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By Cornelia Davies
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Awen Clement, Kindred Spirit Magazine,
July/ Aug 2010
"Davies makes her book engaging, useful and
amusing... this is a great starting point to learn about acupuncture."
An acupuncture colleague
“I’ve just been reading
your wonderful acupuncture book… it’s fantastic! I
can’t tell you how great I think it is. The design, the layout,
the typeface… the content is superb, not only the actual
limericks, but all the writing, too. I had no idea you were doing so
much in depth writing about acupuncture itself.
think in the acupuncture world this will be an absolute winner. I
think students might enjoy it too.”
A newly qualified acupuncturist:
"I have purchased two copies of your book for my patients to read, as I feel that it will really help to give them a better understanding of what is going on with their treatment. When they’ve read it I think that a lot of the words that I use during acupuncture sessions will not sound alien to them and will actually make a lot more sense.
I wish I had read this before I started my acupuncture training. If I had I am sure I would have understood more of what I was taught from the
"We got a copy of your charming book and we've both enjoyed reading it -- a lot!
"It strikes us that it's so clearly written, and so entertaining, that it's a wonderful introduction to acupuncture for children as well as adults. Why don't you get it into schools? As the best health text book they'll ever have?
"We're giving our copy to our daughter (aged 10) now to read, and we're sure she'll like it, as she LOVES poetry with rhythm and rhyme and yours rocks along. She also likes acupuncture...”
love it. I didn’t realise it would explain so much about acupuncture and how
treatment works. I started reading it as soon as I got it home and I read bits
out to my partner, who was really interested. Normally he wouldn’t be
interested in something like this. At last I can explain to him more about
what happens during my treatment.”
“This is a beautifully
produced book—the illustrations alone are worth the price.
But the heart of it is the text, of course—the cleverly composed limericks
that explain Chinese acupuncture and its benefits so clearly and
entertainingly. I think even someone who is at first uninterested in the
subject would be intrigued at first glance and very soon drawn into a thorough
enjoyment of these attractive pages. I’m so pleased to own an early copy.
Made it safely across the Atlantic in its neat, sturdy packaging. The
bookmark you’re including with every copy is just the icing on the cake!”
A German colleague (auf deutsch):
„Dieses Buch ist eine einzigartige Verbindung von Theorie aus der chinesischen Medizin und humorvollen Limericks.
Das Lesen ist ein Vergnügen und man lernt auch als Therapeut noch etwas – nicht zuletzt, seinen Patienten besser und humorvoll erklären zu können, was es mit der chinesischen Medizin auf sich hat.
Es hat mich inspiriert und für meine Arbeit neu motiviert. Ich denke es ist gleichermaßen für Patienten und Therapeuten ein bereicherndes Buch !“
"This book is a unique combination of Chinese medical theory and humorous limericks. Reading it is a pleasure and even as a practitioner you can learn something - not least to explain better to your patients and with humour what Chinese medicine is about.
It has inspired me and given me new motivation in my work. I think this book is equally enriching for patients and practitioners!"
people have said about the book, pre-publication.
“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.