Early learning methods

Classically, pulse training was one-on-one.  The student would sit with the teacher as the teacher took and described pulses of a patient.  The student would then compare what he himself was feeling in the patient’s pulses to the teacher’s findings.  Today, gaining knowledge about pulses takes us on a different path, as the traditional method of one-on-one instruction is no longer feasible.  Yet the classroom setting is not an ideal pulse teaching forum because the action of taking the pulse changes the pulse itself (to varying degrees).  The findings of the teacher might not be felt by students beyond the first student in line to perform his or her calibration. Gathering regularly in pulse study groups is therefore invaluable practical instruction.