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Pulse Taking Workshop

Saturday (To be announced) 2013



Improve Your Diagnostic Skills


We don’t always get enough time in class to do proper justice to Pulse taking. This is your opportunity to participate in a one day intensive workshop on one of the Pillars of Chinese Diagnosis.

This full day workshop will convince you that pulse diagnosis is no longer outdated or impossible to learn and apply. James O’Sullivan will instruct on an easy to learn, unique style of pulse diagnosis that can be incorporated into your practice of acupuncture, Tuina, shiatsu or other TCM therapies.

“I believe that pulse taking, is the only way to guarantee my diagnosis”
– James O’Sullivan

Pulse Diagnosis is one of the Pillars of Chinese Diagnosis that can aid in the diagnosis according to the Zang Fu, the eight Principals, Zang Fu and levels of disease.

What’s covered on the day:

  What is a "normal" pulse
  The 3 TCM Pulses: Ren Ying– Cun Kou– Fu Yang
  How hard do I press?
  Methods of taking the pulse reading
  Factors that influence pulse taking
  Clinical significance of the pulse
  Notes will be included in the fee (47 slides)

This form of diagnosis is a practical and non-invasive way to detect illness and imbalance in your clients.

Upon completing this workshop, you will be able to objectively read pulses and come to diagnostic conclusions about the health of Zang Fu organs, Qi & Blood and the principal of treatment/level of manipulation needed.

Workshop: Pulse Diagnostics
Location: Galway
Times: 10.00 – 17.00
Fee : €90.00
Places limited so please book early

Prerequisite: Trained and/or practicing an Eastern or holistic therapy with an understanding of TCM theory and the meridian system. OR Completion of the 100 hour fundamentals of TCM course. Please mail me, if you are unsure, stating your full qualifications and practice history.

Registration: You must register for a place by completing the application form and submitting the total fee for the day. This is a limited enrolment program so please register early to ensure availability. Minimum enrolment is required to run this course.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations on or before two weeks prior to the start date will result in a €35 cancellation fee. Cancellations after this date will not receive a refund.

Your Lecturer:

jamesJames O'Sullivan has a busy Chinese Medicine practice in Lucan.

James also lectures for 5 VEC colleges around Ireland running the under graduate Tuina diploma course, as well as being a visiting lecturer to Beijing and ZheJiang universities in China.

He developed the first under graduate Diploma in Tuina in Ireland.

Many acupuncturists will know his fresh and hands on approach to TCM.

James trained with Hung Shui Chen in Taiwan, a Tuina master practitioner and a living legend in his lifetime.


Active Health Foundation was established to provide authentic and superior training for the enquiring student, based on Traditional and Natural Medical Principals.

Date of next course Calendar below

Why do we ask for payment in advance?

How to Apply


In the first instance, download the application form
Complete the application form and send it to us with a passport size photo and the full fee.
To Address: Active Health - 4 St. Bridget's Place, Prospect Hill, Galway.
Cheques should be made out to "Active Health"

Affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Need to Talk in Person

I understand that this is a huge step in your life and that you may require more information about this course. There is nothing to replace a face to face. I would be delighted to speak to you over the phone (087) 785 1158 (if I'm in clinic or lecturing, leave a message).
We can arrange a meeting in the Galway Clinic, to answer any question you may have.

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