2018 Year of the Dog Happenings

Indian Lake houseWith the recent ushering in of 2018 and the soon to arrive Year of the Dog, I am looking forward to all the good things on the horizon.

This spring will mark the beginning of a new venture and a home for my teachings of the Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese medicine lineages on the 41 acre Indian Lake Adirondack property once belonging to my mentor, Dr. Leon Hammer. Currently in the process of purchasing this land, I will be renovating the house and 2,500 sq ft barn, making it suitable as a teaching and retreat center. The land will host teachings for these profound lineages, as well as Daoist teachings and meditation retreats, and will be available to others interested in teaching in this magical and transformative setting.

In addition, my book, Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine, published by Singing Dragon, will be available on June 21, the first day of summer in the solar calendar, associated with the Heart.  This will also mark the beginning of me teaching this material in more detail in Indian Lake.  Here is a link to the pre-order with a 40% discount:  http://a.co/8vU5zOA    

I will also be offering a certification program for the treatment of trauma which will consist of 6 separate weekends of instruction and will provide 84 NCCAOM PDA/CEUs.

In addition, I will continue to teach all levels of Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis and Classical pulse diagnosis, including my synthesis of the two.

Towards the end of the year, a trip to China and Daoist temples in Qing Cheng and other locales with my good friend, Josh Paynter is highly anticipated.

I look forward to sharing all these experiences, places and teachings with all interested.

For those of you interested in the trauma certification and/or pulse courses and/or teaching your own workshops/retreats on this property, please feel free to contact me.

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BUCM Conference May 24, 2017

A wonderful experience lecturing and demonstrating Shen-Hammer pulse at BUCMs Characteristic Therapy Workshop for Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It was an honor to stand in for Dr. Hammer and be included and welcomed as a representative of the Menghe lineage.  A special treat to spend the day with Dr. Ding Yie, great grandson of Ding Ganren, and nephew to Ding Jiwan, Dr. John Shen’s teacher.  

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Heart Shock: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine

Very happy to announce my upcoming book, “Heart Shock: An Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine” to be published by Singing Dragon publications. “Heart Shock” will present in detail the myriad components of trauma, establish primary, secondary and tertiary treatment strategies and merge the Shen-Hammer and Classical understanding of this important topic. Diagnosis via a comprehensive presentation of each of the channel systems (sinew, luo, primary, divergent, eight extras) will be provided, as will additional concepts such as gu and gui, Dr. Shen’s nervous system, pulse instruction for all the channel systems, etc. all with extensive treatment options with acupuncture, herbal medicine and essential oil therapies. Thanks to Claire Lindsey Wilson and Singing Dragon for their enthusiasm with this project. Stay tuned, anticipated publication end of this year, early next….

BUCM Characteristic Therapy of TCM Conference

Excited and honored to have been invited to speak and present on the Shen-Hammer pulse system at BUCM’s (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine) Characteristic Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine conference and to represent the Menghe-Ding lineage with Dr. Ding Yie (great grandson of Ding Ganren and Professor & Chief Physician of Chinese Medicine at Long-Hua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of TCM)

Ross’ Podcast Interview with Heavenly Qi

I am happy to share this podcast interview I did with Heavenly Qi; lots of information on pulse diagnosis, trauma, toxicity, Heart health and much more within the Shen-Hammer lineage. Take a listen and let me know what you think….

Ross’ Podcast Interview with Heavenly Qi

Why The Only Thing Influenza May Kill Is Germ Theory

An interesting article that reveals a sub-segment of western science and research catching up to some conclusions Chinese medicine has made thousands of years ago:

  1.  The terrain/landscape/constitution is of paramount importance and determines the nature of the expression; it is not ‘us vs. them’
  2.  Exposures to environmental and external influences produce a major ecological opportunity and response than can be immensely beneficial

You can read the article here:  http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/why-only-thing-influenza-may-kill-germ-theory

Zika: A Year in Review

by Ann Tomoko Rosen

A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Zika

Zika will most certainly be remembered as the pandemic of 2016, but like many pandemics of recent memory (think Swine Flu, Avian Flu, Ebola), it failed to live up to the inflated numbers and devastating statistics that the CDC ceaselessly projected through mainstream and social media. As a narrative, the Zika Crisis of 2016 rivaled Hollywood blockbusters with its global threats and dramatic turns, but as our villain, the Zika threat remained elusive. As the year came to a close it seemed that perhaps a better detective and less of a S.W.A.T. team might help us navigate the medical mysteries that plague us in the 21st Century.

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