August 24-25 Shen-Hammer Intermediate Pulse Course with Ross Rosen

Hi Everyone,
Due to the high demand, I am happy to announce another Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Intermediate course this summer.  Please see below for the full details.
The course will build on the body of knowledge from the Beginning courses, constantly fine-tuning one’s abilities and sensitivities to the pulse qualities, depths, etc. and delve deeper into analysis, interpretation and patient management.
The class details:
Dates: August 24-25
Times: 9am – 5pm
Location: Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, 166 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost: $350 
CEUs/PDAs: 14 
Registration: email and/or call (908) 654-4333 and send check made payable to ‘Ross Rosen’ to the above address.
Instructor: Ross Rosen, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Ross Rosen is one of a small group of close long-time students of Dr. Leon Hammer and a senior certified teacher in Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. He works closely with Dr. Hammer on a regular ongoing basis.  He is a board member on Dragon Rises, Inc. and a spokesperson for Dragon Rises Seminars, CCPD and COM®
Ross Rosen…is a valued instructor of and a direct inheritor of my work and teaching. He is extremely observant and creative in his work, adding to our accumulated knowledge more than any other associate. Of great value is his ability to formulate the essence of Chinese medicine in simple terms accessible to the average person. Chinese medicine at its best, as practiced by Ross Rosen, is capable of discerning the disease process at a very early stage before it manifests an illness, therefore preventing disease, and above all capable of delineating and treating the individual who has the disease.
–Dr. Leon Hammer
Ross has published numerous articles on CCPD, which can be accessed at:

Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (hereinafter “CCPD”) is a sophisticated system of diagnostics which relies on the subtleties of the sensations, qualities and structure of the radial artery at both wrists. Heavily steeped in ancient wisdom and classical pulse diagnosis dating back thousands of years, CCPD breaks out of the dogma of pulse systems that in many respects are not relevant to the present day and age. CCPD provides insight into the modern diseases and constitutional imbalances that affect modern man in an industrial world.

CCPD, while having its roots in classical pulse systems, was significantly adapted by Dr. John H.F. Shen over the course of his long and well renowned career having seen hundreds of thousands of patients. After an intensive apprenticeship with Dr. Shen over a period of 28 years, Dr. Leon Hammer took on the arduous task of codifying and continuing the evolution of this pulse system.

The intricacies of CCPD are complex and require significant amounts of hands on training with a certified teacher to fully learn. Essentially, however, information is synthesized from the combinations of various qualities felt at the six principle pulse positions and the twenty two complementary positions, as well as the qualities perceived uniformly over the entire pulse and at each of the requisite depths. Integrating the information from these seemingly disparate parts, one is able to arrive at a complex diagnosis which prioritizes levels of imbalances of not just the symptomatic representations, but more importantly the root causes of disease.

Incorporating concepts and clinical realities that have not been diagnosed by any diagnostic methods in Chinese medicine, CCPD is truly a treasure which can change the lives of patients. By incorporating a precise measure of a healthy balanced pulse, even the subtlest deviations from this norm can be detected, thus establishing its importance not only in treating disease, but also as a preventative medicine.



Thank you so much for this weekend’s class. Almost 4 years out of school and I still struggled to find a context for pulse findings! CCPD changed my sense of loss to that of crucial discovery. I feel I’ve found a system that has given me solid footing, a way to asses the fundamental yet very complex diagnostic tool of pulse taking. What a relief. This system ought to be taught in every OM school – it is a gift deserving time and attention from current and future generations of Acupuncturists. Please thank Dr. Hammer for his life’s dedication, it will not be lost.

Am looking forward to the next class. Keep me posted.


I just finished the introductory level class with Ross Rosen on Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD). Ross managed to relay a considerable amount of information in a relatively short time and with great care. Their patience and attention to detail was exemplary and showed incredible depth in understanding and synthesis and I was able to implement what I learned in my own practice the very next day. I would recommend this class with out reservation and much enthusiasm and look forward to future classes.


Centerport, N.Y.

Taking the Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis weekend workshop with Ross added an entirely new depth and richness to our understanding of pulse and our pulse reading skills. CCPD is the most comprehensive, accurate, lucid and scientific method of pulse reading that we have ever come across. Never before have we had so much guidance, clarity and direction in defining pulse qualities and their significance. The subtlety, nuance and predictive accuracy of CCPD is mind-blowing. There is so much to learn in this system and yet with one weekend we were able to develop significantly enough to truly benefit our patients right away. We can’t wait to take another class!

Kevin Meddleton and Samantha Berg, Owners, Alaska Center for Acupuncture Palmer, Alaska.

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