Giovanni Maciocia, OMD, LAc

Giovanni Maciocia is a world-renowned practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Europe. Originally from a medical family in Italy, he trained in England at the International College of Oriental Medicine, graduating in acupuncture in 1974 after a three-year course. He was an accomplished practitioner with over 39-years of research and clinical experience.

In 1980, 1982, and 1987, he attended three postgraduate courses in acupuncture in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the duration of three months each, gaining invaluable knowledge and clinical experience. He reads Chinese, therefore has access to all the Chinese medicine textbooks, old and modern, published in China. Giovanni also studied Western herbalism and graduated from the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 1977.

Giovanni Maciocia is the author of "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", and "The Channels of Acupuncture" which have become textbooks for all major acupuncture colleges in the world.

In 1996, Giovanni Maciocia was appointed "Visiting Professor" of the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a foremost teaching institution in China.

Giovanni is the author of many articles published in professional journals and his article on M.E. (post-viral fatigue syndrome) has been published in a Chinese medical journal, an honor rarely bestowed on foreign writers in China. Giovanni has extensive experience in teaching, having taught acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1974 in several schools all over the world. He is well known for his rigorous and meticulous style combining a thorough knowledge of Chinese medicine with 28-years clinical experience. While firmly rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Giovanni's ideas are often innovative as the theories of Chinese medicine need to be adapted to Western conditions and new Western diseases. For example, Giovanni has formulated an innovative and original new theory on the aetiology and pathology of asthma and allergic rhinitis. He also formulated a theory on the aetiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of M.E. (Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome) entirely from scratch as this, being a new disease, did not exist in the Chinese literature.

Courses by Giovanni Maciocia, OMD, LAc

English Courses
Cancer and Chemotherapy Support with Giovanni Maciocia: Western and Chinese Medicine Perspectives
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
8 CEUs
Chinese Medicine History of Cancer
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
1 CEUs
Clinical Applications of the 4 Phases in Menstrual Disorders
TCM Wisdom Tube
0 CEUs
Luo Channels and Muscle Channels with Giovanni Maciocia: Physiology, Pathology, and Acupuncture Treatment
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
8 CEUs
TCM Tongue Diagnosis with Giovanni Maciocia
Distance Learning - CEU Video Recording
8 CEUs
Giovanni Maciocia, L.Ac.
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Comments from "TCM Tongue Diagnosis"

Knowledge and humble teacher

Obvious command of the material. Well prepared. Clear and organized. This is as good as it gets.

WOW! I never thought tongue diagnosis could be so clear! I love that he showed photos at the end and went over the points that he had covered for the previous 7 hours...fantastic! You could see exactly what he had presented in action. Great stuff!

Thank you all at Lotus for creating this experience for us to learn directly from DR Maciocia. It was wonderful to see and hear him in real-time. I feel he was able to clarify subtle nuances in tongue dx. After reading & studying his books for so many years it was a treasure to see him.

Have known about him for years. Have all his books, just never had the opportunity to hear him lecture. Thank you for providing this webinar. As I indicated in my email before.I have always taken many webinars for CEUs that were pretty worthless. But this is really awesome. With much appreciation.

Extremely clear. Very knowledgeable. Open to questions with good honest answers. interesting anecdotes. humble. extremely worthwhile.

Very knowledgeable and not boring

I appreciate G. Mac. ' clarity in his presentation.

If possible, please feature Dr. Maciocia again.

So awesome to take Dr. Maciocia's class

i liked him very much ... an excellent engaging speaker delivering the material in a very comfortable pace and look forward to him returning

love it....giovanni is great

Clear and excellent

It was very informative. He is very generous in sharing his experiences.

The tongue master! Dr. Maciocia is a great teacher, such an honor to listen to him teach.

A true master. I need to learn more from him. Because he himself has studied and practiced thoroughly and knows himself, he can explain things very simply.

Maciocia is an amazing teacher; clear, concise, with great cases and examples of all the differentiations that were possible.

He was able to make tongue diagnosis much easier. Things make sense and fall into place.

Wonderful teacher

I enjoyed Dr. Maciocia very much. His wisdom and ability to explain tongue diagnosis is superb.

The Master!!

I will do a seminar with Dr. Maciocia any time.

Exciting, to spend 8 hours with such a masterful practitioner -- and, he is an excellent teacher!!

Excellent teacher and information both!

Dr. Maciocia is a true master of the subject. He speaks clearly and understandably. It is a pleasure to study with him.
excellent at explaining and answering questions......great photos with analysis

A wonderful teacher - hope you can have him back again!

absolutely one of the very best i have ever experienced: extremely knowledgeable, very easy to understand (speaks using the same terminology that i am familiar with), very open to student questions, when appropriate.

I learn a lot from him. I expect to attend more class from him.Once more time, thank you for his teaching.

Very knowledgeable and experienced teacher!

amazing teacher. So clear and easy to learn from!

very knowledgeable, enjoyable

Good overview and clarification of issues and details

excellent. hope you can get Dr. M to teach more courses

This was a great course, I can not thank you enough for providing the opportunity to learn from Maciocia directly. This was a first rate experience, thank you!

It was amazing to hear Dr. Maciocia speak. He is a wonderful teacher and was a joy to listen to.

Very knowledgeable and presented very helpful information

Does Maciocia need any commenting? No! He is so experienced and speaks so freely and easily about a variation of conditions and can always come up with examples and an analysis. I hope he keeps up the good work for a long time. Very sad he is not in Europe for consultation. Happy he does do webinars and he keeps up his website. And very grateful that he answers emails so quickly, being very helpful.

Maciocia is the greatest!

Very able to explain efficiently

Great knowledge speaker. Thanks for sharing.

Great teacher, very knowledgeable, good color photos of tongues

Very nice Semminar

Thank you so very much for providing us with the high caliber of speakers. What a treat to have such a special speaker today!

Great class with full of important information!

so amazing

Extremely knowledgeable and also experienced. He is also a good teacher and able to get the material across very clearly

I am wondering when he will have a new tongue book out!

Would love to see more of him in webinars

One of the most enjoyable teachers!


My first time with GM, would like more from him. Thanks

Spending 8 hours with Giovanni, was such an amazing experience. I had actually planned on attending a classical concert at 2:00, but I felt the information was too important to miss anything

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