Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis with Matthew Wood
Introduction to Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis
Weekend Workshop, Saturday and Sunday, December 3/4 10 AM – 5 PM
Matthew Wood MS (Herbal Medicine) Registered Herbalist (American Herbalists Guild)
The pulse evaluation methods are based on both Chinese and Greek antecedents, with the emphasis on the basic, simple, important pulses showing basic tissue states: high/low, fast/slow, quick/rare (a Greek pulse), long/short, wide/narrow, regular/irregular, tense/relaxed, tight/loose, full/empty, hard/soft, strong/weak, choppy/slippery, thick blood/thin blood, and others.
My tongue evaluation is based on Chinese antecedents, with two important additions from Ayurveda: differentiation of tongue types by tridosha: vata (dry, thin, medium to long), pitta (elongated, pointed, carmine red, muscular), kapha (thick, round, moist, sub-pink); and the differentiation between watery and oily secretions.
Throughout we will refer to specific indications for herbs, mostly Western. We will be looking at each others pulses and tongues.
NEW BOOK: The Earthwise Herbal Repertory
The first and only one of its kind, this is a repertory or clinical index for practicing herbalists (and serious hobbyists) who need to look up possible remedies. The herbs are sorted or differentiated by specific indications (when available), tissue states, tastes, etc. The approach is energetic (yeah!) not pharmacological. It is also utilitarian, not theoretical. It is practical book. Those who liked and used the 75 page repertory in The Book of Herbal Wisdom will find this quadrupled in size and detail.There are also some pages dedicated to interesting themes, clinical approaches, andherbs – what I called “color” when writing to my editor. I have a co-author for this book, David Ryan, who helped me understand the homeopathic repertory and how to adapt it for herbalism. This book will also be available at the class.
Contact: Philo School of Herbal Energetics. Philo, Ca.
Mary Pat Palmer • 707 895 3007• 707 380 9117 • <firstname.lastname@example.org>