Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies An Illustrated Guide (Second Edition)

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People's Medical Publishing House published Li Shi-zhen's, Pulse Studies-An Illustrated Guide in 2009. Interest in the book continues to grow, requiring seven reprints, and publication with traditional Chinese characters for Taiwan. Overseas, there are English and Italian translations. With interest in the book increasing worldwide, it is now time to produce the 2nd Edition of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies-An Illustrated Guide.
This collaborative project between Chinese and US authors was a contribution from each in their areas of expertise. Both have strong backgrounds in pulse diagnosis and a passion for the practice of Chinese medicine. We will present this material in a 3rd person voice as the midpoint of our efforts towards this book.
Li Shen-qing contributed the X memory method of organ assignment to the radial pulse in tlus second edition of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies-An Illustrated Guide. The contribution of Chapters 3 Pulse Images, Chapter 4 Comparisons, and Chapter 5 Concurrent Pulses and Associated Diseases. The images are an excellent development of the tradition that uses images as a tool for communicating about the pulses. He contributed Appendix 4 Strange Pulses.
William Morris contributed Chapter 2 Introduction to Pulse Diagnosis, Chapter 6 The Pulse Monographs, and Chapter 7 Pulse Diagnostic Case Records. These chapters remain the same in this second edition of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies-An Illustrated Guide. He also contributed Appendix 1 Pulse Nomenclature Comparison Table, Appendix 2 Pulse Map Comparison, Appendix 3 Arrhythmias which is derived from the work of Leon Hammer.
Together, Li and Morris compiled Chapter 1 History of Chinese Pulse Studies and the background materials on Li Shi-zhen. Today, pulse diagnosis is enjoying a Renaissance in the world as an essential clinical skill. The number of books in a publication on the topic is increasing. It is the sincere desire of the authors that this book improves knowledge about pulse diagnosis and that it empowers the practitioner in their service to humanity.

About the Author
李申清(Li Shen-qing), was born in the Northern Province of Hubei, China, in 1952. His path toward becoming a Chinese medical practitioner had striking parallels to his predecessor, Li Shizhen.
Li Shen-qing's grandfather was a well known practitioner of Chinese medicine who passed away in the 1940s leaving his family with an extensive library of pre-modem medical books. These treasures provided the basis for much of Shen-qing's medical knowledge. Access to both family lineage and textual resources placed Li Shen-qing into a unique position that enabled him to gain mastery of pulse diagnosis.
Li Shen-qing published papers in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Forum of Worlds Renowned Physicians, Selected Medical Papers of China, Selected Contemporary Medical Papers of China, and international medical journals, He has books published by Ancient Chinese Medicine Books Publishing House, and he has an extensive publishing record with People's Medical Publishing House (PMPH).
Li has a unique approach to clinical practice that combines Li Shi-zhen style pulse diagnosis with tui-na. During his illustrious career, Shen-qing designed advanced tui-na curriculum for Beijing Chinese Medicine University. Shen-qing's work successfully fills in the missing pieces of Chinese tui-na textbooks according to the secretary-general of China's Massage Experts Committee, Professor Wang Guo-shun. These works were published by PMPH in Chinese, English, German, French, and Spanish. Shen-qing also edited Guidelines to the Study of Massage Points, now a textbook published by the Science Press.
After gaining recognition as a medical practitioner, Shen-qing focused on statistics. He then applied statistical models to the systematic study of pulse diagnosis literature attributed to Li Shi-zhen. These studies form the basis of the graphic representations in this book.
Li Shen-qing is the essence of humility, charm, warmth, care, and knowledge. Li Shen-qing has deep respect for the shared home province with Li Shi-zhen. The ability to carry on Li Shi-zhen's study of pulse diagnosis and share it internationally is also a great privilege. His pragmatic worldview is summed in his motto, to "simplify the complicated issues, and make the simple issues practical".
威廉-莫里斯(William Morris), the study of pulse diagnosis has intrigued William Morris since 1980. This academic focus was formed by family traditions, early literature and formal study in school systems. At each stage of development of the field in the US, Morris has upgraded his educational status. He earned the early Doctorate in Oriental Medicine, a Master's in Medical Education from the University of Southern California, he upgraded his doctorate to a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) as it became available and completed a Ph.D. focused upon Chinese pulse diagnosis and medical epistemology.
His ability to receive pre-modern literature into a contemporary practice was facilitated by a 7-year mentor-protege relationship in the Menghe-Ding lineage of pre-modem Chinese medical practice under Drs. Leon Hammer and John H.F. Shen. The Ding clan tradition is based on the Menghe tradition, a larger family lineage that spread from the Beijing region and that has specialized in internal medicine since the 1600s. Morris has taught pulse diagnosis in this Menghe-Ding tradition since 1993.
In 2000, Morris began a deconstruction of Chinese medical assumptions in the Menghe Ding lineage, school systems, and literature. This was a period of crisis for him in that he questioned his methods of practice. The state of uncertainty about what practice is, how it operates, and what it means, provided a fertile ground for knowledge to be acquired from early literature. Through a long period of contemplative hermeneutics focused upon the early canons of Chinese medicine, the newfound understandings became the basis for his Ph.D. dissertation, Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: Epistemology, Practice, and Tradition, where he developed a fully-integrated pulse diagnostic approach to the channel systems of Chinese medicine.
Table of Contents
About Li Shi-zhen
About the Authors
Preface to the 2nd Edition
How to Read the Pulse Illustrations
Memorizing Organ Locations in the Pulse
CHAPTER 1 History of Chinese Pulse Studies
CHAPTER 2 Introduction to Pulse Diagnosis
CHAPTER 3 Pulse Images
CHAPTER 4 Comparisons
CHAPTER 5 Concurrent Pulses and Associated Diseases
CHAPTER 6 The Pulse Monographs
CHAPTER 7 Pulse Diagnostic Case Records
Appendix 1 Pulse Map Comparisons
Appendix 2 Arrhythmia
Appendix 3 Strange Pulses
Appendix 4 Classic and Modern Chinese Books on Pulse Diagnosis-Listed Alphabetically
Appendix 5 Points, Formulas and Medicinals
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Sample pages of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies An Illustrated Guide (Second Edition) (ISBN:9787117269933)
Sample pages of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies An Illustrated Guide (Second Edition) (ISBN:9787117269933)
Sample pages of Li Shi-zhen's Pulse Studies An Illustrated Guide (Second Edition) (ISBN:9787117269933)
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