William Morris, PhD, DAOM, LAc is a renowned expert on Chinese pulse diagnosis. He authored Mai Dao: Path of the Pulse, numerous journal papers on the subject and co-authored the PMPH book, Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide. Classics and family lineages provide the foundation for his 30-year focus on the subject of pulse diagnosis. Morris is also author of Chinese Medicine and Transformation. This is a work on stage development and the use of Chinese medicine for addressing the imprints upon the psyche throughout the various stages of life. Morris has designed and taught 2 year herbal programs, authored A Comparative Materia Medicine and has published numerous articles on the topic of Chinese herbal medicine. He is president of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
Morris spent 7 years studying Chinese pulse diagnosis in the Ding family lineage. He teaches in the Ding family lineage, weaving that work with a literate discipline that is rooted in the classics. With 20 years of experience teaching pulse diagnosis and a master degree in medical education from USC, Morris has developed a system of practice that weaves the knowledge systems of China into a comprehensive view. He has built a contemporary application of six channel and Eight Extraordinary Vessel pulse methods presented in the Pulse Classic. These methods are verified through contemporary discourse and practice in the field of Chinese medicine. Morris serves as the president and CEO of the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (www.aoma.edu).