Much of acupuncture practice in the West remains incomplete or less potent because it has been based upon particular interpretations often by only one individual, in translation. The broad, diverse and ancient practices of Chinese medicine are often misconstrued and overshadowed by the more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in Westernised texts. This book places more powerful tools in the hands of practitioners and expands our knowledge of the full potential of Chinese medical practices. Grandmaster Wan was a well known doctor of Chinese medicine, who in the traditional way of Chinese teaching took on only a handful of students throughout his life, one of whom was Giorgio Repeti. The author's extensive notes, derived from his years of discipleship to Grandmaster Wan, form the basis of this book, and he has in the core of the book resisted any temptation to include his own views or amend those of the teacher. The approach described was characterised by Grandmaster Wan as the 3E approach (easy, economical and efficient), and is deceptively simple. It is, however, an approach that can only fully be comprehended through reflection and experience. The book covers the basic principles of diagnosis, with chapters on pulse and tongue diagnosis. A key chapter on acupuncture provides clear directives for treatment that relies on simple yet powerful underpinning principles, and challenges the much more complex approach to acupuncture commonly taught in the West. Herbal medicines and herbal treatments for cold, warm and hot diseases are also covered. Contents Editor's Preface. About the Author. Introduction. How to Read This Book. 1. Wan's 3E Diagnostic Method. 2. Radial Pulse. 3. 3E Acupressure. 4. 3E Acupuncture: The Essentials. 5. 3E Herbal Medicine: Cold and Hot Syndromes. Conclusion: To the Physician. Appendix. Reviews 'Wan's essentials for acupuncture make up the heart of the book. While Repeti acknowledges that the "Information seems at first basic and easy," it's just such a fundamental approach that sets Dr. Wan's ideas apart from the overly complex instructions that typically characterize the practice of Chinese Medicine. This concise guide is packed with valuable perspectives for practitioners of Chinese Medicine and is an ideal supplement for collections in Oriental Medicine.' - Fore Word Reviews Author information Giorgio Repeti, LAc, has been heavily involved in alternative healthcare for over sixteen years. He has established four holistic health centers in Sydney, Australia. One of these centers, Haberfield Naturopathic Center, won The Glebe newspaper award for "Best Outstanding Health Center" in 2002. More recently he founded the Repeti Wellness Center in New York City. Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD is the founder and director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is a former Executive Director of the College of Physicians and Director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.