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Advanced Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis Module 1 (DBN)

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"Mastering Pulse Diagnosis is the single most important diagnostic skill that enables correct diagnoses and successful treatment outcomes" - Dr Latib

Enrol in this practical course to

  • Master the elusive skills of Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis
  • Improve treatment outcomes and achieve greater patient satisfaction
  • Gain the ability to diagnose complex illnesses

Most patients nowadays have complex illnesses with a myriad of conflicting signs and symptoms. Often the practitioner is confused as to the correct root syndrome when multiple signs coexist or symptoms are masked or even falsely produced by medication and other factors.

Certain conditions such as cancer, autoimmune illnesses, gynecological disorders etc require fine diagnostic skills to understand what is occurring and how to approach therapy correctly and achieve succesful outcomes.

This is why a practitioner of complementary medicine & Hijama must be proficient in reading basic and complex pulse images and examining the tongue and then interpreting the information gained in order to make the correct diagnosis and apply the correct therapy.

While practitioners may have some information about tongue diagnosis, there is generally a lack of confidence amongst practitioners in pulse readings and this is to be expected when there is a lack of practical training.

Course overview:

This practical course is the first module in a 3 module series that progresses from basic to advanced concepts in pulse reading and tongue diagnosis. There is both a theoretical and practical component for each module. This practical session event is linked to the first module for which the theoretical component (delivered online through webinars) begins on the 1st of April 2017. Early bird pricing therefore ends on the 31st of March after which the theory component will begin and the practical weekend follows in Johannesburg on the 22nd and 23rd of April and in Durban on the 29th and 30th of April. (If you wish to attend the Johannesburg practical please go to the event page for the Johannesburg practical) and also in Cape Town on the 25th and 26th of April (pending sufficient interest)

Course facilitator:

This course is taught by Dr Latib, a professor of Complementary Medical therapies who has studied a number of disciplines extensively and regularly lectures throughout the world. Dr Latib is also an author of a number of books and articles on Natural Medicine. He currently resides in Australia where he runs a number of practices and continues writing and lecturing.

Dr Latib has been teaching diagnostic skills for over a decade and is a Master in pulse diagnosis. After a long absence in South Africa he is now teaching his exceptional course in Pulse & Tongue diagnosis in South Africa again.

Who is this course for:

This course is designed for practitioners across all disciplines and is not limited to practitioners of one field. Complementary medicine practitioners including Hijama therapists will find the skills gained to be invaluable while Western Medical practitioners who are interested in an alternative diagnostic method to add to their clinical ability will also appreciate the depth and power of the clinical skills learnt in this course.

This course module including 3 webinars and practical has been approved by the AHPCSA for 20 CPD Points - (PBACMU 4: 2017)

Course content:

(This first module in Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis will cover:)

Webinar 1 (7th April):

History of Pulse Diagnosis

Understanding pulse system similarities and differences

Pulse positions and correspondences

Basic tongue mapping

Webinar 2 (9th April):

Feeling meridian pulses

The 5 basic constitutional pulses

Constitutional tongue maps

Webinar 3 (9th April):

The 28 basic pulse images

Interpreting pulse images

Interpreting tongue maps

Practical weekend: (Johannesburg 22nd & 23rd, Durban 29th & 30th, Cape Town 25th & 26th - April)

The first practical weekend will focus on ensuring all participants are feeling and describing the constitutional and 28 pulse images correctly.

Dr Latib will himself ensure that participants are feeling and identifying the correct pulse and work with each participant in placing their fingers correctly, finding the pulse, feeling the extent, depth, strength and other qualities of each pulse in order to make the correct assessment.

This process takes time and therefore the practical session will be exclusively devoted to this practice.

Thereafter practical diagnosis sessions will take place where participants will perform complete diagnoses using tongue maps, pulse images and a few signs/symptoms in order to determine the constitution and basic root syndrome.

An introduction to advanced pulse diagnosis concepts will also be explored.

By the end of this session each participant will be able to correctly feel and identify the primary pulse images, understand their mechanism and interpret pulse and tongue findings to aid or form a working diagnosis.

(Further practical sessions which will be held throughout the year will go in depth into the 28 pulses and thereafter advanced pulses found in gynecology, pediatrics and other specialties. Other advanced pulse skills will also be taught).

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