New Pulse Classes

Hi Everyone,
I am happy to announce another series of Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis courses this fall.  Please see below for the full details.  As always, class sizes are limited, so let me know as soon as possible if you are interested.
October’s course will be a Beginner’s course 
December’s course will be an Intermediate course (*students must have taken at least 2 Beginner weekends to qualify for an Intermediate)
The October 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 December course will build on the body of knowledge from the Beginning course, constantly fine-tuning one’s abilities and sensitivities to the pulse qualities, depths, etc. and delve deeper into analysis, interpretation and patient management. (Intermediate courses involve live patients)
The class details:
Dates: October 26-27; and December 7-8
Times: 9am – 5pm
Location: Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, 166 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost: $350 per weekend
CEUs/PDAs: 14 per weekend
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.

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