If you’ve ever wanted to find out the rudiments of acupuncture in an accessible way, this is the book for you. Not text-bookie, not boring, just fun and extraordinarily informative.
It's an introduction to the subject, as you have never read one before.
Did you know that acupuncturists look at your tongue to see how you are?
If the cause of the illness, you’re stalking,
Check the tongue for its signs, without balking.
Is it red or quite pale?
Every crack tells a tale:
Though this tongue remains silent, it’s talking.
… And there’s so much more. Acupuncture: The Limericks! tells you about the ancient Chinese principals of
Yin and Yang, Qi (life energy), the meridians (or pathways of life energy), cupping, the five elements, acupuncture’s use
in everyday health, facial treatment... It even tells you about the earliest needles, dated at around 7,000 BC and found in Mongolia… All this in a neat mixture of limericks and straightforward prose.
What people are saying about
to read what people are
people have already said about the book:
“Cornelia Davies is a
committed acupuncturist and an expert limericist. Here she has
created a marriage of these two arts that manages to be funny and
educational at the same time. Before I read this book, I knew
little or nothing about acupuncture. It’s been such fun
learning, I would recommend this to any newcomer.”
Celia Warren, poet and
“I love this book.
Cornelia has the audacity to use limericks to explain a serious
subject. And do you know what? It works! I picked this up out of
curiosity, started skimming it and within pages I was hooked.
It’s a fantastic way to learn.”
Diana Collins, art psychotherapist
author, Cornelia Davies,
BAc, CertAc (Beijing & Nanjing), MBAcC
I qualified in acupuncture in the UK in 1983. Throughout the last twenty-five years I have continually added skills to my practice.
In 2006-7 I spent several months studying in Chinese hospitals and
For more, please read my biography page.