The ABC of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

The ABC of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
The ABC of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
10-12 Nov 2017; 23-25 Feb 2018; 8-10 June 2018; 21-23 Sep 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Course Outline

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The Pulse findings at the radials artery offer a CM-Practitioner the possibility of either, an overview or a deep insight into state of health, the resources, the potential construction sights and last but least the 3-D-Reality of a patient.

Pulse palpation is like an infrared camera of diagnosis, offering the therapist a tool with which to zoom in or out as needed.

With simple palpation techniques one can discover important details to achieve a differential diagnosis and apply these findings to a well rounded treatment strategy. Gradually and playfully, the tool chest of the practitioner can be amplified.


A Pulse System for Contemporary Times

Shen-Hammer-Pulse Diagnosis finds its origin in the Pulse Classics of Li Shi Zhen and Wang Shu He. Dr. John Shen and later Dr. Leon I. Hammer continued to develop this system of pulse diagnosis in such a way that it meets the needs of patients living in modern societies – very much taking into consideration the psycho-emotional realm. 

This evolution of the pulse system is a ongoing process that ensures the development of a diagnostic tool that keeps renewing itself and continues to reveal fascinating new discoveries! 


“Is everybody able to learn this?”

Yes, you can! Learning about pulse diagnosis is like learning a new language. Most importantly, one needs to learn the vocabulary and it is useful to know a little bit of grammer here and there. Gradually increasing the vocabulary enhances the ability to speak the language bit by bit. Modern language training focusses on learning a language by conversing as soon as possible. Accordingly, pulse diagnosis ist best learned through feeling and as a result, there are many hours of hands-on work during this seminar as it is the most effective way to integrate the newly developed skills into clinical practice. 

 

Seminar Content

Intensive  Modern Training


Over the course of many years of study and teaching, the seminar material has been developed and shaped to meet the needs of a modern learning setting. The limited number of participants (16) ensures an optimal individual learning environment. The participants work in rotating and changing pairs with one palpating the pulse of the other with repeated feedback from one of the instructors or assistants. On Day 2 and/or 3 of each seminar level, there will be volunteer patients to work with – again with constant feedback from the instructors. This method has proven to be highly effective in truly developing and enhancing ones palpation skills.


Level A (3 Days)

Focus: 

- Introduction to the Shen-Hammer Pulse System

- Palpating the Entire Pulse and the Three Depths

- Hands-on partner exercises with continuous Feedback

- Identification of the most common Shen-Hammer pulse qualities 

- On day 2 or 3, the seminar participants have a chance to invite patients or act as volunteers themselves. The instructors palpate the pulse of the patients/volunteers and write down their findings. The findings are being made available to the participants who have a chance to feel the pulse right afterwards while receiving constant hands-on feedback. This enables the seminar participant to sharpen and deepen their palpation skills under constant supervision while working with patients right away. 

- Interpretation of the pulse qualities – also in the context of a patient’s history, discussion of their clinical relevance, differential diagnosis and clinical application. 


Level B (3 Days)

Focus:

- Selected theoretical and practical aspects from Part 1 will be revisited and developed further through hands-on exercises as well as lectures. 

- Introduction to the 6 Principal Positions

- Partner exercises as well as hands-on work with direct patient contact as in level A – this time taking into considerations the additional information provided by palpating the main positions.

- The pulse record of the patients will be interpreted alltogether, taking into consideration the etiology, the history, the complaints and the request of the patients. Individual attention will be given to formulating a treatment strategy for the patient.


Level C (3 Days)

Focus:

- Selected theoretical and practical aspects from Part 1+2 will be revisited and developed further through hands-on exercises as well as lectures. 

- Introduction to some of the 22 Complementary Positions.

- Partner exercises as well as hands-on work with patients as in level A + B

- In terms of the interpretation: According to the presentation of the pulse picture, different ways of evaluating the pulse will be explored taking into consideration which perspective might be most useful in any particular case. In this context, we will introduce the System’s Model according to Dr. Shen and also look through the lense of the Liu Jing (Six Divisions). Other perspectives include the Zang Fu, Substances, San Jiao as well as more  salutogenic approach: “resources & construction sights”. 


Level D (3 Days)

Focus:

- Selected theoretical and practical aspects from the previous levels will be revisited and developed further through hands-on exercises as well as lectures. 

- Introduction of additional Complementary Positions.

- Partner exercises as well as hands-on work with patients as in level A, B+C – Learning how to interpret a pulse picture independantly by starting to work up a case interpretation in small groups in preparation for plenary discussion.

- Interpretation increasingly centered around clinical application.

 

Course Objectives: 

- Learning new palpation skills 

- Developing the ability to clearly differentiate pulse qualities

- Gaining the self-confidence to interpret a pulse picture 

- Immediate integration into clinical practice 

- The seminar participant will receive a Dragon Rises Seminars Certificate


Number of participants

The number of participants is limited to 16.


After having successfully completed the course, the seminar participants will receive a Dragon Rises Seminars Certificate.


Course Material

The seminar participants receive a digital course reader in English that includes an in-depth introduction to the Shen-Hammer pulse system, a complete description of all the relevant pulse qualities and pulse positions.

Additional recommended (but by no means mandatory) literature is the „Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis"  - published in 2012 by  Leon Hammer and Karen Bilton, as well as ”Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies” by Leon Hammer.


Location
Kontakt der Kontinenten
Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soesterberg

Tel: +31 346 351755
Language
Dutch/English/German
Price
€ 1975

[Early Bird until 1 August 2017] incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch

NOTE: After 1 August 2017 the price of the course will be € 2100 (incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch)
Price payment in instalments
€ 1985

[Early Bird until 1 August 2017] incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch


Payment due date 1: 27 October 2017; amount due 1: € 405 [EB]

Payment due date 2: 14 January 2018; amount due 2: € 395 [EB]

Payment due date 3: 3 April 2018; amount due 3: € 395 [EB]

Payment due date 4: 21 June 2018; amount due 4: € 395 [EB]

Payment due date 5: 9 September 2018; amount due 4: € 395 [EB]


NOTE: After 1 August 2017 the price of the course will be € 2110 (incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch)


Payment due date 1: 27 October 2017; amount due 1: € 430

Payment due date 2: 14 January 2018; amount due 2: € 420

Payment due date 3: 3 April 2018; amount due 3: € 420

Payment due date 4: 21 June 2018; amount due 4: € 420

Payment due date 5: 9 September 2018; amount due 4: € 420
Required knowledge

Certified practitioners of East Asian Healing Arts/Chinese Medicine or students in their last year of training to become a practitioner.

Target group

Acupuncturists, herbalists, tuina therapists, shiatsu therapists, last year TCM, students acupuncture, students herbalism, students tuina, students shiatsu.Acupuncturists, herbalists, tuina therapists, shiatsu therapists, last year TCM, students acupuncture, students herbalism, students tuina, students shiatsu.

Accredited by

Accreditation is obtained by NVA, NWP, ZHONG

Accreditation will be applied at Eufom and BAF if a student is a member of one of these organizations.

A member of the VNT can apply for a personal accreditation in the member section online.

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