Center for Acupuncture Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, pulse diagnosis Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:13:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On Becoming a Daoist Priest /on-becoming-a-daoist-priest/ /on-becoming-a-daoist-priest/#comments Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:23:21 +0000 /?p=2313 A heartfelt thank you to Josh Paynter and Jack Schaefer for trailblazing a path and organizing one of the most profound experiences that I have ever been a part of. The past few years of preparation and mentoring for this Daoist priest ordination trip have been amazing and marks not a culmination, but rather a more formal beginning of our Daoist community and family.

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]]> /on-becoming-a-daoist-priest/feed/ 0 Ross Rosen’s Book Launch Party /ross-rosens-book-launch-party/ /ross-rosens-book-launch-party/#comments Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:56:39 +0000 /?p=2194 Dear Patients and Friends,
You are invited to join us for a Book Release Party for Ross Rosen’s long-awaited book, Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine (Foreword by Dr. Leon Hammer).

Date and Time: June 29th, 7:00pm
Location: Kamwo Herbs (211 Grand St, New York, NY).

Ross Rosen will give a reading from the book, followed by a short discussion, book signings, food, drink, and fun.

A copy of his book can also be found here: Heart Shock Book Order

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Organ without form: Triple Burner? /organ-without-form-triple-burner/ /organ-without-form-triple-burner/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:13:35 +0000 /?p=2163

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Acupuncture repairs knee arthritis cartilage damage /acupuncture-repairs-knee-arthritis-cartilage-damage/ /acupuncture-repairs-knee-arthritis-cartilage-damage/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:50:50 +0000 /?p=2161

MRI confirms that acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair in knee osteoarthritis patients.

Source: Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage

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Acupuncture is Doctor Approved /acupuncture-is-doctor-approved/ /acupuncture-is-doctor-approved/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:48:31 +0000 /?p=2158

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2018 Year of the Dog Happenings /2018-year-of-the-dog-happenings/ /2018-year-of-the-dog-happenings/#comments Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:01:49 +0000 /?p=2146 With the recent ushering in of 2018 and the soon to arrive Year of the Dog, I am looking forward to all the good things on the horizon.

This spring will mark the beginning of a new venture and a home for my teachings of the Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese medicine lineages on the 41 acre Indian Lake Adirondack property once belonging to my mentor, Dr. Leon Hammer. Currently in the process of purchasing this land, I will be renovating the house and 2,500 sq ft barn, making it suitable as a teaching and retreat center. The land will host teachings for these profound lineages, as well as Daoist teachings and meditation retreats, and will be available to others interested in teaching in this magical and transformative setting.

In addition, my book, Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine, published by Singing Dragon, will be available on June 21, the first day of summer in the solar calendar, associated with the Heart.  This will also mark the beginning of me teaching this material in more detail in Indian Lake.  Here is a link to the pre-order with a 40% discount:

I will also be offering a certification program for the treatment of trauma which will consist of 6 separate weekends of instruction and will provide 84 NCCAOM PDA/CEUs.

In addition, I will continue to teach all levels of Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis and Classical pulse diagnosis, including my synthesis of the two.

Towards the end of the year, a trip to China and Daoist temples in Qing Cheng and other locales with my good friend, Josh Paynter is highly anticipated.

I look forward to sharing all these experiences, places and teachings with all interested.

For those of you interested in the trauma certification and/or pulse courses and/or teaching your own workshops/retreats on this property, please feel free to contact me.

Happy New Year.


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HEART SHOCK: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine /heart_shock_book/ /heart_shock_book/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:27:54 +0000 /?p=2134 IMG_1450

Ross’ book “Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine” published by Singing Dragon publications will be available in June 2018. “Heart Shock” will present in detail the myriad components of trauma, establish primary, secondary and tertiary treatment strategies and merge the Shen-Hammer and Classical understanding of this important topic. Diagnosis via a comprehensive presentation of each of the channel systems (sinew, luo, primary, divergent, eight extras) will be provided, as will additional concepts such as gu and gui, Dr. Shen’s nervous system, pulse instruction for all the channel systems, etc. all with extensive treatment options with acupuncture, herbal medicine and essential oil therapies.

Heart Shock Book Order Here

Heart Shock Testimonials:

For some time Ross Rosen has been one of our most important, successful, and innovative pulse instructors. He also has established one of the most successful practices of Chinese medicine of which I am aware so that all that follows in this volume is grounded not only in a profound study of the classics and current scholarship but also in hands-on practice and a background in the martial arts and traditional Chinese esoteric ritual This volume will establish Ross Rosen as a significant Chinese scholar-practitioner of our time and beyond. Heart Shock is one of the most thorough dissertations I have read on any subject in my long career in science. I feel qualified to speak to this subject in particular having been exposed for years to the clinical and conceptual observations on Heart Shock by Dr. John H.F. Shen with whom I apprenticed for many years and recorded them and my own in several published articles. Ross Rosen has placed this chosen subject, Heart Shock, within that context in his first part of this volume. He has then further and brilliantly expounded Heart Shock, synthesizing it precisely within the context of the human organism’s sophisticated defensive system from the Qi to the Blood and Yuan levels as conceived progressively from the Nei Jing to the present as taught by Jeffrey Yuen.

