Since 1984, Dr. Johns has taught traditional Chinese medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area at San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, San Francisco State University, the American College of Traditional Chinese MEdicine, The Meiji College of Oriental Medicine, and the University of California at san Francisco. He is liscensed as a Qi Gong instructor by Beijing Peoples' Univeristy and presently maintains a private practice in Berkeley, California.
"In this overview of acupuncture techniques, Dr. Johns shows the
application of Chinese medical theory to some of his own difficult
cases, providing fascinating reading. This is a major contribution
to the literature of acupuncture and traditional Chinese
"Not since Ted Kaptchuk's magnificent The Web That Has No Weaver
have we had as readable and clear a book about acupuncture. This is
a growing, evolving Oriental medicine that is both infinitely
simple and complex."
-David Molony "Dr. John's apprenticeship with a master practitioner shines through in his reverence for the artistry of diagnosis and treatment. A welcome reference text for all acupuncturists."
-Nigel Dawes "Robert Johns draws from the knowledge of master acupunctuirst Dr. Andrew Tseng, the classics of Chinese medical literature, and his own empirical knowledge to show how theory combines with medical practice."