from November 18, 2020
with Susan Johnson
from November 18, 2020
Do you know about the Moxa Seasons? Every year there are several two-week windows based on the lunar calendar, where the Ming Men (the Gateway to the Kidney) is wide open. Because of this, every moxa treatment has a more than double effect on the constitution, however, getting sick during moxa season can cause one to be very ill, causing severe repercussions throughout the entire year. Learn more, and how to use moxa heat packs (no smoke), with Susan Johnson, L.Ac.
A graduate of the ACTCM, Susan Johnson, L.Ac., has been practicing TCM for over 30 years. She studied extensively with Drs. Miriam Lee and Young Wei Chieh, and teaches Tung's Points internationally.
with Oran KivitySee In Store
Moxibustion is ancient. Even more ancient than needling. In modern acupuncture, however, it is often considered too time-consuming, too risky or too difficult to master. And yet the classics say: for chronic conditions, moxa has no equal.
Coming to the rescue of time-poor, risk-averse, present-day acupuncturists is the Ontake Method from Japan. This innovative approach uses a piece of bamboo filled with burning moxa wool to roll, tap and press on the meridians using a metronome programmed to each meridian's frequency. The rhythmic application of heat, frequency and pressure triggers rapid shifts in your patients' body condition and mood but this method generates only a little smoke.
In this course, you will learn:
(1) Dr Manaka's meridian frequencies and how to apply them
(2) Protocols for symptom relief
(3) Protocols for whole-body regulation
(4) The integration of Dr Tan's holographic models with Ontake for the rapid relief of pain
Presented by Oran Kivity and compered by Michael Max from the Qiological podcast, the format is varied and dynamic, with lectures, PowerPoints, group Q&A sessions and teaching videos. Each lesson is linked to a section in a fifty-page workbook packed with learner-centred quizzes and exercises. Engagingly filmed, produced and edited to hold the attention of distance learners, Moxa in Motion presents a step-by-step guide to utilizing the Ontake Method that will leave you confident in your new skills and more effective in your practice.
British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. In practice since 1987, he has ignited interest in the Ontake Method, a rhythmic moxibustion method from Japan.
with Cameron BishopSee In Store
"Practical Japanese Moxa for Your Clinic" teaches many aspects of Moxa. The history, the types, and the many specifics to treat the root and symptoms. This includes Needle and Moxa (Kyutoshin), Thread Moxa (O'Kyu), Cone Moxa (Chinetsukyu), Pole Moxa, and Ibuki Moxa (stick on). The use, how to make, how to do, safety, points, conditions for various conditions will give the student ample information on the utilization of moxa for pain, fertility, constitution, abdomen, and Shen. Specific examples for the treatment of headache, low back pain, neck pain, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, foot pain, knees, spine, Morton's neuroma, hip bursitis, facial conditions, constitution, energy, immune system, and more.
Dr Cameron Bishop lived, worked and studied in Japan for four years. He specializes in Japanese Meridian therapy, Women's Health and Pain Management. He has been practicing over 25 years in South Florida. He has extensive teaching and clinical experience.
with Rebecca AvernSee In Store
Mental health issues are the most common reason that children and teenagers come for acupuncture treatment. Many of these children are vulnerable and sensitive and are therefore not ready to accept needles. It is essential to have a wide-ranging tool kit so that we can deliver the treatment they need in other ways. In this four part webinar series, we will explore in detail the use of the following non-needle protocols and how they can be used in clinic to support a child’s mental health:
- Gua sha
- Low level laser therapy
You may be familiar with the use of modalities such as moxibustion and cupping in your adult practice, but unaware of the ways they can effectively be applied in the treatment of paediatric conditions, specifically mental/emotional problems such as anxiety and depression.
This webinar has a practical focus, and will enable you to immediately start applying what you have learned effectively in your paediatric clinic. There will be a chance to ask questions, have discussion and bring case histories.
Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic - and her clinical work is now entirely with children. She teaches paediatrics online and at undergraduate and post-graduate level.
with Sue NelsonSee In Store See Entire Series *
* You can normally get a discount when you buy a series whole!
