Location About Leon
Individuals seeking small hands-on seminars on
pulse diagnosis may try contacting:
Robbe Fian in NYC at
TashiDelay@aol.com or Susan
Goldstone in North Carolina at
firstname.lastname@example.org for both introductory and intermediate
workshops in Contemporary Pulse diagnosis.
one of the
jewels of classical Chinese medicine, is a profoundly subtle instrument for
the early diagnosis and prevention of disease. Yet far too often, in the
haste of modern education and practice, it has become a neglected art. Dr.
Leon Hammer offers a clear and practical path toward a much deeper
understanding of this traditional diagnostic method, while recasting itís
interpretation in the context of our own times.Ē (from
Dr. Hammer will
discuss and demonstrate through case studies the detailed clinical
diagnostic information available from the pulse system. He started writing
his new book
Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach,
right after he finished
Red Bird Flies,
resulting in over 800 pages and 20 years of work.
This system is based
on the teachings of Dr. John Shen, and has been refined and expanded by Dr.
Hammer in over two decades of pulse study. This important new material will
considerably enhance diagnosis and patient management, and enrich the
clinical experience of acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists and Asian bodywork
Special Monday Workshop -
Main Workshop Also Full!
Pulse Training with Dr. Hammer
MAS has arranged with Dr. Hammer to hold a special, one-day workshop for
hands-on, practical training in his pulse diagnostic technique.
(NOTE: You must attend the 2-day workshop prior to this one-day practical
This workshop is limited to only 20 participants, on a first-come,
first-served basis. To be one of the attendees, MAS must receive your
full-payment registration for all 3-days.
So donít wait to register!
For seminar information contact:
Barbra Esher /
or visit www.maryland-acupuncture.org
Saturday April 27
1. Why am I here?
2. Quote Dr. Shen re: diagnosis
3. My priciple role in Chinese medicine
4. Strength of 5 element school (emphasis on diagnosis)
5. Five Element and Eight Principle Relationship The Pulse and Mind-Spirit
6. History of pulse diagnosis
7. Purpose of teaching this method
8. Potential of Pulse Diagnosis
9. Pathology East & West
10. Orientation to the Fundamental of CCPD (Position, Depths, Waves,
11.Pulse Record (Format for Exam)
12. Introduction to the Case Presentations
Handout of Case Analysis
Sunday April 28
13. Some Basic Axioms
14. Sermon on Diagnosis
15. Demonstration of Pulse Examination
16. Case Histories Illustrating the Use
17. Questions & Answers
Monday April 29
||ABOUT LEON HAMMER:
by March 22
after March 22
Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center
2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
From Baltimore and places north:
Take I-695 to exit 16 (I-70 West toward Frederick)
Follow I-70 to exit 83 (Marriottsville Rd.) At the stop
sign, turn left onto Marriottsville Rd. At the1st traffic
light, turn left onto Rte. 40. Go .7 of a mile and turn left
onto Turf Valley Rd. Entrance is on the left.
From Washington DC and south:
I-95 N to exit 43( Rt 100 West to Ellicott City). Take Rt
100 to Rt 29 N. Take 29N to exit 24B (Rt 40 W ) Go 4
miles and turn right at Turf Valley Road. Turn L onto Turf
Valley Golf Road
From Frederick and places west:
Take I-70 east towards Baltimore. Take exit 82 (Ellicott
City/ 40 east). Go through 1 stop- light. Go .7 of a mile.
Turn left onto Turf Valley Rd. Entrance is on the left.
Leon I. Hammer, M.D., is a graduate of Cornell University, Cornell Medical
College, and the William A. White Institute of Psychoanalysis and
Until 1971, he practiced psychiatry and psychoanalysis, directed a child
guidance clinic and Drug Abuse Councils on the Southeast Shore of Long
Island, taught at Adelphi University, NY University, and was Psychiatric
Consultant and associate professor at Southampton College in Southampton,
After working with Fritz Perls for three years and Alexander Lowen over a
period of eight years, he began a study of Chinese medicine in England
during 1971 - 1974. Since 1974, he has followed a Chinese Master in New York
City and in 1981, spent four months studying this medicine in Beijing,
China. He has practiced Chinese medicine from 1973 through 1989 in East
Hampton, NY, and Saratoga Springs, New York.
Currently, he teaches workshops in various aspects of Chinese medicine in
the United States, Europe, and Australia, and is continuing to write in the
field. He is the author of
Dragon Rises Redbird Flies,
study of the relationship of Chinese Medicine and Western Psychology and
Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach,
published by Eastland Press in November 2001.
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