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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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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lehmann calls him a scharlatan. Sources of Energy I-IV. Finbar rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Volume 5, a detailed treatment repertoire, is still the largest of its kind in a Western language.

His published articles attracted the attention of two French physicians who invited him to work with them in their hospital departments. 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.

The first two volumes of the present text were published aroundand became the basis for his nomination for a Nobel Prize in Just before his death inhe completed Acupuncture Chinoise, the work which lead to the first successful European acculturation of acupuncture and laid the foundation for the modern practice of acupuncture in Europe.

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The Forefather of Acupuncture Energetics, a Charlatan?

The book is a unique historical d Soulie de Morant’s masterpiece is the most detailed study of acupuncture available in a Western language. Having been trained in Japanese acupuncture, Mary found it fascinating. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

We first learned of Soulie de Morant’s work in the late ‘s from macrobiotic teachers who, based upon his book with Yukikazu Sakurazawa George Oshawabelieved that de Morant had learned acupuncture from Oshawa in France.


This text is divided into 5 parts: However, its influence did not spread beyond Europe and the Eastern United States. To see what your friends thought soule this book, please sign up.

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

Description Soulie de Morant’s masterpiece is the most detailed mmorant of acupuncture available in a Western language.

By when we were finally able to negotiate a contract with the French publisher, almost a decade had passed, but Soulie de Morant’s work was still almost unknown in the U. He was a man of great talent, and became the only European to be recognized as a Chinese doctor by the Chinese themselves.

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.

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. Other readers worked on the project but their input arrived too late to use because we had crossed our contractual publication deadline. Thus, Chinese Acupuncture has conveyed the ideals of the Chinese medical arts to Western doctors and acupuncturists, capturing the imagination of an entire generation of physicians and continuing to inspire those who write or practice today.

Volume Four summarizes the meridians and points, organizing information around the classical concepts of energy circulation, so that the reader egorge a clinical range much greater than that found in more recent English-language texts.

Looking for beautiful books? Return to Book Page. This changed the character of the project because it was now unlikely, if not impossible, for “L’Acuponcture Chinoise” to find the endorsements it would need to successfully compete with T.

Volume Five, a detailed treatment repertoire, is still the largest of its kind in a Western language. Reportedly, his language skills and his knowledge of Chinese culture brought him ssoulie the attention of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who appointed him judge of the Joint French Court of Shanghai, and later the Vice-Consul of Foreign Affairs in Yunnan. He remained in China for almost two decades, winning Chinese acceptance and gaining entrance to the highest circles of Chinese society.

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

During that time, paradoxically, acupuncture was excluded from the Imperial Medical Institute of China by decree of the Emperor in motant Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Ben has also written about the factors that underlie the modern craze for unscientific ideas. This level of practical detail has been achieved since only in specialized sections of technical works, but never again at this scale.

He argues that acupuncture is the Chinese equivalent of the astrology-based medicine that was prevalent in Europe until the 18th-century.

Ann marked it as to-read Apr 30, The Yin and the Yang. Haichen marked it as to-read Jun 18, Irina Kozina marked it as to-read Oct 23, The opinions expressed here are those of the author, and do feorge reflect the positions of Hanjo Lehmann and Donald Deke Kendall. 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.

Mussat inspired me with the strength of his conviction and his creative merging of two disparate traditions of thought and medicine. This time, its theories were based on the laws of meridians where points distant from the affected areas are needled according to intricate algorithms.

Fortunately, “George,” as the book was known to those of us working on it, was so fascinating that everyone kept working despite the lack of any particular commercial plan. The first two volumes of the present text were published circaand became the basis for his nomination for a Nobel Prize in Wednesday is gworge reading it Jul 19, Fabio marked it as to-read May 12, Deborah rated it liked it Apr 15,