Pulse Diagnostics: A Daoist Classical Perspective

This class introduces the dynamic pulses as taught by Master Jeffrey Yuen. The dynamic pulses describe the interrelationships in the body and thereby allow practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a more complete picture of the patient. 

This course at a glance

Date: 

23./24. January 2021

Day/Time: 

Sa./Su., 9:00–17:00

Hours: 

14 hours

Teachers: 

Cissy Majebe & Tracy Peck

 

Language: 

English

Cost:

CHF 550.–

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Introduction to this course from Master Jeffrey Yuen
 

Chinese pulse analysis is considered one of the most elusive aspects of Chinese medical diagnosis, which involves not on a tactile sensitivity, but also a visual imagery of the sensations discerned at the radial pulse.  Crucial to this process of learning is the guidance provided by the instructors in their transmission of how to create a pattern of the pulses in their individual locations and their interconnections with the other pulses — based on the depth, width, strength, movement, and rhythm.  While interpretations can fluctuate with different practitioners due to their individual sensitivities and emphasis, the foundation of developing a “design” by which students can orient themselves is vital to the cultivation of this art of diagnosis.  This seminar offers an introduction to the static and moving pulses by senior clinicians Tracy Peck and Cissy Majebé,  who have devoted substantial efforts to make this art accessible to all levels of training.

About this course

Pulse diagnostics is at the root and core of Chinese Medicine. In Classical Chinese Medicine, the examination of the pulse is a primary diagnostic tool with signs and symptoms seen as support of the pulse configurations rather than signs and symptoms being the first line of diagnosis.

According to Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest, the dynamic (moving) pulses are the bridge to a deeper understanding of the pulses. The Mai Jing (Pulse Classic) compiled by Wang Shu He discussed 24 static pulse qualities and also presented theories regarding the dynamic (moving pulses). These dynamic pulses are about the interrelationships between the Zang Fu and the energetic transformations between Wei Qi, Ying Qi and Yuan Qi. It is this interrelated understanding between the static and dynamic pulses that allows the practitioner of Chinese medicine to develop a more complete picture of the patient. Wang Shu He was also the first to introduce the concept of the Eight Extra Vessel pulses and how they are reflected in one’s constitution. Later Li Shi Zhen expanded the pulses to 27 - 28 qualities and simplified the pulses by focusing on the static pulses, thereby losing the practice of taking the moving pulses.

How does one talk about the varying processes by which water travels? We can discuss water flowing from a stream, a lake, a river, and an ocean and its movement having variation, yet, how do we FEEL the movement of fluid and how does this fluid convey life and the process of a healthy flow of qi?

Jeffrey Yuen has taken the information regarding the dynamic pulses and translated it into a way that allows us to understand the movements between pulse positions and how they reflect a deeper understanding of a person’s health. This class will examine Pulse Diagnosis through the shared experience of Tracy Peck and Cissy Majebé, two senior practitioners of Chinese Medicine with extensive experience in teaching this form of pulse diagnosis.

About the teachers

Mary Cissy Majebé left her Ph.D. studies at the University of Virginia in 1980 before deciding to attend the American College of Chinese Medicine, completing her studies in 1985 with a Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine. In 1990, she received her O.M.D. degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe N.M.

Since that time Dr. Majebé has undertaken numerous internships in both China and Korea. She completed her first internship in 1987 at the Chengdu College of TCM in Sichuan province. She continued her studies at several hospitals in China, including Xi Yuan Hospital, Children’s Pediatric Hospital, and the Japanese/Chinese Friendship Hospital, all located in Beijing. Dr. Majebé also completed studies in Pediatrics and Autism at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. Her post-graduate studies have focused on Internal Medicine. Dr. Majebé has a deep fondness for working in the fields of pediatrics and oncology.

Dr. Majebé began studying with Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity Traditions in 1998. Influenced by his teachings, Dr. Majebé and a group of like-minded individuals established Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2003 with Dr. Majebé serving as the schools’ president. Daoist Traditions has been one of the leaders in Chinese Medicine education in the U.S. since.

In 1985, Dr. Majebé founded the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic in Asheville, NC. After being investigated and raided by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in 1990 for practicing medicine without a license, Dr. Majebé successfully sued the Medical Board and State of North Carolina as there were no established laws regulating the practice of Acupuncture. As a result, the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) was formed. Dr. Majebé became the first chair of the board and was instrumental in helping to write the laws governing the practice of acupuncture in North Carolina. Currently Dr. Majebé is once again serving as chair of the NCALB. MAOM/DACM

Mary Cissy Majebé

Tracy Peck studied acupuncture, bodywork, Taijiquan & Qigong at the Bio-Balance Institute from 1981-1986. He then attended and graduated from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland in 1990. Tracy co-founded East Gate Healing Arts in Greensboro in 1990 and has had a fulltime acupuncture & Chinese medicine practice there since. He has had a life-long interest in Daoist philosophy, mysticism and Internal Alchemy, all of which sparked his initial interest in Chinese Medicine. Tracy is a certified teacher and healer in several Wudang Pai Qigong forms and in the Emei Linji tradition as well. He is a 26th generation Daoist Initiate in the Longmen Pai (Dragon Gate School) and a 15th generation Initiate in the SanFeng Pai tradition, from Wudang Mountain, under Master Yun Xiang Tseng. He has taught at the Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts since 2003. He has also been a senior student and Qigong teaching assistant of Master Yong Zhou since 1995 and continues his education in Classical Chinese Medicine with Daoist Priest Jeffrey Yuen. MAOM/DACM

Tracy Peck