The Importance of Narratives in Diagnosis and Treatment: Storytelling, and the Patient-Practitioner Relationship

Here is my short discussion on the foundational principles in building trust and respect in doctor-patient interactions from the Shen-Hammer model, including pulse and other diagnostics, in framing narratives around patients’ experiences of symptoms and dis-ease, as well as on the topic of zhuyou 祝由 (incantatory medicine). <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” title=”YouTube video player” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

On becoming a Daoist Priest

A heartfelt thank you to Josh Paynter and Jack Schaefer for trailblazing a path and organizing one of the most profound experiences that I have ever been a part of. The past few years of preparation and mentoring for this Daoist priest ordination trip have been amazing and marks not a culmination, but rather a more formal beginning of our Daoist community and family.

For those of you interested in learning more, please follow @partingcloudsdaoism on Instagram.

Ross Rosen’s Book Launch Party

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Dear Patients and Friends,
You are invited to join us for a Book Release Party for Ross Rosen’s long-awaited book, Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine (Foreword by Dr. Leon Hammer).

Date and Time: June 29th, 7:00pm
Location: Kamwo Herbs (211 Grand St, New York, NY).

Ross Rosen will give a reading from the book, followed by a short discussion, book signings, food, drink, and fun.

A copy of his book can also be found here: Heart Shock Book Order