The book provides a clear, easy-to-read account of what Chinese acupuncture is, how it works, and what it can treat—all expressed in terms that Western readers can understand. Hence, it can be fruitfully read by any patient who wishes to understand their treatment, how it works and the thinking behind it; or read by acupuncture students who wish to quickly obtain this same overview of the subject—to complement their more detailed studies and to also learn how to communicate the subject to patients.
Fletcher Kovich runs his own Chinese acupuncture practice in the UK. He previously wrote the textbook Secrets of the Hidden Vessels, which this book is a reduction of.
Praise for Secrets of the Hidden Vessels
"The book is fascinating. And from the teaching perspective, it is a great tool to help students understand the organ functions. The book also uses an interesting approach to explain the mental and emotional factors in causing disease, which again will greatly assist in the teaching of this aspect of Chinese medicine."
- Brandon Fuller, Program Chair, East West College of Natural Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.
“We have come across many books on Chinese Medicine and particularly like this book’s approach of blending the Western and Chinese understanding of the organs, to make it clear that both systems describe the same organs. There is a global paradigm shift in medicine, and the importance of Chinese Medicine in understanding the body and health plays a key role in the West’s acceptance of alternative approaches to healthcare.”
- Sam Patel, Joint Principal, The International College of Oriental Medicine (UK)