Understanding the Pluse - an introduction to TCM pulse diagnosis

with Gill Hack

Understanding the pulse – an introduction to TCM pulse diagnosis

Reading and understanding the pulse has for centuries been an integral part of diagnosis in many forms of Eastern medicine. From the pulse we are able to find the most detailed information about the current physical and mental health of a patient.

This workshop aims to introduce the basic concepts of pulse diagnosis and is suitable for Complementary Health Practitioners with some knowledge of TCM.

It is offered in two parts so that students can absorb the material and practice what is learnt before continuing on to the next level. This is a very practical, experiential workshop where pulses will be checked and explained. The group will be small in number so that personal attention can be given to each student.

Areas covered:-

Part I:-

The six principal positions according to the modern system of TCM
The four basics:- Speed, Regularity, Force and Depth
The normal pulse
Identifying some of the common qualities of the pulse

Part II:-

Revision of part I
Identifying further quality types:- length, width, flow
The floating and deep pulse
Considering some of the Complementary positions

Admission requirements:- Complementary Health Practitioners with a knowledge of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory. Would suit Shiatsu and Tui-Na Practitioners, Acupuncture students or newly qualified Acupuncturists.

Course Leader – Gill Hack
Gill has been in practice as an Acupuncturist/Complementary Health Practitioner since 1989 and is the founder of Acupuncture Tao Dao (formerly Tao Dao Complementary Health Clinic). She studied acupuncture in the UK and China and taught for many years at the former LCTA college in London. She also has 11 years of experience teaching Theatre to young people.

She follows the pulse system passed to her by doctors during her studies in China and also the Shen-Hammer approach (Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis). Both systems generally follow the three depth system based on the perspective of Li Shi Zhen.

Booking details:

At:            The British School of Shiatsu-Do, London
On:           Date to be confirmed
Cost:        £55 (Early Bird Fee £50)

Deposit of £25 necessary to secure your place.
Booking:  london@britishschoolofshiatsu.co.uk or enquiries@taodao.org.uk quoting: ‘Tao Dao Consultancy – Pulse Workshop’.