Acupuncture Explained

Clearly explains how acupuncture works and what it can treat

by Fletcher Kovich


Acupuncture ExplainedThe 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 Acupuncture Today and in Ancient China, which this book is a reduction of.

Praise for Acupuncture Today and in Ancient China

"The book is fascinating. It gives great insights into the organ functions and also uses an interesting approach to explain the mental and emotional factors in causing disease. My students find the book indispensible."
- 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.”
- Sam Patel, Joint Principal, The International College of Oriental Medicine (UK)

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Further reading

Articles and essays on Tractional Chinese Medicine.

Recent acupuncture research.