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Lehmann also believes that his aristocratic name “Soulié de Morant” was a forgery, and that he was born simply Georges Soulié. George Soulié de Morant went to China at the turn of the century, where he served as French Consul for Shanghai and as a judge in the French Concession in. “George Soulié de Morant was born in Paris on December 2, His father, Leon, an engineer who participated in the Mexican War, had met his mother.

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Moreover, although Soulie de Morant recounts his studies with two renowned acupuncturists of academic rank, other Western writers remind us that during that time, only street practitioners and rural folk healers, worked with needles therapeutically; the use of needles was actually soullie associated with amulets and talismans, and thus frowned upon by the Chinese academia. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It was rumored that a British academic publisher had attempted to publish the translation and had for some reason failed. Presumably, he then became the French Consul in several Chinese cities.

[George Soulié de Morant : the first French expert in acupuncture].

The Circulation of Energy. Balasundaram marked it as to-read Nov 06, Yuliani Chandranata added it Jan 13, Ann marked it as to-read Apr 30, He was the first to argue that there was no need to emphasize the incompatibilities between Chinese and Western medicine, and the first to propose hundreds of practical correlations with science.

Complementary Medicine Health Books. However, bywhen copies of “L’Acuponcture Chinoise” became available through Quebec, it became a primary source, not only for the theory of acupuncture energetics but also for acupoint locations and indications. Sources of Energy I-IV. The first two volumes of the present text were published circaand became the basis for his nomination for a Nobel Prize in Clearly, Chinese Acupuncture has never acheived the recognition it might have had it been in print in the early 80’s.


Matt Barnes rated it it was amazing Mar 11, But the accuracy of these notions are never disputed by the Chinese, because — as Lehmann points out — the public image of acupuncture in China today is based mainly on its reputation in the West.

Chinese Acupuncture by George Soulié de Morant

It was probably a purely economic decision; the original translation had been typed into a first-generation, disk-based typesetting machine. That left no inexpensive option.

To ask other readers questions about Chinese Acupunctureplease sign up. Marvellous Points of the Upper Limb. Katherine marked souli as to-read Jun 07, Georgepanyz marked it as to-read Jun 26, Mary Kinneavy, then an acupuncturist, now a teacher at the New England School of Acupuncture, retyped the entire manuscript while answering phones at Paradigm.

George Soulié de Morant – Wikipedia

Trivia About Chinese Acupuncture. Deborah rated it liked it Apr 15, Any Riechi Saraiva marked it as to-read Mar 26, It was nominated for a Nobel prize and provided the foundation for French acupuncture. Order from our distributor. This evidence indicates that the use of specific meridians, points, and particular types of stimulation are not critical factors independent of conditioning, expectancy or other neuropsychological factors.

The Forefather of Acupuncture Energetics, a Charlatan?

Although his life’s work was to be acupuncture, his literary output was voluminous and covered mmorant aspect of Chinese life. His curiosity aroused, he began to read ancient medical texts, and studied acupuncture under several renowned physicians.

He guided me to perfect my clinical skills and to start teaching. Although this rumor was clearly untrue, it contributed to an important trend in the early transmission of acupuncture by directing attention to other French writers for example, Chamfrault.

The Possibilities of Acupuncture. Ben has done extensive research on the origins of acupuncture and its link with bloodletting. The text is massive, containing se 1, densely but readably organized oversize pages.

Description of Each Meridian. Not only his name and his titles of nobility were forged, but parts of the teachings of the man who introduced acupuncture to Europe were also invented. Moonbow rated it really liked it Oct 27, German Buitrago marked it as to-read Jun 29, Volume 5, a detailed treatment repertoire, is still the largest of its kind in a Western language.


Volume One of the text’s five parts describes the energetics of acupuncture; Volume Two, the application of those energetics; Volume Three, their relation to physiology. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Various Actions of the Meridians. In particular, his fifth book, “Treatments,” was invaluable because it was arranged much like a homeopathic repertory and could be easily accessed.

Marvellous Points of the Head. Gail Neubert revised the punctuation, and Sally Rimkeit and Missa Olatunji, acupuncturists and teachers in New Zealand, also edited most of the first three volumes. The Two Median Lines. Soulie de Morant’s masterpiece is the most detailed study of acupuncture available in a Western language.

Clark Mollenhoff rated it really liked it Nov 19, In his articles, Ben explains how the purported holistic souliw of health in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are based on modern misinterpretations of medieval views on health and disease. The first two volumes of the present text were published aroundand became the basis for his nomination for a Nobel Prize in Katie marked it as to-read Oct 30, Marvellous Points of the Trunk.

Even today, treatments are provided based on his fantasies. In fact, inthe office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force instituted a pilot program for active duty physicians to be trained by Helms Medical Instituteand gave out 32 scholarships on a competitive basis.