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The Shen-Hammer system of pulse diagnosis draws on the classical traditions of Chinese medicine. However, it also benefits from centuries of development within the oral traditions of Chinese medicine, and as a result this pulse system has evolved considerably.
Students of many different schools of acupuncture theory and practice have found this method of pulse diagnosis to be compatible with, and useful in, their own practices.
This system is organized so that the most easily accessible information can be applied by the beginner, even before he or she has the experience to read the deeper subtleties of the pulse.
The Leather-Hard quality is a sign of extreme yin, blood, and especially essence deficiencies. Once a rare quality, it is now quite commonly found on the pulse in practice.
The Leather-Hard quality was initially observed primarily in people who had received radiation therapy for cancer. Now it is found with alarming and ever increasing frequency amongst the general population. This is perhaps due to escalating levels of radiation in our environment. Over the past fifty years the prevalence of electronic devices such as portable telephones, cell phones, computers (found even in cars and other machines), microwave ovens, wireless internet, and mp3 players, etc, has increased dramatically. Our homes, offices, schools, and even streets are filled with wires carrying electricity. Given that everything electrical radiates an electromagnetic field, we are gradually increasing our exposure to these forms of radiation.
To help students of Dr Hammer’s work stay in touch we have developed an online community forum. Here students can discuss the experiences they have in their practices and certified teachers can provide the latest information on the Shen-Hammer system of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis.
Article by Dr Leon Hammer and Ross Rosen
This is a site all about chinese pulse diagnosis, particularly the shen hammer system of contemporary chinese pulse diagnosis and the work of Dr Leon Hammer and Dr John Shen. You will find information on the history of the shen-hammer system of contemporary chinese pulse diagnosis, studying it with certified instructors, seminars, workshops and classes, and links to information about some of Dr Hammer’s other work, such as contemporary oriental medicine, asking diagnosis, and his college: Dragon Rises College of Contemporary Oriental Medicine.
In these videos Dr. Hammer explains about structural blocks to treatment, and demonstrates two versions of his method for treating ‘Long Leg’, as well as revealing how he treats vertebral misalignment by correcting spinal subluxations and fixations using acupuncture.
An absolute clinical gem, graciously offered to the Chinese medicine community by Dr. Hammer.