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Pulse & Tongue Diagnostics for Herbalists


  • Gathering Thyme 1447 4th Street San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States (map)

Sat & Sun • Nov 23 & 24 from 10am - 4pm
$250

In this program we will be introduced to Tongue and Pulse diagnosis by Frieda Kipar Bay. (You may know Frieda as the driving force behind Tap Root Medicinals!) This course focuses on how to read the tongue as a map to determine the health of individual organs and signs of potential imbalance and constitutional issues. Frieda will also introduce beginning neo-classical pulse, as taught in the Shen/Hammer method of pulse diagnostics. Each diagnostic tool is designed to serve as an anchor to correctly assess what’s happening in the body and how to rebalance with herbs.

Frieda Kipar Bay has studied pulse diagnosis with two of the most prominent pulse teachers in North America: Brian LaForgia L.Ac. and William Morris L.Ac. In this course, we will learn the Shen/Hammer Pulse diagnosis method. Frieda uses these key diagnostic techniques in her clinical practice to guide her inquiry and inform her herbal formulating with great success. She has trained in both Western and Eastern traditions and uses language that combines the best of both these modalities. In addition to traditional herbal training, she has studied Medical Chi Gong and the Feldenkrais Method and calls on both when seeing clients.