— Dr Leon Hammer, Author of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis: A Contemporary Approach, Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies, Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, The Patient-Practitioner Relationship, and Concepts

Heart Shock is a comprehensive exploration of the intricacies pertaining to “trauma” and its impact on our hearts.  Ross Rosen has taken on the arduous task of providing a definitive and rich exposition for the clinician and individuals interested in unraveling more about themselves through the lens of the Shen-Hammer lineage and Classical Chinese Medicine, in addition to his own insights and revelations.  The text is filled with time-tested strategies and resourceful modalities to one of life’s most perplexing questions — how to treat our “hearts.”
–Jeffrey C. Yuen, Director of Classical Studies, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts

The heart/kidney axis is a physiological metaphor for integrity in the core of the self as the confluence of heaven and earth. The inner tradition of medicine recognizes the primacy of this relationship as contextualizing all treatment. In Heart Shock, Ross Rosen has produced a beautiful synthesis of the Shen/Hammer tradition and Jeffrey Yuen lineage as they address this perspective. This will be an indispensible reference text for students in both traditions. For others it will be a beacon toward a much greater depth of practice. Ross’ accomplishment provides inspiration for those of us who strive to be Scholar/Physicians. Heart Shock offers further evidence that the evolution of medicine is in good hands.
–Lonny Jarrett, M.Ac., Author of “Nourishing Destiny” and “The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine.”

Two important currents of Chinese medicine are living in the west at this point in history. They are the schools of Shen-Hammer and Jeffrey Yuen. I say this because of the widespread influence that both traditions of thought enjoy, but also because they are the primary tools that inform the work of Ross Rosen. Heart Shock attends to the medicine in ways that are both illuminating and practical. It holds power to reclaim the heart for the medicine and the patients who find themselves in the care of practitioners who use this work. Articulate and well-written, it contains treatments and strategies that are exemplars of these two living traditions of Chinese medicine.
–William Morris, PhD, Co-author of Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide

Based on the fundamental concept of resonance (gan ying), many Asian medical traditions can be seen to be organized around the idea that the Heart is the “Emperor” of each individual’s life. Heart Shock explains how this perspective can enlighten our understanding of almost all health challenges, perhaps even more so in contemporary times than in some less stressful eras when social roles were less fluid. Even within Chinese medicine there are differences between lineages of various teachers. Ross Rosen has done an admirable job of synthesizing the Shen/Hammer and Jeffrey Yuen styles ofdiagnosis and treatment. Heart Shock is both an introduction to, and a fully fleshed out primer on these approaches. Having been a synthesizer of disparate Asian medical systems myself, I must congratulate Ross Rosen on his unique accomplishment, bringing to light information that has never before been integrated into a coherent resource for students and practitioners alike.
–Peter Eckman M.D., Ph.D., M.Ac.(UK), Author of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor, The Compleat Acupuncturist, and Grasping the Donkey’s Tail

This is a very valuable book. ‘Heart Shock or Trauma’ was first coined by Dr. John HF. Shen who belongs to our Menghe-Ding Lineage. Dr. Leon Hammer (whom I have been fortunate to know and read his publications) was Dr. Shen’s apprentice, and with the advantage of being both a psychiatrist and a Chinese doctor has raised the scope of knowledge to new heights.  Ross Rosen’s manuscript builds on this information.  After reading it I can’t help admiring Ross Rosen — without his diligence and wisdom this book could not have been completed.  The book shows a full range of levels beyond the ordinary. It offers the reader both an ability to understand the concepts surrounding ‘Heart Shock’ and also provides detailed explanations of the many healing strategies and treatments.  It is worth reading for practitioners or students of Oriental Medicine.  I will be recommending this book to TCM doctors in China.
—Dr. Ding Yie, Chief Physician & Professor, Long Hua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of TCM

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Ross and Ann Interview on MS & Me Radio /ross-and-ann-interview-on-ms-me-radio/ /ross-and-ann-interview-on-ms-me-radio/#comments Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:55:59 +0000 /?p=2124

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Ross’s interview on HomeTowne television on Lyme’s disease /rosss-interview-on-hometowne-television-on-lymes-disease/ /rosss-interview-on-hometowne-television-on-lymes-disease/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:56:20 +0000 /?p=2117

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Guest on the David & David Old Guy Show /guest-on-the-david-david-old-guy-show/ /guest-on-the-david-david-old-guy-show/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:45:01 +0000 /?p=2113 Had a great time being interviewed on the David & David Old Guy Show.  Take a listen:

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