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Pulse Diagnosis classes / Chinese Dietary Therapy for Practitioners
« Last post by rossrosen on 09 February 2017 03:19:36 PM »
hosted by Tri-State College in NYC.  Please see below for all pertinent details and registration information. 
  • Dates: March 4, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Cost: $250; $225 for ASNY & CSAOM Members; $200 for TSCA Alumni
  • Credits: 7 CEUs
  • Code: Dietary Therapy 2017
This course is designed to reach practitioners of Chinese medicine at all levels of dietary knowledge and will be a survey of Chinese dietary theory, dietary counseling, Earth School theory, and pulse analysis skills training. We will review some general principles and then explore specific concepts related to the Digestive System, including food signatures and affinities, tongue diagnosis, as well as provide hands-on experience and training in Shen-Hammer and Classical pulse techniques related to diagnosing all facets of the digestive system and its energetics.  Each student will leave with a clearer understanding of how to utilize dietary counseling in their practice.
 Goals and Objectives:
 1. Students will gain a clearer understanding of Chinese dietary theory and the energetics of the digestive system.
 2. Students will learn food signatures and affinities as well as importance of the 5 flavors.
 3. Students will learn specific tongue characteristics related to digestive system imbalances.
 4. Students will acquire practical hands-on skills for pulse analysis that will aid them in making accurate dietary diagnoses and food recommendations.
 Click here to register: $250
 Click here for TSCA Alumni Registration: $200
 Click here for ASNY & CSAOM Registration: $225
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Pulse Diagnosis classes / Classical Pulse Diagnosis in Portland, OR
« Last post by rossrosen on 09 February 2017 03:17:27 PM »
In this course Ross will provide a schematic paradigm for the use of Classical pulse diagnosis, including instruction on:
 *Identifying wei-defensive level energetics and sinew meridians,
 *Luo-ying level pulses and their psychosocial developmental relationships,
 *Yuan level energetics of the divergent channel and 8 extraordinary meridians.
 *An overview of directional/dynamic pulses and identifying personality, constitution and organ system energetics will also be discussed and demonstrated.
 *For those also studying/practicing Shen-Hammer pulse, I will discuss overlapping concepts and discuss models for their synthesis, including such concepts as the nervous system, Heart Shock, Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies, retained pathogens, Dr. Shen’s formulas and more.
 
 Dates:  March 25-26, 2017
 Location:  Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center East, Portland, OR
 Cost:  $425
 NCCAOM:  14 PDAs approved
 Register here:  http://rossrosen.com/events/
 Questions?  Feel free to contact me at rossrosen@gmail.com
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Pulse Diagnosis classes / Shen-Hammer 3 Weekend Pulse Series in Albuquerque, NM
« Last post by rossrosen on 09 February 2017 03:16:26 PM »
Beginning April, Ross will be teaching 3 weekends in Albuquerque, NM on the Shen-Hammer Pulse system. Weekends build on each other to provide consistent instruction and allow for rapid inclusion into one’s clinical practice.
 NCCAOM:  Each weekend is approved for 14 PDA/CEUs
 Dates: April 29-30 (Beginner I), June 3-4 (Beginner II), July 8-9 (Intermediate I)
 Registration is through Golden Flower Chinese Herbs
 http://gfcherbs.com/pc_combined_results.asp?pc_id=229EF2AE226E41288018E6DA45F31072
 
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General Discussion / Re: Do we need a forum?
« Last post by davidsmith150 on 08 December 2016 12:35:33 AM »
Very simple - YES
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Seminar is taught by Claus Sorensen.
Dates:
21.-23. October 2016
18.-20. November 2016
13.-15. January 2017

For more details: http://chiway.ch/shen-hammer-pulse-system.html
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Yin represents substance as opposed to Yang [Qi] which is non-substantive [Energy-E=Mc2].  That ‘substance’ can range from the most fluid to the most solid. With regard to the Damp that balances the Excess Heat, the source is at first the Yin of the involved organ and when that is depleted, on the source of all Yin, the Kidneys.

