:

Acupuncture with Point Location

                             
Acupuncture (TCM Study Guide Series) by Shi Cun Wu (WB 18.2 W8a 1995)
Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Jiping Zhao and Yanping Wang (WB 18.2 .Z436c 2007)
750 questions & answers about acupuncture (Blue Poppy Press) by Fred Jennes (WB 18.2 .J466s 2003)

 

Biomedicine


Test prep workbook for the NCCAOM bio-medicine module exam preparation and study guide (Blue Poppy Press) by Zhong Bai-song

(WB 18.2 .Z466t 2006)

Review and Pretest for the NCCAOM Exam in Biomedicine by Sidong Chen (WB 18.2 .C446 2009) 

 

Chinese Herbology


Diagnostics (TCM Study Guide Series) by Shi Cun Wu

(WB 18.2 W8d 1998)
Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Formulae by Qingye Li

(WB 18.2 .L5c 2009)
630 Questions and Answers About Chinese Herbal Medicine: a Workbook and Study Guide (Blue Poppy Press) by Bob Flaws

(WB 18.2 .F539s 1999)
Herbology, Volume I (TCM Study Guide Series) by Shi Cun Wu

(WB 18.2 W85h 2000)
Review and pretest for Chinese herbology licensure exams in U.S.A. by Sidong Chen (WB 18.2 .C446 2003)
 

FOUNDATIONS OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Chinese Medicine Study Guide: Diagnostics by Jiaxu Chen

(WB 18.2 .C446d 2007)

Review and Pretest for NCCAOM & California Licensing Exams in TCM Foundations by Dongcheng Li (WB 18.2 .L574t 2017)

Test-taking: Help with Stress Management (videos from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine)

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Additional Recommended Textbooks from the NCCAOM Board

NCCAOM® Candidate Preparation Handbook for Acupuncture Certification

NCCAOM recommends reviewing the following textbooks to prepare for the Acupuncture section of the test:

(Books owned by the EWC Library are marked accordingly)

 

Primary Sources:

  • Cheng, Xinnong, ed. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 3rd ed. Fifteenth Printing 2014. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2012. (EWC library: WB 75 .C456 2009)

  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Clean Needle Technique Manual Best Practices for Acupuncture Needle Safety and Related Procedures. 7th ed. Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2015.(https://www.ccaom.org/ccaom/CNT_Manual.asp

  • Deadman, Peter, Mazin Al-Khafaji, Keven Baker. A Manual of Acupuncture. 2nd ed. East Sussex, England: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, 2007. (EWC library: WB 75 .D433m 1998)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Disease with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. 2nd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2007. (EWC Library: WB 55 .C4 .M335p 2008)

 

Secondary Sources

 

  • Anzaldua, David. An Acupuncturist's Guide to Medical Red Flags & Referrals. Boulder, CO: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc., 2010. 

  • (EWC library: WB 72 .A593a 2010)

  • Beresford-Cooke, Carola. Shiatsu Theory & Practice. 3rd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2011.

  • Bisio, Tom. A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior. New York: Fireside Books. 2004. (EWC library: WB 75.9 .B575t 2004)

  • Chirali, Llkay Z. Traditional Chinese Medicine Cupping Therapy. 3rd ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2014. (EWC library: WB 75 .C457t 2014)

  • Hicks, Angela, John Hicks, and Peter Mole. Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2011.

(EWC Library: WB 75 .H535f 2004)

  • Kailin, David C. Acupuncture Risk Management: The Essential Practice Standards & Regulatory Compliance Reference. Corvallis, OR: CMS Press, 1998.

(EWC Library: WB 72 .K355a 1997)

  • Legge, David. Close to the Bone: The Treatment of Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders with Acupuncture and Other Forms of Chinese Medicine. 3rd ed. Sydney: Sydney College Press. 2000. (EWC Library: WB 70.9 .M8 .L444c 2000)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Channels of Acupuncture: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels. 1st ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2006. (EWC library: WB 75 .M335c 2006)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for Acupuncturists and Herbalists. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2015. (EWC Library: WB 70 .M335f 2015)

  • Nielsen, Arya. Gua sha: A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice. 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2013. (EWC library: WB 75.3 .N545g 2013)

  • O’Connor, John, and Dan Bensky, Trns. and Ed. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text. Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 1996. (EWC Library: WB 75 .S536a 1981)

  • Pirog, John E. The Practical Application of Meridian Style Acupuncture. Berkeley, CA: Pacific View Press, 1996.

(EWC Library: WB 75 .P576p 1996)

  • Wu, Yan, and Warren Fischer. Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ed. Jake P. Fratkin. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publications, 1997. (EWC Library: WB 70.9 .W85p 1997)

  • Xu, Xiangcai. Chinese Tui Na Massage: The Essential Guide to Treating Injuries, Improving Health & Balancing Qi, Boston, MA: YMAA Publication Center, 2002. (EWC library: WB 77.5 .T9 .X536 2002)

  • Zhang, Ting Liang, and Bob Flaws. Trns. A Handbook of Traditional Chinese Gynecology. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Blue Poppy Press, 1987.

