Porkert, Manfred. Theoretical Foundations of Chinese Medicine: Systems of Correspondence (Asian Science Series: No. 3). The MIT Press, April 1978.Base
Based exclusively on Chinese sources, this book discusses the theoretical foundations of Chinese cosmology and the system of correspondence as it pertains to Chinese medicine. In this text Porkert explores the dynamic and functional nature of Chinese medicine, being founded on the practical perspective of viewing the arrangement of things in relationship to patterns and cycles.