Giovanni Maciocia has written several important textbooks of Chinese medicine which have been acclaimed worldwide.


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Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine - Second Edition

A comprehensive, highly illustrated, and easy-to-understand resource. With a focus on clear interpretations of "real world" signs and symptoms, this new edition addresses the practice beyond the theory and leads you through both basic and sophisticated levels of diagnostic interpretation. View Details

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Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine - First Edition

This is the culmination of Giovanni Maciocia’s 30-year clinical experience in his busy clinic using both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. As Giovanni highlights, the greatest strength of Chinese medicine does not lie in its theories but in the placing of the patient at the centre of the clinical encounter. View Details

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Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

This book describes the principles of tongue diagnosis in great detail and is a thorough, clinically-oriented exposition of tongue diagnosis. Each of the major aspects of the tongue and its relationship to the diagnostic process is described systematically. View Details

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The Channels of Acupuncture

The focus is upon the Luo, Muscle and Divergent secondary channels, the Cou Li and Huang membranes, and the Eight Extraordinary Channels in addition to the Main Channels providing the reader with the most in-depth information available in the English language. View Details

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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - Third Edition

Covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The material is based on ancient and modern Chinese texts, and explains the application in the context of Western clinical practice. View Details

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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - Second Edition

Covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. The new edition features new and updated material, including discussion of 50 additional acupuncture points and more patterns. View Details

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The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - First Edition

This comprehensive and scholarly work presents an explanation of the theories of Chinese Medicine in relation to clinical practice, as well as information on creative adaptation of Chinese Medicine theory to Western clinical conditions. View Details

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The Practice of Chinese Medicine - Second Edition

Describes the application of traditional Chinese medical theory to the diagnosis and treatment of 48 diseases, conditions and disorders. These include common, chronic, and acute conditions which clinicians may see in their practice. View Details

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine - Second Edition

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine is a complete and detailed textbook of this speciality in Chinese medicine with the diagnosis and treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The author bases his exposition on modern and ancient Chinese books, always integrated with his long clinical experience. View Details

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The Psyche in Chinese Medicine

The Psyche in Chinese Medicine comprehensively discusses the treatment of mental-emotional disorders with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Suitable for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine it discusses first the aetiology, pathology and diagnosis of mental disorders. View Details

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Clinical Pearls | PDF Download

Discusses in detail and depth, among others, the treatment of autoimmune diseases, diagnosis and treatment of Heat, the functions, pathology and treatment of the Triple Burner and the functions and pathology of the Shen and Hun. View Details

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The Energetics and Treatment of Body Areas - The Vertex | PDF Download

In this book, Maciocia turns the traditional attitude on its head and places areas first so that everything else is subordinate to that. Maciocia discusses the vertex in detail and each diagnostic and therapeutic element relevant to the vertex is discussed together. View Details

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The Energetics & Treatment of Body Areas - The Face | PDF Download

As part of The Energetics and Treatment of Body Areas series, Maciocia places areas first so that everything else is subordinate to that. In this book, Maciocia places the Face first and each diagnostic and therapeutic element relevant to the face, including the physical and energetic anatomy, channels, pathology, the eye, patterns, and diseases, are discussed together. View Details

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Giovanni Maciocia

World-Renowned Practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Giovanni Maciocia (1945 – 2018) was one of the most highly respected practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Giovanni authored several seminal textbooks on Chinese Medicine: Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, The Practice of Chinese Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine, Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, The Channels of Acupuncture, and The Psyche in Chinese Medicine, which are used by colleges around the world.

Video is from an August 2012 interview