 

 

NCCAOM® Candidate Preparation Handbook for Chinese Herbology

NCCAOM recommends reviewing the following textbooks to prepare for the Chinese Herbology section of the test:

(Books owned by the EWC Library are marked accordingly)

 

Primary Sources

 

  • Bensky, Dan, Steven Clavey, Erich Stoger, and Andrew Gamble. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica. Third edition. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 2004. (EWC Library: WB 74.1 .B467c 2004)

  • Chen, John K., and Tina T. Chen. Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications. City of Industry, CA: Art of Medicine Press, Inc., 2008. (EWC Library: WB 74 .C446c 2009)

  • Chen, John K., and Tina T. Chen. Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology. City of Industry, CA: Art of Medicine Press, Inc., 2004. (EWC Library: WB 74 .C446cm 2004)

  • Scheid, Volker, Dan Bensky, Andrew Ellis, and Randall Barolet. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies. 2nd ed. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 2009. (EWC Library: WB 74.5 .B467c 2009)

Secondary Sources

  • Cheng, Xinnong, ed. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 3rd ed. Fifteenth Printing 2014. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2012.

(EWC Library: WB 75 .C456 2009)

(EWC Library: WB 74.5 .F738c 2001)

  • Lu, Henry C. Chinese System of Food Cures: Prevention & Remedies. New York: Sterling Publishing, 1986.

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine. 2nd.ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2011.

(EWC Library: WB 70.8 .M335o 1998)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2015.

(EWC Library: WB 70 .M335f 2015)

  • Wu, Yan, and Warren Fischer. Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ed. Jake P. Fratkin. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publications, 1997.​ (EWC Library: WB 70.9 .W85p 1997)

 

Websites:
Websites Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration [Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)]

 

NCCAOM® Candidate Preparation Handbook for Foundations of Oriental Medicine :  (include link to the NCCAOM foundations handbook here)

NCCAOM recommends reviewing the following textbooks to prepare for the Foundations of Oriental Medicine section of the test:

(Books owned by the EWC Library are marked accordingly)

 

  • Cheng, Xinnong, ed. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 3rd ed. Fifteenth Printing 2014. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2012. (EWC Library: WB 75 .C456 2009)

  • Clavey, Steven. Fluid Physiology and Pathology in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

  • EWC Library: WB 74.9 .C538f 2003)

  • Deng, Tietao. Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

(EWC Library: WB 73 .D464p 1999)

  • Kaptchuk, Ted J. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

(EWC Library: WB 70 .K378w 2000)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2004. (EWC Library: WB 73 .M335d 2019)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2015.

(EWC Library: WB 70 .M335f 2015)

  • Maciocia, Giovanni. The Practice of Chinese Medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

(EWC Library: WB 55 .C4 .M335p 2008)

  • Scheid, Volker, Dan Bensky, Andrew Ellis, and Randall Barolet. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies. 2nd ed. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 2009. (EWC Library: WB 74.5 .B467c 2009)

  • Wiseman, Nigel, and Andy Ellis. Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine. Revised Edition. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publications, 1995. (EWC library: WB 70 .F863 1996)

  • Wu, Yan, and Warren Fischer. Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ed. Jake P. Fratkin. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publications, 1997. (EWC Library: WB 70.9 .W85p 1997)

 

NCCAOM® Candidate Preparation Handbook for Biomedicine :  NCCAOM recommends reviewing the following textbooks to prepare for the Biomedicine section of the test:

(Books owned by the EWC Library are marked accordingly)

  • Anzaldua, David. An Acupuncturist's Guide to Medical Red Flags & Referrals. Boulder, CO: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc., 2010. (EWC Library: WB 72 .A593a 2010)

  • Bickley, Lynn S. Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 2012. (EWC Library: WB 205 .B535b 2009)

  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Clean Needle Technique Manual Best Practices for Acupuncture Needle Safety and Related Procedures. 7th ed. Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2015. 

  • Fischback, Frances and Marshall B. Dunning. A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests . 9th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 2014.

  • Kailin, David C. Quality in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Corvallis, OR: CMS Press, 2006.

(EWC Library: WB 890 .K355q 2006)

  • Katzung, Bertram G., Susan B. Masters, and Anthony J. Trevor, eds. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 14th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical, 2018. (EWC library: QV 4 .B375 2018)

  • Magee, David J. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 6th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier, 2013.

(EWC Library: WE 5 .M344o 2008)

  • Papadakis, Maxine A., Stephen J. McPhee, and Michael W. Rabow. Current Diagnosis and Medical Treatment. Columbus: McGraw-Hill Education. (Current Edition) (EWC Library: WB 141 .P373 2016)

  • Porter, Robert S. (Ed.). The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 20th ed. West Point, PA: Merck & Co. Inc., 2018.

(EWC Library: W 13 .M473 2018)

  • Pitchford, Paul. Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition. 3rd Edition. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2002. (EWC Library: WB 400 .P583h 2002)

Books

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica -  WB 74.1 .B467c 2004

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies – WB 74.5 .B467c 2009

Chinese Herbal Formulas & Applications – WB 74 .C446c 2009

Chinese Medical Herbology & Pharmacology – WB 74 .C446cm 2004

Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines – WB 74 .C446cm 2004

Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals – QV 4 .T875u 2016

Integrated Pharmacology – QV 770 .JC6 .S647 2007

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