My own year working with Dr. Shen was filled with equal astonishment as my fellow apprentices (Jack Garvy, Sandy Greenberg, Bob Banever, and Stuart Zoll) and I would watch Dr. Shen work his miracles. Before ever receiving a chart, he would always ask a new patient to sit down beside his desk and present his/her wrist for pulse diagnosis. Once, a 54 year old women came in, Dr. Shen felt her pulse, and declared:
“When you were 12 years old you fell down the stairs, bumped the back of your head, and you’ve been having headaches ever since! Don’t worry. No problem. Better. Better.”
The woman burst into tears and affirmed that was exactly what had happened. How Dr. Shen was able to discern all this is the stuff for another course.