H.B. Kim’s Minibook of Oriental Medicine is an essential reference tool that I use daily in my practice of acupuncture. The crucial information presented in this book is easily accessible to any practitioner. More than encyclopedic knowledge, this manual is an objective key to unlock the logic of Eastern diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Kim’s efforts have transcended mere definition, and have produced a volume more akin to charts and maps designed to navigate the great seas of the Eastern healing arts. – Robert N. Darnell, C.Ac., D.C., Ph.D.
I had the great honor of going to acupuncture school with scholar and author HB Kim. I was fortunate to be able to have attended his review seminars weekly. Mr. Kim’s seminars and lecture notes were always lucid, well-prepared as well as highly-organized. I have always been astounded by this man’s ability to present complex layers of information in a concise cogent manner. He is a true scholar and teacher. Now, all of these years later, I still have HB Kim’s clarity and organization with me in my pocket daily – in the form of his Minibook. I work in a fast-paced clinic. I need answers fast. I dip into the front pocket of my lab coat and there I find Formulas, Point Combinations, quick reference pictures, individual herbs as well as colored pictures of herbs! Everything an Acupuncturist on the run needs at his fingertips. This handy little volume is a must-have. HB’s Minibook is an invaluable reference for any busy acupuncturist. It is a delight to have so much condensed knowledge at your fingertips during a hectic workday. – Victor O, L.Ac.
Here is my heartfelt gratitude for the good fortune that lead me to meet, enjoy, and learn from HB Kim’s disciplined, enlightened mind in his California Acupuncture Board Exam Review classes as well as in his books on Eastern Medicine. I recently went to get a second copy of HB Kim’s Minibook of Oriental Medicine from a TCM university bookstore in Los Angeles and learned that “It’s out of print. Everybody is asking for it. We heard people willing to pay over a hundred dollars for it, but still couldn’t get a copy!” No wonder. HB Kim must have threaded through forests of information, analyzed, then synchronized their essence into this concise, condensed, mapped guide and companion I find indispensable to my practice. How human life in its complex dynamic energetic processes was perceived and appreciated by many teachers in the East is made alive through HB Kim’s brilliant contribution to the health field here in the West where I am fortunate to live, serve, and continue learning. – XA Le, B.A., L.Ac.
Several years ago, I found the Minibook in my school’s bookstore. I cannot overstate how much I loved it. When you open the first page you will realize how precious this book is to a practitioner. It was remarkably helpful to my professional career. The information in this book has empowered me and expanded my understanding of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Dr. Kim’s love and devotion for teaching have guided many students to achieve their success. This book is very well written. I was amazed by the level of detail about Eastern medicine. It clearly and concisely provides all the clinical information you will need for your practice. – Sun Lee, L.Ac.
Dr. Kim’s innovative Minibook has everything you’ll need to start and complete successful acupuncture treatment. It describes every meticulous step; from diagnosis to the impeccable choice of points, to the appropriate herbal medication. This book has it all! The diagrams and charts are incredibly easy to follow while you plan your patients’ care. Dr. Kim is a remarkable teacher. His heart for teaching is evident both inside the classroom and in this latest book. If you are passionate about learning and practicing Eastern Medicine, don’t miss out on this must-have guide to make your treatment process easier. – Joseph Koh, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.
UNDENIABLY INDISPENSABLE. Nothing is lacking and everything you’ll need for a quick clinical reference is contained in this small book. The surprise was the bio-science section plus a guide to the CNT exam. No serious student of TCM should be without it. – G’man
Highly recommend if you are an acupuncture student or practitioner. Excellent book of table references, great to look up things and much easier to carry with you than the full sized school books we have to study from. Can be a time saver when looking things up. – Salena S.
Nice little book. Great for grand rounds reference. – Buddha3233
Must have as a TCM student. Excellent resource to use in school and in clinic. It has everything including Western Medical terminology for illnesses and a list of regular pharmaceuticals prescribed by doctors. The Materia Medica comes with pictures helping identify the herb. Very helpful as cross reference. – Anonymous
Awesome Book!! Love this book…so helpful as a student. Wished I would have bought this sooner! – Angelina P.
Very helpful clinic aid with diagnosis, acupuncture points prescriptions, and herbal formulas, easily fits in your pocket, cool manuals, and needling indications. – Maria F.
Best book ever….a must for the AP/DOM student. – T.
Five Stars. This book is exactly what I needed. PERFECT! – Emma S.
Amazing! This book is a wealth of knowledge in a small package. It fits in my purse and is a constant point of reference for me. I used this a lot when studying in school and still refer to it constantly now that I am practicing. I also purchased the full size textbook which is also amazing. By far one of my best buys. – Tellemac
This is an awesome tool for both student and practitioner. – Anonymous
This book is worth your money. – Hye K.
A must buy for TCM students. – V.
Excellent little reference book. A lot of things in one place easy for reference. This author has got it right. – Rambo
Amazing amount of knowledge packed into this book. – Julie
Great source of reference in the clinic! – Alvaro V.
Very helpful and easy to carry around! – Kelly U.
