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.

General Public

$225Online Seminar ONLY
  • Online Seminar and Live Workshop: $725

Inner Circle Members

$125Online Seminar ONLY
  • Online Seminar and Live Workshop: $625

Refund Policy:

Refunds of 75% will be granted up to the first day of class. No refunds will be granted after that.

Claus Sørensen

Claus Sørensen originally trained as a reflexologist in 1997 and then moved on to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, UK, headed by John and Angela Hicks and Peter Mole, from which he graduated in 2002. Two years later he got the opportunity to attend a degree topup course earning him a university degree; the first Dane to achieve a degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. His dissertation looked into overgrowth of candida yeast infection and how it could be diagnosed with Tongue Diagnosis and Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.

Since 2004 he has used what in Europe is known as the Shen-Hammer Pulse System as his main diagnostic tool. He has taken several intensive seminars with his pulsecolleagues Sybill Huessen and Scott Tower in Europe. In 2011 he attended an advanced intensive seminar with Dr. Leon Hammer, and in 2012 he was the first scandinavian to become fully certified as an CCPD instructor. He is now a Senior Instructor.

Claus has integrated the pulsesystem into the acupuncture training program at Nordisk Akupunkturuddannelse, Denmark. It’s the only acupuncture program in Denmark that has incorporated this pulse system into the curriculum to this extend.

Claus is also a fully trained chinese herbalist from the Southern College of Chinese Medicine, Lund in Sweden. Claus is also a student of Sharon Weizenbaum and graduated from her Graduate Mentorship Programme in 2021 (Classical Chinese Medicine principals and Classical herbal formulas) and has accepted to function as Teaching Assistant in upcoming GMP’s.

Claus has taught the Shen-Hammer pulse system around Europe (France, Sweden, England, Switzerland and Denmark) for several years.

Besides from teaching Claus runs a busy clinic in the Copenhagen area.

For more information you can contact Claus by phone (Denmark) +45 2965 1324 or by email at You are welcome to visit his website:

or via the facebook site Dragon Rises Denmark.

Ancient Exchanges.

Online Seminar

9 CEUs (pending) NCCAOM Provider # 278
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 15 hours of continuing education.
This course is non-refundable.

In-Person Workshop

18 CEUs (pending) NCCAOM Provider # 278
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 15 hours of continuing education.
This course is non-refundable.