John Hicks is joint principal and co-founder of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading, UK. He has been in practice since 1975. He originally trained in Five Element Acupuncture and subsequently learned TCM and undertook clinical training in China. The CICM curriculum is based on the integration of these two styles of practice. John is also an advanced practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He also practices qigong and tai chi and is trained in Chinese herbal medicine. John is author of The Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine and co-author of Healing your Emotions, and the textbook Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture.