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Pulse Taking & Non-Insertion Classical Tools Teishin and Enshin Workshop

Venue: Australian Shiatsu College

Course duration: 2 Days

Cost: $595

Themes and Topics

  • History, Origin, and Development of Meridian Therapy (Keiraku Chiryo).
  • Purpose of Treatment with Meridian Therapy.
  • Study of Ling Shu 1 & Nan Jing 69  as well as drawing on the Classics for various references.
  • Sho (Presenting Pattern) & Akashi (Constitutional) determination.
  • Meridian Therapy Primary Patterns & Secondary Patterns.
  • Five Phase/Element Theory
  • The Four Diagnoses – Looking, Touching, Listening/Smelling, and Questioning Diagnosis.
  • Abdominal (Hara) & Channel Palpation
  • Finding the Middle Pulse – the Stomach Qi Pulse, the Yin Level and the Yang Level.
  • Six Position Comparative Pulse Method from Nan Jing 18.
  • Clarifying a difficult Pulse and a difficult Sho.
  • Generative and Controlling cycles.
  • The Nine Classical Needles.
  • How the Practitioner feels the Arrival of Qi.
  • Specialized non-insertion tools of the Teishin, and Enshin.
  • Point Selection Theory and the Alive Point.
  • Supplementation and Drainage Methods.
  • Selection of Side of Treatment.


Traditional medicine in Japan began around the 5th century, coming from China via Korea. The 17th century marked the beginning of Japan’s own school of Traditional East Asian Medicine.

One of the great exponents of this school, Goto Konzan (1659-1733), stated that all disease was due to the stagnation of Ki (Chinese Qi or Ch’i). Therapy must therefore consist of removing this stagnation.

Japan’s traditional medical system has undergone many changes, creating a variety of therapy styles. Traditional Meridian Therapy arose during the 1920s in reaction to the western medical model that was discarding the Classics and trying to westernize East Asian medicine.

So began a return to the Chinese classical literature to establish a foundation for the practice of the art of meridian therapy. What developed was a style deeply rooted in the oriental classic tradition, with a firmly practical approach. There is a constitutional treatment known as Honchiho Ho – Root Treatment component and a Hyochiho – Branch Treatment or symptom control part.

This weekend workshop will be made up of theory and supervised practice, with highly clinical reality.

What You Can Expect

  • To be able to select the Sho Pattern based on Five Phase theory and Pulse Diagnosis.
  • An introduction to the Kozato Method – a group study method used to improve one’s technique of using Teishin and Enshin, point location and pulse evaluations.
  • To learn Shisei – proper posture for optimal non-insertion needling; Oshide and Sashide – training point location hand and needling hand; Live point location – this differs from the anatomical locations.

Learning Outcomes

  • You will considerably improve your pulse and tactile diagnostic and assessment skills.
  • You will also develop a greater sense of qi sensitivity through applying new needling techniques.
  • You will learn a thorough East Asian Medical model that will allow you to give treatments beyond symptomatic relief.


Full priceEarly Bird *
*must be paid in full by 22nd July 2022


20-21st August, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


$100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Refund policy

The deposit of $100 is non-refundable.

Balance refundable if cancellation is given 14 days before workshop commencement.


Shiatsu practitioner, student or bodyworker

CPD&E points


Should you have any questions about this workshop please contact the college directly.

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