Rate on Exertion Assessment Demo

Here is a video demonstrating how to perform the Rate on Exertion pulse assessment. As a reminder:

•The Heart and Circulatory system should respond to the energetic demands of movement within certain parameters.

•An increase of 8-12 beats/min is considered normal.

•Changes outside this range are considered pathological.

•To assess, instruct the patient to stand and swing the arm vigorously in a circle approximately ten times. 

•Using the other arm, immediately check the rate for ten seconds, and multiply the number by six.

•Compare to rate taken at the end of the pulse examination.

•Rate increases by 8-12 beats/min – Normal

•Rate increases by > 12 beats/min – Heart blood deficiency

•Between 13-18 bpm:  Mild

•Between 19-28 bpm:  Moderate

•Between 29-35:  Severe

•Between 35-45:  Very Severe

•Above 45:  Extremely Severe

•Rate stays the same or rises by < 8 beats/min – Heart Qi deficiency

•Rate decreases – severe Heart Yang deficiency

Heart Shock/Trauma, Pulse Diagnosis and Daoist Medicine

I’m pleased to share below a video of our latest Zoom discussions on Heart Shock/Trauma. In it, I discuss my approach to understanding trauma, how to diagnose and strategize its treatments. I also share the importance of creating resonance with patients, negotiating diagnoses and tapping into the patient’s lived experiences. You will find discussions on Daoist medicine, talismans, the Vagus nerve from a Chinese medicine perspective, and much more. I hope you enjoy it.

Additionally, I am also happy to announce that I am offering telemedicine/telehealth treatments plans for Heart Shock/Trauma, Autoimmune and Chronic lllnesses.

The impacts of trauma are more far-reaching than most realize. It is a common latent trigger to on-going anxiety, depression, feelings of overwhelm, fatigue, pain, autoimmune, and many other chronic illnesses. Not being local is no longer a barrier to receiving this guidance and treatment from Ross, a leading authority on trauma, chronic illness, and author of the above text. Via Zoom format, Ross will guide patients through a committed process to unwinding one of the most prevalent blocks to healing.

Included within this offering:

  • *1 hr initial consult and diagnostics via Zoom
  • *30 min monthly Zoom re-evaluations
  • *Herbal Formulas and Essential Oil blends
  • *Monthly Daoist Medicine talismans
  • *Meditation instruction and guidance
  • *Access to Ross’ teachings on Trauma (audio and video)
  • *Supplement recommendations
  • *Lifestyle support, including Dietary Therapy

Call (908) 654-4333 for pricing and details

Watch on YouTube or below.https://youtu.be/7gGbOpzsuOQ

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.