Renying / Cunkou Pulse Diagnosis is one of the more unique and rare pulse systems used in Chinese medicine today. Originating within the Huangdi Neijing and being the focus of more than 20 chapters throughout the entire textual corpus, Renying / Cunkou allows for correct directional patterned treatment of the Jing Mai (longitudinal patterned pathway movement). This seminar takes students through the origins of the pulse, the distinct expression of the Yin and Yang pulses at the wrist and neck, palpation methods and of course a core understanding of the Renying and Cunkou imbalance ratios and subsequent treatment methodologies as outlined in the Zhongshi and Jingmai chapters of the Lingshu Jing. In addition some case study analysis will be discussed for clarity on how students can start to incorporate this method into their practice immediately.
  • Introduction to Neijing classical pulse diagnosis. This course will focus on developing the theoretical skills needed to comprehend why we palpate the wrist and neck.

  • Understanding of the origins of the pulses, the Neijing's perspective of vessel circulation, level based diagnosis and disease patterns, and study of the key chapters related to renying / cunkou diagnosis.

  • A complete review of Lingshu Chapter 9 "Zhongshi" in relation to renying / cunkou pulse ratios, strength variations, channel implications, and treatment techniques, including case study analysis.

  • 3 Videos

    This course is divided into 3 parts with each video being approximately 1 hour long.

  • 1 PDF

    Once enrolled the .pdf notes are available for download.

  • Support & Certificates

    Once complete feel free to contact the INR for questions and your certificate.

About the instructor

  • David  White

    David White

    Director: Institute of Neijing Research

    Dr. David White is a classical Chinese medicine practitioner from Sydney, Australia. His passion for classical medicine began at an early stage in his life through studies in martial arts and philosophy. Dr. White's approach to clinical practice is rare, his methodologies in diagnosis and treatment stem from the textual lineage of the Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經) and Yijingpai (醫經派) tradition. Dr. White founded the INR in 2012 and has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 20 years. 

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Instructions for this course
    • Renying / Cunkou NOTES
  • 2
    Section One
    • Renying Cunkou PART ONE
  • 3
    Section Two
    • Renying / Cunkou PART TWO
  • 4
    Section Three
    • Renying / Cunkou PART THREE