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Classical and modern pulsology

The art of pulse diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis

A simple and effective method

This course is for all those who wish to deepen or rediscover the art of pulse diagnosis according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Presentation of the course (english version comming soon)


Pulse diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

The evaluation of the pulse at the radial artery is a tool well known to students and practitioners of traditional Chinese or Japanese medicine. This ancient technique, requiring only a slight pressure on the wrist, is part of the "palpation" stage of the 4 steps of our patient's examination (with questioning, observation and examination).

There are many systems for the assessment of the pulse, the best known being that of Lǐ Shízhēn, a practitioner of the 16th century AD, who described 27 types of observable pulses.  
The great classics such as the Yellow Emperor Classic, which are much older (2000 to 3000 years old), mention a type of pulse palpation that may seem less accessible, directly related to the principles of the 5 elementary movements or the 4 seasons, or the relationship between Heaven-Man-Earth.

Nowadays it is common and understandable to feel lost in the intricacies of these descriptions with their rich language full of metaphors and images of nature.  Many people end up only taking the pulse in a succinct way, without realising that the Chinese pulse is full of information, literally accessible at the tip of their fingers.

This course aims to bridge the gap between the old descriptions and the most recent ones, so as to be equipped and prepared to meet a large number of different pulses in the office, and to approach them in a serene and methodical way. The instructor has thus brought together a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience to present a simple method that you just have to follow step by step.

The system presented here requires to match the reading of the pulse with the signs and symptoms of the patient, obtained during the interrogation, or with the observation of the tongue for example. It is part of the person's bigger picture, and helps to clarify the diagnosis and the treatment strategy. The practitioner is then free to choose his or her own treatment method (acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu, tuina, Qi Gong, herbal medicine, etc.).


Deux formules

147 €

En ligne

6 heures de formation FONDATIONS

Théorie (méthode et langage)

Exercices de compréhension

Quizz, cas cliniques

Dans le confort de votre chez vous

A votre rythme

Supports de cours pdfs

4 mois d'accès

300 €

En présentiel

2 jours

FONDATIONS + pratique

Théorie (méthode et langage) Exercice de compréhension

Exercices pratiques entre étudiants

Pratique sur volontaires

Validation de vos acquis

Analyses de cas cliniques

Supports de cours pdfs

Discussion, échanges, partages

Listen to the beginning of the course (English video coming soon)

Prochaines dates

Upcoming dates

Practicum (pre-requisite: FOUNDATIONS)

26-27-28 Avril 2024

3 jours à ANNECY                                                 450   

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01-02 Juin 2024

2 jours à LYON                               300

11-12-13 Octobre 2024

3 jours à AIX-EN-PROVENCE              450

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Your instructor


Julie Birraux, D.Ac., PhD

Julie Birraux is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qualified in Acupuncture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

She also holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from Newcastle University, UK.


“Merci pour cette formation très enrichissante. C'était un plaisir de partager ce weekend ensemble.”


"Un grand merci pour ce webinaire d'hier très clair, très intéressant et aussi applicable directement dès demain... !


“Merci Julie pour l’apprentissage d’une lecture simple du pouls et une pratique détaillée pour bien intégrée la théorie.”
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