Pulse Diagnosis​

Rolling from Primary Positions: Seeking the Truth

In the 1950s, the Chinese government had masters of pulse diagnosis come together to compare their findings. There was such a disparity of results, it caused a reduction of the value of pulse diagnosis in the total scheme of the medicine. The role of pulse became a confirmation of that which had been concluded by […]

Eight Extra Vessel Pulse Diagnosis: A Path to Effective Treatment

This article is from an in-progress book called Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis. It is the result of clinical application of classical passages. The message here is the encouragement of classical study and creating new possibilities for this medicine based on classical foundations. No symptoms are given since there are many available sources. The eight extra vessel […]

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Night-Time Defensive Qi Cycle

This article continues the discovery of contemporary practical applications of classical Chinese medical methods. Presented is an interpretation of a pulse diagnostic method drawn from the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine which has proven useful for diagnosing the night-time defensive qi cycle. The relationship of nutritive qi to defensive qi is a fundamental expression […]

Pulse Diagnosis Using the Elemental Compass Method

The “elemental compass method” is exciting because it is effective, powerful, and easily grasped. It can lead directly to the root imbalance by palpation of the four directions and the center. Roots Classical: The Yellow Emperor’s Classic is a timeless body of wisdom from which this method is extracted. In the chapter called “The Golden […]

Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis and the Six Channels

This article continues the discovery of clinical applications through classical texts. The study of ancient roots inspires through appreciation of past accomplishments; the assemblage of useful ideas; and truths that do not change with time. Sources that have withstood the test of time have power; they have rendered the growth and development of physicians for […]

The Ying Qi Cycle

“When one is joyous, then the qi is in harmony and the mind is unimpeded. The nutritive qi and the protective qi pass freely,” states Qi Bo in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic. So also, when the nutritive and the protective pass freely, then joy can arrive. This article examines a method of diagnosing and treating […]

20-20 Vision: Report on the National Visioning Search Task Force’s Progress

History The Visioning Search Task Force (VSTF) was formed by the major acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) organizations in 2002 to discuss the issues facing our profession now and through the year 2020. A listing of driving issues identified by the VSTF included the following: This historic coalition consists of selected members from each of […]

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Nan Jing, Chapter Five

The classics can be obscure, and may appear to have little clinical relevance. However, useful interventions can be discovered through study and contemplation. The question is not whether the resulting application is what the ancients intended, but whether the resulting clinical application is useful and can make a contribution to the field. This paper discusses […]

AOM Profession Publishes Model Code of Ethics

Background In 1999, a panel at one of the AOM profession’s national conferences addressed the issue of professional ethics. In 2001, a Joint Ethics Committee, composed of members of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, began to work on a model code. Since then, the two organizations […]

WFCMS Meets at Third International Congress on Traditional Medicine

This past November, David Molony, United States vice chairman to the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), along with representatives Angela Tu and Ming Tian, attended the Third International Congress on Traditional Medicine in Beijing, China, speaking out and voting on international policies regarding the future of Chinese and Oriental medicine. More than 1,500 […]