Yang and Qi are not the same. Qi is that part of Yang that ‘moves’ anything in the organism that is supposed to move.

Leon I. Hammer, M.D.
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"The smooth vibration in the Mitral Valve position is considered Ht Qi deficiency, which ultimately leads to 'low function' of the mitral valve and most likely mitral valve prolapse."
REPLY
Smooth Vibration at the MVP was considered as a mild sign of MV and Heart Qi deficiency.
In later years I have found that often the person has signs of Heart Qi agitation as noted in the Handbook on P. 192.

"The slippery quality in the Mitral Valve position is a sign of a more materialized mitral valve prolapse, but also is an indication of phlegm. We have also been seeing the Rough Vibration quality appearing in the Mitral Valve position."
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On P. 268 you will find that Rough Vibration is a sign of greater valve insufficiency than Smooth Vibration and Slippery even greater with attendant symptoms.

"Is it true that the mitral valve can become prolapsed from an excess or from an deficiency? If so, then an energetic heart qi deficiency could develop from stagnation. Also, phlegm could accumulate from excess or deficiency. If the slippery quality in the Mitral Valve position indicates mitral valve prolapse and phlegm, is the phlegm obstructing the proper opening and closing of the mitral valve? Is this why herbs for reducing heart phlegm help?"
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All of the above qualities at the MVP are signs of Heart Qi deficiency including Phlegm Obstructing the Orifices independent of the cause are associated with Heart Qi and possibly Blood deficiency.

Phlegm [Yin-damp] accumulates in body wherever there is excess heat and there will be excess heat wherever there is deficiency and the organ has to work beyond it’s ‘energy’. This is a derivative excess and the Phlegm is the combination of the Excess Heat and the Damp. The excess needs to be cleared [the branch-Ben] but the root issue [the Bao] is deficiency.  [Excess Heat occurs of course in many excess conditions- acute infections, Hepatitis, Meningitis, PID, Prostatitis, etc.]

Leon I. Hammer, M.D.
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22-24 of January 2016 - part 1
12-14 of February 2016 - part 2
11-13 of March 2016 - part 3

For more informations, please see attachment.
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Chinese medicine (general) / Progression from qi stagnation to yin deficiency
« Last post by Laisha Canner on 06 September 2015 12:59:06 PM »
Dr. Hammer teaches that either from excess or deficiency, when qi stagnates, the body sends its own metabolic heat to move it. If the stagnation does not move, the heat accumulates because it will not stop until the stagnation is moved. Because the heat accumulates and becomes too hot for the area, the body sends fluid to cool the heat. If this continues, the heat congeals the fluid and turns to phlegm. Eventually the yin of the involved organ will become depleted in the process and even more eventually, the yin of the Kidneys will also be used up. My question is, what is the resource for the fluid and which resources and from where need to be used up before the yin is affected? And when we speak of yin, are we talking about the fluid itself, or the more reifned fluid-like substance called yin or the parenchyma of the organ?
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I have a question along these lines. The smooth vibration in the Mitral Valve position is considered Ht Qi deficiency, which ultimately leads to 'low function' of the mitral valve and most likely mitral valve prolapse. The slippery quality in the Mitral Valve position is a sign of a more materialized mitral valve prolapse, but also is an indication of phlegm. We have also been seeing the Rough Vibration quality appearing in the Mitral Valve position. Is it true that the mitral valve can become prolapsed from an excess or from an deficiency? If so, then an energetic heart qi deficiency could develop from stagnation. Also, phlegm could accumulate from excess or deficiency. If the slippery quality in the Mitral Valve position indicates mitral valve prolapse and phlegm, is the phlegm obstructing the proper opening and closing of the mitral valve? Is this why herbs for reducing heart phlegm help?

Since viruses can damage the mitral valve, then the Rough Vibration at the Mitral Valve position would make sense.

There are many resources available by Dr. Hammer that discuss these topics, but the one that inspired this thought process is the article called "Awareness in Chinese Medicine". It is awesome, as usual!!

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