Pulse Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine (PSYCH-17PULS10)

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October 4th, 2017 5:30 PM   through   8:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
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Kenmore, WA 98028-4966

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Phone: 425-602-3152
Professionals by 9/20 (after $115.00) $ 85.00
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Campus Kenmore Campus
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Reading the information conveyed in the pulse is a key element of Tibetan Medicine. The pulse is used to diagnose both the individual character of the patient as well as the specific pathology. The characteristics of the pulse are affected by the transport, degradation and building processes of the three bioenergetic substances, or humors. Through this palpation, the doctor can determine the nature of the disease, whether it is painful, whether swelling has occurred and if the swelling is hard, soft, big or small, and can also predict the course of the illness.* Date: Wednesday October 4, 2017 Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Instructor: Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. *Health Care Professionals invited

The Traditional Tibetan Medicine remains rooted as one of the oldest medicine systems of the world. The Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) assumes that the three humors wind, bile and phlegm flow in the channels. They provide the body with blood, vitamins, hormones, minerals etc. The body itself is made by the elements fire, earth, water, wind and space. If one of these elements is not in balance, this affects the body physically as well as on a mental level. At the treatment of diseases, a combination of herbal pills, dietary changes and changes in our behavior is applied. Also acupressure, moxabustion and healing meditations are used in Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Urine and Pulsdiagnosis are important diagnostic tools. The holistic system of TTM addresses the mind as well as the physical and energetic bodies, and it is inseparably linked to Buddhism. 

The pulse diagnosis is a very important and complex method. It is used both to determine the normal state of the individual patient, as well as to diagnose any pathology that may be present in the patient. The pulse diagnosis is based on the fact that the blood circulates through the whole body. While circulating, the blood transports information from all the organs. When we learn how to read this information, we can check the pulse and discover whether there are any diseases or imbalances. Furthermore, one’s own body type and pulse type can be determined. While reading the pulse, both the person’s body constitution and the environmental circumstances must be considered in order to make an accurate diagnosis.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

- Understand the principles of diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine and its categorization of disease.

- Become familiar with the methodology of pulse diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine, and the steps to palpate the blood vessel for maximum information

- Distinguish between the three main types of pulses to determine the individual type of the patient, and learn how this information affects the diagnosis

- Discern basic information about the pathology of the patient relating to the three bioenergetic humors 

- Identify the conditions that can affect a pulse reading and learn what instructions to give patients to reduce interference

Early rate expires 9/20/17

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #133. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Eligible for 3 CEUs for the following professions:

  • ND (except those licensed in CA) 
  • ND licensed in OR - 2.75 CEUs approved
  • Eligibility Pending: LAc - NCCAOM PDAs
  • Eligibility Pending: LAc (licensed in CA)

This course is taught by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. 

Tulku Lobsang is a high Buddhist master and renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine & Astrology. Born in 1976 in northeastern Tibet, he entered the local Buddhist monastic school at age six, and at 13 was recognized as the eighth incarnation of the Nyentse Lama. Already at that time he was impressing people with his healing capacities. Tulku Lobsang received an intense education in the foundational Buddhist practices, Tibetan Medicine, Astrology, philosophy and in the teachings of Tantrayana.
Every year, Tulku Lobsang travels throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas to pass on his knowledge by offering seminars, workshops, retreats and health consultations. He is the founder and director of Nangten Menlang International, a Buddhist Medical organization based in Vienna, Austria and Barcelona, Spain. 

For more information about Tulku Lobsang and his teaching schedule while in North America, please visit: https://tulkulobsang.org/en/tourplan