Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis: Extraordinary Vessels & Six Channels with Thomas Richardson
November 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2019: Perth, Australia
2 Day Foundations Course
+ 1 Day Advanced
In the first two days of this seminar, practitioners will learn and practice pulse diagnosis methods that identify involvements of the eight extraordinary vessels and the six channels, as well as the Compass Method for finding five-element imbalances with the organs.
An eight extraordinary vessel pulse is clinically important because:
• These vessels share all functions of the kidneys, which includes the endocrine system, hematopoietic system, central nervous system, reproductive system, and the urinary tract. This broad-reaching set of influences can be called ‘trans-systemic’.
• They also influence the vascular system, digestive system and respiratory tract, as well as the musculo-skeletal system.
• The most prominent feature that indicates this diagnostic method is an overwhelming event or trauma, even if in the past, and particularly when related to the current presentation.
The six channel pulse diagnosis system works particularly well:
• For problems of the sinew vessels and the musculo-skeletal system.
• To understand the function of related viscera and bowels and even existential problems.
Also covered in this seminar will be an introduction to a cosmological model that demonstrates a deep integration of the extraordinary vessels and extraordinary fu with the primary channels and zangfu, based on correspondences to Daoist cosmology and understandings of the evolution of consciousness.
The third day of the seminar will cover pulse diagnosis blockages of the nighttime wei qi cycle and the ying qi cycle, how to treat such blockages, as well as continuing to review and practice