"By reliable measurement of the four parameters (BP, AP, IQ & TC) coupled with our understating of the physical process that they represent, much can be learned about the physical chemistry of these tissues and fluids surrounding individual acupuncture points. The AMI device has a great future and, through its use in many laboratories around the world, we will learn a great deal about both the acupuncture meridian system and subtle energy functioning of the human body."
William A. Tiller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Stanford University, U.S.A.
"The lifelong work of Dr. Motoyama has been to provide an empirical basis to our intuitional awareness of one of those subtle energies, the Ki, one of the specific “PRANAS” of ancient Hindu lore. In this book, Dr. Motoyama has presented a large volume of empirical knowledge concerning the flow of Ki in human bodies, its measurements and clinical applications. This knowledge is much needed today, especially in Western science, given the Western ambiguity toward Oriental medicine, particularly acupuncture, and the appalling ignorance of so many self-styled Western specialists in acupuncture who pretend to speak and write about it."
Steven F. Brena, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University, U.S.A.
"This book is a modern classic in the scientific study of Ki (vital energy) within he context of the organ/meridian system of the human body. It is the result of several years of intensive study, during which Dr. Motoyama made constant improvements in his famous AMI device for measuring Ki, both physically and physiologically. This book embodies great technical expertise, immense wisdom and boundless compassion. It represents another vital step forward in our efforts to achieve “health for all”. It is essential reading for every serious student of Oriental medicine which – like the work of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama – has so substantially withstood the test of time."
Steven KH Aung, M.D., President
Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society, Canada