In pulse diagnosis we often focus on details. And details are important.
But I love to start with the big picture – big things are big.
In the Shen-Hammer pulse tradition Dr Shen formulated a Systems Model. To put it short; it’s about Liu Jing. So we can follow the 6 sweeping motions of Liu Jing on the pulse. We start with palpating what we call the entire pulse, so the entire artery (from cun to chi) is palpated with 3 fingers used as one unit. The entire right side reflects Digestive System, the entire left side reflects Organ System. Dr Shen said that the Digestive System produces the left.
So if we superimpose Taijitu (yin-yang symbol) onto the wrist, we have a direct reflection of yin-yang balance in our organism. Right side produces the left.
So right side of the pulse reflects vertical descend in Yangming and our ability to turn incoming imperial fire into position – which is Shaoyang functionality – so it can change direction and become our ministerial fire that works from position.
Left is then produced so we can express back up and out – this is a movement from North to South through the East.
Claus would like to invite you to explore this approach. So how do the Liu Jing and the entire Systems Model relate. How to make clear use of it in a clinical setting.
The Online Seminar will be structured so we first cover some basic theory, which will include discussion of different pulse qualities and how they can be translated, and how we can formulate treatment principles directly from the pulse. This will be covered in 3 segments each 3 hours taught on zoom.
Wednesdays November 1, 8 and 15 from 12 – 3pm EST
All classes will be recorded.
The practical part will be a 3 day hands on workshop. We will palpate the pulse together so we can learn to recognize the most common pulse qualities and learn the different depths on the pulse. This direct feedback is essential for the learning process.
Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10 in Amherst, MA
10am – 5pm
Claus has taught pulse diagnosis for more than a decade around Europe. At the Rothenburg Congress 2022 he gave a lecture on Dr Shen’s Systems Model and Liu Jing. Most of this will also be taught in this seminar.
Refunds of 75% will be granted up to the first day of class. No refunds will be granted after that.