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Individuals seeking small hands-on seminars on pulse diagnosis may try contacting:
Robbe Fian in NYC at or Susan Goldstone in North Carolina at for both introductory and intermediate workshops in Contemporary Pulse diagnosis.

ďPULSE 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 Redwing Reviews)

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 Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach, right after he finished Dragon Rises, 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 therapists.


Special Monday Workshop - NOW FULL

Main Workshop Also Full!

Practical 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 training)

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 / 410.360.3534


or visit



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, Qualities)

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

Hands On:

3 Depths

Pulse Positions

Pluse Qualities





by March 22



after March 22




Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center

2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

888.TEE.TURF (888.833.8873)

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 Psychiatry.

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, New York.

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, a 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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