Thursday, November 7, 2013

Qigong Classes at the Center for Acupuncture with Master Lin

The Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is pleased to announce a new series of classes to strengthen and cultivate one's energy, health and longevity.  We are privileged to host the highest quality qigong instruction with Ross' teacher, Master Lin Chuantong.  The details of the classes are as follows:

Days/Dates:  5 'consecutive' Fridays beginning November 15th (no class Nov 29)
Time:  11:30am to 12:30pm
Location:  Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, 166 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost:  $100 

Enrollment will be limited to insure the highest quality instruction, so please register ASAP if you are interested.

About Master Lin:  

Shifu Lin

9th Dan International Wushu Champion!

Shifu Chuantong Lin started his kung fu training at age 7 and has since received both nationally and internationally recognized awards.

Trained and Taught at the Shaolin Temple, China

Shifu Lin was trained, and later became lead instructor, at the one of the most prestigious and largest martial arts institute in the world, the Shaolin Temple Tagou Martial Arts School in Henan, China.

Stellar Reputation as Chinese Martial Artist

Because of his international reputation as a kung fu master, Shifu Lin is frequently invited to serve as a chief judge in tournaments, assessing his peers’ professional performances.
Shifu Lin has also played a leading role in a number of high-profile, big-budget, and internationally acclaimed kung fu shows since 2003.
Through his tournament performances and demonstrations and role as judge, Shifu Lin has made a major contribution to the improvement and recognition of kung fu in the U.S. community.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Pulse Classes

Hi Everyone,
I am happy to announce another series of Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis courses this fall.  Please see below for the full details.  As always, class sizes are limited, so let me know as soon as possible if you are interested.

October's course will be a Beginner's course 
December's course will be an Intermediate course (*students must have taken at least 2 Beginner weekends to qualify for an Intermediate)

The October class will introduce the major concepts of CCPD, the Principle and 22 Complementary pulse positions and the most commonly encountered pulse qualities, clinical significance and some interpretation and much more. 70% of class will be dedicated to hands-on pulse instruction and training. Those attending will leave the weekend with a body of knowledge and skills readily and immediately transferable into one's clinical practice.  

The December course will build on the body of knowledge from the Beginning course, constantly fine-tuning one's abilities and sensitivities to the pulse qualities, depths, etc. and delve deeper into analysis, interpretation and patient management. (Intermediate courses involve live patients)

The class details:
Dates: October 26-27; and December 7-8
Times: 9am - 5pm
Location: Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, 166 Mountain Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Cost: $350 per weekend
CEUs/PDAs: 14 per weekend
Registration: email and/or call (908) 654-4333 and send check made payable to 'Ross Rosen' to the above address.
Instructor: Ross Rosen, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

Ross Rosen is one of a small group of close long-time students of Dr. Leon Hammer and a senior certified teacher in Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. He works closely with Dr. Hammer on a regular ongoing basis.  He is a board member on Dragon Rises, Inc. and a spokesperson for Dragon Rises Seminars, CCPD and COM®

Ross a valued instructor of and a direct inheritor of my work and teaching. He is extremely observant and creative in his work, adding to our accumulated knowledge more than any other associate. Of great value is his ability to formulate the essence of Chinese medicine in simple terms accessible to the average person. Chinese medicine at its best, as practiced by Ross Rosen, is capable of discerning the disease process at a very early stage before it manifests an illness, therefore preventing disease, and above all capable of delineating and treating the individual who has the disease.
--Dr. Leon Hammer

Ross has published numerous articles on CCPD, which can be accessed at:

Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (hereinafter "CCPD") is a sophisticated system of diagnostics which relies on the subtleties of the sensations, qualities and structure of the radial artery at both wrists. Heavily steeped in ancient wisdom and classical pulse diagnosis dating back thousands of years, CCPD breaks out of the dogma of pulse systems that in many respects are not relevant to the present day and age. CCPD provides insight into the modern diseases and constitutional imbalances that affect modern man in an industrial world.

CCPD, while having its roots in classical pulse systems, was significantly adapted by Dr. John H.F. Shen over the course of his long and well renowned career having seen hundreds of thousands of patients. After an intensive apprenticeship with Dr. Shen over a period of 28 years, Dr. Leon Hammer took on the arduous task of codifying and continuing the evolution of this pulse system.

The intricacies of CCPD are complex and require significant amounts of hands on training with a certified teacher to fully learn. Essentially, however, information is synthesized from the combinations of various qualities felt at the six principle pulse positions and the twenty two complementary positions, as well as the qualities perceived uniformly over the entire pulse and at each of the requisite depths. Integrating the information from these seemingly disparate parts, one is able to arrive at a complex diagnosis which prioritizes levels of imbalances of not just the symptomatic representations, but more importantly the root causes of disease.

