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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But the accuracy of these notions are never disputed by ce Chinese, because — as Lehmann points out — the public image of acupuncture in China today is based mainly on its reputation in the West. Ben has done extensive research on the origins of acupuncture and its link with bloodletting.

The Forefather of Acupuncture Energetics, a Charlatan?

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Katie marked it as to-read Oct 30, The prevailing story is that he was a child prodigy, and in addition to speaking fluent English and Spanish, he also learned Mandarin from a Chinese man who lived in Paris, and who according to family friend Judith Gautier, a French writer spent an afternoon with the young George writing Chinese characters or ideograms in the sand.

It was nominated for a Nobel prize and provided the foundation for French acupuncture. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He was a man of great talent, and became the only European to be recognized as a Chinese doctor by the Chinese themselves. Hardcoverpages. Furthermore, we learned that it was true that a large university press had abandoned the project. In fact, inthe office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force instituted a pilot program for active duty physicians to be geogge by Helms Medical Instituteand gave out 32 scholarships on a competitive basis.


In his articles, Ben explains how the purported holistic views of health in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are based mprant modern misinterpretations of medieval views on health and disease.

The practice of acupuncture, however, reappeared in France a few years after it was outlawed in China, and from there it gradually spread to Western Europe and the US. This, of course, is what the machine’s owners had in mind. This evidence indicates that the use norant specific meridians, points, and particular types of stimulation are not critical factors independent of conditioning, expectancy or other neuropsychological factors.

Arguments about symptomatic versus root acupuncture were hotly contested and the acupuncture Soulie de Morant reported fit neither of these ideas.

This use of needles consisted mostly of the so-called locus dolendi treatment, where needles are placed solely in the vicinity of the affected area s. The book is a unique historical d Soulie de Morant’s masterpiece is the most detailed study of acupuncture available in a Western language. Ds Points of the Upper Limb.

The Possibilities of Acupuncture. Marvellous Points of the Trunk. It had become their primary source for clinical practice at the Ashram.

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

Trivia About Chinese Acupuncture. In many ways, he anticipated modern Western and Eastern needs by showing biomedicine how to expand its clinical gaze to include the qualities and relationships discovered by Chinese physicians. We could typeset it as is, without translators’ changes or conventional editing. 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.

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Gabriel Navarro added it Sep 16, Moska Daniel marked it as to-read Jun 10, Needling seems to have a broad anti-inflammatory and antihyperalgesic effect, which could be attributed to the pain and tissue geeorge, or the neurostimualtion caused by the needle, regardless of the insertion point. The Transformation of Energy.


It was rumored that a British academic publisher had attempted to publish the translation and had for some reason failed. Description Soulie de Morant’s masterpiece is the most detailed study of acupuncture available in a Western language. Marvellous Points of the Head.

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Matt Barnes rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Lehmann first points out that it would be unlikely for a year-old without any formal education in Chinese and who had never lived in China to master a complex language with several thousands of characters, even if he took courses regularly for several years. Balasundaram marked it as to-read Nov 06, However, bywhen copies of “L’Acuponcture Chinoise” became available through Quebec, it became a primary source, not only for the soullie of acupuncture energetics but also for georgge locations and indications.

Acupuncture Energy Medicine Health Fraud. Various Actions of the Meridians. The Two Median Lines. It was probably a purely economic decision; the original translation had been typed into a first-generation, disk-based typesetting machine. The General Command Points. Order from our distributor. The Yin and the Yang.

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Austin Bunton marked it as to-read Nov 16, Want to Read saving…. Mussat inspired me with the strength of his conviction and his creative merging of two disparate traditions of thought and medicine. For example, during most of the early ‘s there were strong opinions expressed about the “five d as an opposition to T. Ben Kavoussi on April 21,