An Introductions to Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

There are many models of pulse diagnosis practiced within East Asian Medicine. Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD) employs a 3-depth model, as such; it incorporates earlier models from the Nei Jing, Li Shi Zhen, and Zhang Jie Bing.

Brandt Stickley, Visiting Faculty member at Pacific Rim College, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Classical Chinese medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he has been teaching courses in Chinese medical psychology since 2010. Additionally, he teaches a weekend immersion in the concepts of Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies at the Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine yearly, and has done so since 2003 at the direct behest of Dr. Leon Hammer. His mission is to establish Chinese medicine as a dynamic and vital current in mind-body and psychosomatic medicine.

As the following essay demonstrates, this does not imply the psychologizing of Chinese medicine, but the recognition of the direct non-duality inherent in the practice of Chinese medicine, and the relationship between physical manifestations of disease and the emotional, or even spiritual, correlations that often lie at the root of patient’s conditions. In his upcoming course (September 30-October 1, 2018) at Pacific Rim College he will explore how Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and the formulas of the Shang Han Lun and classical models of acupuncture provide the key to diagnosing and treating human suffering on all levels of being.

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