Acupuncture Community Loses World Renown Chinese Medicine Expert, Practitioner and Author Giovanni Maciocia

By | March 14, 2018

Dr. Thomas Kouo, DAOM, L.Ac, Dipl. OM
Academic Dean
Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Giovanni Macioica.  Giovanni is the author of many of the most influential books in modern TCM and has spread his influence over our medicine with his passion and scholarship over the last many decades.  Personally, I call Giovanni a friend and mourn the passing of a man who I was able to share experiences as both a student and peer.  Giovanni and I taught together at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Post-Graduate DAOM program and shared many wonderful discussions, debates, and laughs that I will remember for the remainder of my days.  He was so smart.  I will always remember his laugh and how he thought I did a very good impression of him (I would often do Giovanni impressions in front of Giovanni during our grand rounds discussions).

Chinese medicine has lost a scholar and a gentleman.  Thank you Giovanni.  Your contribution to Chinese Medicine is immeasurable. Rest in peace, my friend.

To see more of Giovanni’s smile for yourself and more about his life and work, see

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