This is a an excellent book! I recommend it to anyone that practices acupuncture, oriental medicine, and/or combination of other types of medicine including classic allopathic diagnosis, homeopathy, and other types of medical disciplines. The best book ever! Don’t leave home without it. – DRJS
Thank god I found this book! After consulting all the other acu guide books, this is the ONE to get. Clear concise and easy to find information. – Sonya T.
It had the book for 3 years and it has helped me a lot through my Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture journey. I would definitely recommend this book. – Patricia
Wonderful book! – Sue
Perfect! Goooood. – In C.
Great book. Organized well and resourceful. – Anonymous
I am a doctor of chiropractic and licensed acupuncturist. I am truly thankful for HB Kim’s Minibook and Handbook. Not only those books helped me study for acupuncture and herbal board exam but also continuously help me in my practice. His books are not just an accumulation of information; it is an indispensable reference for practitioners of acupuncture and oriental medicine. His books are so special and useful that you want to carry it around with you all the time. – SJK
It’s a clever little book. It’s a concise little book. It’s a compact little book. It’s a comprehensive and expert little book. This is no ordinary little clinical reference guide — This is Dr. H.B. Kim’s MINIBOOK. I use it every day in my busy clinic. Not only is it small enough to fit into my front lab coat pocket, The MINIBOOK posses a logical layout which makes it quick and easy to reference facts and information. I like the way the charts and graphs are plainly written. They compare and contrast and are always a 100 % accurate. In a face-paced clinical environment, a busy acupuncturist may( just for a moment ) forget let’s say…… the Xi-cleft point of Dai Mai precisely when he/she needs it. What does one do? Just pull Dr. Kim’s MINIBOOK from your front pocket and Voila! There it is! Now, you recall that you knew it all along. It just slipped for a minute, One cannot remember everything, and that’s why this little gem is so important. I highly recommend this Ingenious Little Book. It comes complete with formulas, single herbs and pictures of single herbs, Bio Medicine as well as Eastern and Western diagnosis. It also has a comprehensive section related to point on each meridian. (there is usually a compare/contrast chart for points that are similar in function). Life keeps you busy and patients’ needs keep you even busier. It’s great to have a comprehensive, well-planned and well-executed little book in your front pocket that just may make your busy day a little more peaceful and a little less hectic. – Victor O.
This is the third edition of the entirely useful and practical manual for the acupuncture clinic. It’s the most organized handbook I’ve seen on the market with the following subjects covered : Diagnosis, acupuncture, herbs, formulas, biomedicine and practice management tools. I’m really impressed with the microsystem sections : ear, scalp, facial, abdominal, Korean hand therapy as well as Master Tung’s major points. The 3rd edition has been upgraded to a hardcover spiral-bound, so it can be used for years to come. Highly recommended. – John K.
The information represented in this book is compacted and well organized, like it’s replacing many heavy Oriental and Western medicine books. Its pocket size allows me to easily carry it around in school for studying and in clinic for referencing. I also always travel with it on long trips to review all needed information to do my job as an acupuncturist. – Hanh M.
Highly recommended.. Covers all the essential materials from points to herbal formula. Best handbook for clinical use as well as a review of what I have learned in school. Easy to look up and has everything I need. Easy to carry and fits in my pocket. – Chocon
This is amazing book! I could see the all basic necessary informations is in this small book. – Anonymous
Handy and very useful so I carry this book everywhere as necessary. Highly recommended. – Hisayo H.
The best handbook you can get!!! Well organized and contains essential materials for clinical use. portable size and just right for the lab coat pocket. – Sungik
This is a WOW book of oriental medicine!!! – Srulik
As an acupuncture student, this is so incredibly useful!. I own both, the mini and the bigger Handbook of oriental medicine. White the bigger version provides more info, this one is so much easier to use in the limited time we have at the clinic. – Daria
It is a great book. Every student who studies Traditional Chinese Medicine should have one on hands. – Henry H.
Endless appreciation goes out to HB Kim. His continuous and steadfast efforts have raised the level of consciousness of the entire field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for the benefit of the students, professionals and all those seeking relief from various forms of suffering. – Sarah C. Mowdy, L.Ac., M.S.
Fantastic book! The minibook also includes reflexology! The books come with laminated cards (both are different)! These two books are worth every penny! These books are also light and easy to fit into a book bag! The minibook is great for clinic! – Kathleen
It’s exactly what I needed. – Shannon
TCM at your fingertips! HB Kim’s minibook encompasses the breadth TCM in a highly organized, accessible and compact format. A complete TCM study guide and reference companion you will find invaluable. Includes charts covering diagnosis, acupuncture, herbs and formulas along with diagrams of acupuncture points. A gift and treasure to all students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. – Dr. J
HB Kim’s Minibook is a great companion to the Handbook of Oriental Medicine. Its portability allows students to refer to it often during clinical rotations, saving precious time by ingraining important treatment principles from the start. Also a wonderful lifelong professional resource, HB Kim’s Minibook is all that is needed for reference in any travel kit and serves as a handy pocket-guide when practicing in a multiple treatment-room setting. I have no idea how he fit so much information into such a little book; like HB it defies the laws of physics and obliterates what we may think is possible. – Anonymous
Great summary of all subjects we need to know. – South F.