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The Compleat Acupuncturist: a Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis
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In this highly original and authoritative book, Peter Eckman takes pulse diagnosis as the common thread that links and integrates the various disciplines of Oriental medicine, and shows that they are related by a common origin going back several thousands of years. He describes the clinical details used in a variety of acupuncture styles, synthesizing them into a coherent whole, and illustrates the usefulness of this model in practice with case histories.
This ground-breaking work presents a wealth of material not commonly available in English publications on Indian (Ayurveda), Korean or Chinese medicine, as well as other traditions of Oriental medicine, and includes the only thorough presentation of Korean Constitutional Acupuncture in English, based on the author's personal study under its originator.
About the Author:
Peter Eckman has been a full-time acupuncturist for 40 years and is an international teacher and published author in the field. He studied under J. R. Worsley, T. W. Yoo and D. W. Kuon, three of the most influential acupuncture teachers of the twentieth century, and currently practices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, USA.
Praise for The Compleat Acupuncturist: a Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis
“Peter Eckman's accomplishments in The Compleat Acupuncturist is truly remarkable. It is a grand synthesis that certainly ranks as one of the most significant texts on pulse diagnosis in the history of the medicine:”
-Lonny Jarrett, M.AC., Author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine
“This is a brilliant and original contribution to the practice of pulse diagnosis. I look forward to using it in my practice.”
-From the Forward by William Morris, PH.D., DAOM, Author of Li Shi-Zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide and Transformation: Treating Trauma with Acupuncture and Herbs.
“I predict that this type of synthesis and integration will be one of the main features of the twenty-first century, and Peter Eckman is truly ahead of the game with this project.”
-Heiner Fruehauf, PH.D., L.AC., Founding professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine , National College of Natural Medicine , Portland, Oregon.