Incorporating concepts and clinical realities that have not been diagnosed by any diagnostic methods in Chinese medicine, CCPD is truly a treasure which can change the lives of patients. By incorporating a precise measure of a healthy balanced pulse, even the subtlest deviations from this norm can be detected, thus establishing its importance not only in treating disease, but also as a preventative medicine.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Looking Forward to our Return

Hello again from Costa Rica. Ann, the kids and I are winding down our trip and can't believe the six weeks are nearly behind us. This trip has afforded us an unprecedented opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature and spend uninterrupted time together.  We've enjoyed our stay and will miss the beaches, surfing, sunsets and relaxed environment. 

While we are very grateful for having this time we are also looking forward to our return. We are inspired to bring our little piece of pura vida back to the Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and reconnect with each of you.  

Attached below is another link to pictures from the second half of our trip....

We hope the last few weeks have provided all of you with more time with family, improved health and a sense of well-being. 

We look forward to seeing you next week...

Very warmly,
Ross and Ann

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Greetings from Costa Rica

Hi Everyone,
Ann and I hope that you are all enjoying your summers thus far.  We have been thinking of all of you and have been receiving frequent reports of how everything is proceeding back home.  

We are approaching the mid point of our extended trip to Costa Rica and have many experiences we are looking forward to sharing with each of you when we return.  For close to three weeks we have been nestled atop a mountain with an unimpeded panoramic view of the beaches of Nosara.  Quite breathtaking, but comes with certain other challenges.  Mother nature truly does not discriminate.  We share this corner of paradise with howler monkeys, armies of ants, moths the size of your head, prolific geckos, vultures swooping overhead and hanging out on our deck, and a host of other numerous nameless bugs and creatures.  Nighttime has been interesting...  

Day by day, we're learning to live amongst our new friends, enjoying our time together and really appreciating what this town has to offer.  For two weeks the kids were enrolled in a half day Spanish immersion school, where they met loads of new friends (and learned some Spanish).  Their mornings at "school" provided Ann and I a chance to relax, read, study and enjoy the spectacular views.  

Yesterday, we made it to see the Arribada, where multitudes of sea turtles come back to the beach of their own births to lay eggs.  The circle of life.  And today Ann and I toured Blue Spirit retreat center to check out their beautiful facilities (and also sampled the food and the pool, which we are  happy to report are both amazing).

The kids are enjoying their pool and beach time while Ann and I look forward to daily qi gong and yoga.  I have realized that I cannot keep up with my surfing buddy, my 11 year old son, but am enjoying trying.  

Please feel free to let us know how you're doing and if you are so inspired, click the link below to view some pictures of our trip.

See you all soon.  Pura Vida.

Ross and Ann

Summer in Costa Rica

Hi Everyone,
Ann and I hope this email finds you all well. 

We wanted to apprise everyone of our plans for this summer which include a 6 week retreat for us in Costa Rica.  As all of you have heard us preach, taking time to renew and recharge, slow down and replenish is an instrumental part of one's healing journey.  We have decided to take a big leap in that direction in order to maximize our own health by enjoying uninterrupted time with family in a truly healing environment. 

The Center for Acupuncture will still be open during this time, and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that there are no interruptions in your treatments.  All shifts will be covered and each of your treatment plans, diagnoses, and strategies will continue to be implemented by our other acupuncturists (days are listed below). 

We will be leaving for our trip on June 29 and returning on August 11.  During this time, we will still be in direct frequent contact and any issues that arise will have my full attention.   If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know in the upcoming weeks and we are happy to discuss them with you and find agreeable solutions.

We are constantly humbled and appreciate your trust in us in regards to your health care and thank you in advance for supporting us in this endeavor.  We look forward to sharing the benefits of our renewed vitality and inspiration when we return.

Very warmly,
Ross and Ann

PS:  (We are hoping to bring whoever is interested back with us next summer for our week-long healing retreat.) 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ross Rosen teaching on Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Shock and Trauma

Please join me at Kamwo Herbs on Tuesday June 18th at 7pm.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Shock and Trauma: A common block to purposeful, effective and lasting treatment is the impact that shock and trauma have on one's health. One of the most prevalent and yet unknown diagnoses in modern Chinese medicine, Heart Shock creates a sequelae of imbalances that if not dealt with prevent the full healing of our patients. With Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Classical Pulse Diagnosis one can readily diagnose the presence of Heart Shock from pathognomonic pulse quality presentations as well as its impact on other systems.  In this Meetup, Ross will detail how to diagnose and tailor treatment strategies that encompass these diagnoses leading to successful clinical interventions, including acupuncture strategiesincorporating the 8x, primary channels, luo vessels, divergent meridians, sinews, etc. and contemporary and classical herbal strategies that range from Sun Si-miao to Drs. Shen and Hammer....