Tian-Lineage Jingui Yaolue Pulse Diagnosis

Diagnosis in Han-dynasty was primarily done by taking the pulse. Every formula can be identified through one or more pulse patterns presenting in the patient. Though many pulses are mentioned in the Jingui Yaolue, crucial detail is often hidden, and it is as if this knowledge is merely implicitly present, as if it were embedded. Therefore, the Tian lineage’s main strength and contribution to the field of Chinese medicine is to have made this advanced knowledge on pulse diagnosis crystal clear and evident.

This knowledge has never been recorded in any book, but was rather transmitted orally from Dr. Tian Heming through Dr. Zeng Rongxiu to Dr. Arnaud Versluys. This seminar is Dr. Arnaud Versluys’ core instruction in the Tian Lineage® pulse tradition. As a senior lineage holder of the Tian Lineage and the current head of the Tian-Zeng Lineage, Dr. Versluys is the only person authorized and capable of teaching this intricate system of Jingui Yaolue Pulse Diagnosis and has been teaching this material around the world in more systematized and structured format since almost ten years.

The Jingui Yaolue pulse diagnosis weekend will introduce the student to the pulse patterns associated with all the formulas taught in Jingui weekends 1 through 3. This will enable the practitioner to diagnose and prescribe directly from the pulse as usually performed by Canonical masters of yore. While in the Shanghan Lun Pulse Diagnosis of the Tian lineage, the pulses are very linear and structured along the six conformations, the Jingui pulses associated with the Complex Disease zabing, are more thorny and non-linear, reflecting the complicated and convoluted nature of the diseases. A much greater emphasis on the pathological products (phlegm, stasis, pus, etc) is evident in the pulse patterns.

During this seminar you will be taught the primary and secondary pulse patterns for all the Jingui Yaolue formulas mentioned in the first two weekends of the series. As such, this weekend cannot be taken as a stand-alone seminar and must be taken in succession.