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2018 NZICM Conference

Saturday 6 October 2018 - Sunday 7 October 2018

We are very excited to announce that we have secured Thomas Richardson to present a practical workshop for our annual conference this year

“Pulse Diagnosis of the Extraordinary Vessels & the Six Channels/Neo-classical Pulse diagnosis”

In this 2-day seminar we will learn and practice several Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis methods, including diagnosis of the Extraordinary Vessels and the Six Channels, as well as the Compass Method for finding five element imbalances within a given organ.

These are extremely simple and easy-to-learn pulse methods that lead to effective treatment strategies.

Thomas Richardson is a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a scholar and teacher of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. From 2012-2014, Thomas lived in Boston, where he completed a master’s degree at Harvard University. His research focused on connections between Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese medicine, as well as trauma, storytelling, and healing. During this time, he was also on the faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture. Thomas currently is based in Boulder, CO, and is on the faculty at Southwest Acupuncture College, as well as teaching seminars nationally and internationally on Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis since 2009. He has two books forthcoming in 2018: Extraordinary Chinese Medicine: The Extraordinary Vessels, the Extraordinary Fu, and the Art of Being Human, as well as being a coauthor on William Morris’ book, Neoclassical Pulse Diagnosis. For more information, please visit his website at www.ExtraordinaryChineseMedicine.com.


Please pay  in to Kiwibank 38-9018-0363505-00
(Please check  the account number if you have us in your payee list as this is a new bank account number)
Please leave your name and conference as the reference.
And send us an email to confirm to secretary@nzia.org
You will be issued with your attendance certificate and receipt via email. Thank you.


NZICM Members – early bird (before 6th September ) $400 / standard $420
Non Members       – early bird (before 6th September ) $450 / standard $500

Vegetarian morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided 

You can learn more about Thomas’s teachings here

So save the date! – first weekend of October – Sat 6th and Sun 7th October 2018


Event Schedule


Please arrive by 9am for registration

9:15-10:45 –Overview, introductions, Self-Introduction; biases/medicine as metaphor; Intro to Will Morris and Neoclassical Pulse Dx; Review of Daoist Cosmology; Vertical and Horizontal; Polarity of yin/yang/pivot between; 3 dantian, character wang, Meditation

11:00-12:30 –  Intro to EV Pulse Diagnosis; Practice

1:30-3:00 – Review of EVs and what they are used for; Hand and Finger stretches; The ideal pulse, reasons the pulse changes, practice w/dx and acupressure

3:15-4:45 –  Relation of EVs to Ying Qi Cycle; Pulse Dx practice, Q&A

9:15-10:45 – Review EVs, Q&A; Lecture on the 6 channels (Taiyang, Shaoyang, Yangming, Taiyin, Shaoyin, Jueyin) and their relationship to wei qi and musculo-skeletal issues. Discussion on the pulse patterns relating to involvement of the 6 channels, as well as treatment methods.

11 – 12:30 – Meditation; Pulse Dx practice – 6 channels, EV review

1:30-3:00 – Lecture on the compass method of pulse diagnosis, including for diagnosis of shen disturbance. Review of point selection based on pulse findings, as well as treatment protocols.

3:15-4:45 – Pulse Dx Practice – Compass method, review/combining 6 channel and EV




Saturday 6 October 2018
Sunday 7 October 2018


Nyima Tashi Kagyu Buddhist Centre
30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby
Auckland, 1021 New Zealand
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