New Pulse Classes, Webinars and Mentorship Series with Ross Rosen

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Hi Everyone,

Due to the positive response, beginning this fall, I will re-offer and expand Part I of my teaching series synthesizing the Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine approaches based on my long-term studies and teachings with Dr. Leon Hammer and Jeffrey C. Yuen.
For more course description and to register online please see:
Part I of this series will consist of:

–Eleven recorded webinars (see topics below) over the course of the year with detailed PDF handouts.
–Five separate weekends of hands-on pulse instruction, 3 in the Shen-Hammer lineage, and 2 Classical Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.  (See below for more detailed descriptions of the pulse weekends.)
–Discussion forum for on-going questions, answers, support and mentoring.
Part II, to be announced at a future time, will build on this knowledge and delve deeper into the classical understandings of the channel systems, herbal medicine and the creation of tailor-made treatment strategies and treatments.  It will consist of:

–Webinar series expanding on Classical theories, including the 8x vessels, wai ke and specialty treatment strategies, Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies and Classical Chinese medicine psychology profiles for each of the channel systems and more….
–Additional weekends of pulse instruction, moving to an intermediate level and inclusive of live patients and detailed analyses, including acupuncture, herbal and essential oil treatments
–Discussion forum for on-going questions, answers, support and mentoring

Either the Webinar series or the Pulse weekends can be taken separately or in different combinations.
All classes have been approved by NCCAOM for PDA points.
29 PDA points for the Part I webinar series
14 PDA points for each of the pulse workshops (70 PDA points for all 3)
99 PDA points total for the entire Part 1 of the mentorship series.
Webinar Topics (in random order):
1:  The importance of Rate, Rhythm and Stability on the pulse and their systemic effects (4 PDAs)
2:  The diagnosis and treatment of Heart Shock and Trauma (2.5 PDAs)
3:  Staging the varied degrees of Qi deficiency and their proper interventions (2 PDAs)
4:  Dr. Shen’s System’s Model (2 PDAs)
5:  The diagnosis and treatment of Separation of Yin and Yang and “Qi Wild” (2 PDAs)
6:  Analyzing pulse findings and creating treatment and management plans (2 PDAs)
7:  Divergent meridians diagnoses and treatments (2.5 PDAs)
8:  Sinew meridians diagnoses and treatments (2.5 PDAs)
9:  Luo vessels diagnoses and treatments (3 PDAs)
10:  Understanding Directional Pulse and Channel System Pulses (4 PDA)
11:  Chinese Dietary Therapy (2 PDAs)

Dates for the webinars: Each month students will receive an email with login instructions to the latest webinar in the series.  Detailed PDF notes for each course will be available for download.
Class format: PowerPoint recorded lecture with detailed downloadable notes, demonstrations, case studies, Q&A via website forum.
Dates for the Pulse weekends are as follows:
Shen-Hammer Beginning I Weekend: September 26-27 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Classical Chinese Pulse Weekend I (Channel Systems): November 21-22 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Shen-Hammer Beginning II Weekend:  December 12-13 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Classical Chinese Pulse Weekend II (Personality, Constitution and Virtues of Organs):  February 27-28 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Shen-Hammer Intermediate Weekend:   March 19-20 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Location for the Pulse Weekends:
Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
166 Mountain Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 654-4333
Either the Webinars, the entire series or the Pulse weekends can be taken separately or in different combinations.
Cost for Webinars series:  $1,100 (savings of $390)
Cost for Individual webinars:  based on PDAs (see above).
             4.0 PDAs:  $200
3.0 PDAs:  $150
2.5 PDAs:  $125
2.0 PDAs:  $110
Cost for Pulse weekends:
$400 per weekend,
$750 for any 2 weekends,
$1,100 for any 3 weekends,
$1,500 for all 5
(savings of $500)
Cost for Webinar series plus all 5 Pulse Weekends:  $2,500 (savings of $890)
Cost for returning students wishing to repeat the webinars and have access to recordings: $250
Register via either of the below methods:
1.  Email Ross at and send check made payable to “Ross Rosen” to address below.
Cancellation Policy:
Refunds available for those who notify me in writing no less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the first class.  No refunds after the mentorship classes begin.
About the Pulse Classes:

The Beginner Shen-Hammer pulse class will introduce the major concepts of CCPD, the Principle and 22 Complementary pulse positions and the most commonly encountered pulse qualities, clinical significance and some interpretation and much more. 70% of class will be dedicated to hands-on pulse instruction and training. Those attending will leave the weekend with a body of knowledge and skills readily and immediately transferable into one’s clinical practice.
The Classical Chinese pulse course will focus on instruction on the pulses for all the channel systems (sinews, luo, divergent, primary, 8x) as well as the interrelationships between the organ dynamics and functions/virtues (directional pulse taking).  Additionally, focus will be spent on understanding a patient’s constitution and personality while assessing all aspects of the organ functioning.The Synthesized pulse course will build on the body of knowledge from both weekends, constantly fine-tuning one’s abilities and sensitivities to the pulse qualities, depths, etc. and delve deeper into analysis, interpretation and patient management.  All the channel system pulses and concepts and directional pulses will be interwoven with the anatomical and zang fu based qualities to create the most detailed pulse analyses and diagnoses.

About Ross:  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., the Contemporary Oriental Medicine Foundation, and a spokesperson for Dragon Rises Seminars, CCPD and COM®

Ross has also been studying for many years with Jeffrey C. Yuen in all aspects of Classical Chinese medicine.

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 Rosen has been studying with me since 2006 in all aspects of classical Chinese medicine. His tenacity and rigor in the learning and the grasping of the essences of Chinese medicine are highly commendable. More importantly, Ross demonstrates the same enthusiasm and devotion in teaching the art of this medicine and the heart of its profundity. He offers depth in his insights and conveys endless qi in the unraveling of the mysteries of Chinese medicine and healing.

   –Jeffrey C. Yuen

Ross has published numerous articles on CCPD, which can be accessed at the website below.

More about Shen-Hammer pulse:
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.

Ross Rosen, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
166 Mountain Ave.
Westfield, NJ  07090
(908) 654-4333

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