There are valid TCM industry concerns about the carcinogens emitted by ‘sidestream’ Moxa smoke. What are the effects of these carcinogens being inhaled by practitioners, staff members and patients – both short-term and long-term – in the closed-up confines of a clinic space?
Despite 2,500 years of therapeutic usage, Moxibustion cannot escape the modern scrutiny of all combustible smoke inhalation risks, due to the awareness created by Tobacco smoking fatalities.
Since the 1950s the ongoing Tobacco health crisis has prompted the refinement of research methods to confirm the causality between smoking – as in ‘active’ or ‘passive’ smoking - and Lung Cancer.
This course explores the types of research directed towards the analysis of Moxa smoke in the clinic setting, especially those reputable research methods borrowed from the Tobacco industry. It highlights the relative lack of Epidemiology studies as the major weak area in Moxa smoke research.
Mitigation methods are recommended for TCM practitioners using Moxibustion regularly in the workplace. But the main focus is on the modern thermal substitutes in the form of Infrared lamps and hand-held devices, for Moxa-averse practitioners wishing to follow the ‘precautionary principle’.
After learning a traditional style of Chinese Medicine, Sue Nelson B.A, B.TCM has been in continuous clinical practice in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for 3 decades. She uses an eclectic range of healing therapies and enjoys a country lifestyle. She has lectured at 2 Brisbane Acupuncture colleges.
with Paul MovsessianSee In Store
In the course we will cover:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON MOXIBUSTION: The many positive effects include: return to homeostasis, resistance to disease, sleep is improved, appetite is restored, general well-being improved, bowel elimination regulated, regulation of autonomic nervous system, improve blood circulation, improve mobility, increase energy, softens hardened tissue, relieves pain, reduces inflammation, relieves hard knots due to overuse and repetitive movement that causes degeneration and hardening in the tissues, and inspires longevity.
HISTORY: Many historians believe the practice of moxibustion to date back to antiquity and Neolithic times. The Shih Ching (Book of Odes), circa 7th century BC, has a reference to the gathering of mugwort, but no indication as to its use. One of the earliest medical references occurs in the Ming Tzu, which dates to about 300 BC.
ARTEMISIA VULGARIS: Botanical Description, Prepartion, Harvesting, and Aging for various grades and uses.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
CHINETSUKYU - CONE MOXA: Keiri Inoue developed this method of moxa. Onkyu or Warming Moxa is another name for Chinetsukyu. Chi = know. Netsu = heat. Kyu = moxa. Chinetsukyu is also translated as heat perception or sensing heat moxibustion. We cover treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.
KAKUBUTSUKYU - INDIRECT MOXIBUSTION
KYUTOSHIN - NEEDLE HEAD MOXA: General rules, precautions, protocols and treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.
Paul Movsessian is a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine, having been trained by some of the greatest teachers of Japan, and being in practice for 35 years. He lectures extensively and takes great joy in sharing the clinical pearls he has been given and has collected over the years.
with Neil GumenickSee In Store
This course is a complete experience of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, as taught by the late Professor J.R. Worsley, who brought this tradition to the Western World. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of the practice. This will include the concept of diagnosing and treating the elemental Causative Factor of disease. They will learn how this system addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. They will also learn the diagnostic correspondences associated with each element and how to use their senses of smelling, seeing, hearing, and feeling to diagnose the Causative Factor. They will experience a profound and effective practical exercise to awaken the vital diagnostic sense of smell. They will learn the interviewing skills so essential in truly knowing the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of a patient and translating those needs into a specific and individualized treatment plan.
Case studies are included, and students will learn the specific acupuncture and moxibustion treatments that were given - how, and why they were chosen.
Students will also get an overview of specific acupuncture points and point combinations, including Source points, Junction points, Horary points, Element points, Tonification points, Entry and Exit points, Associated Effect points, Windows of the Sky, points used to resolve specific energetic blocks (such as Possession, Aggressive Energy, and Husband/Wife Imbalance), as well as points used to treat the Spirit level directly.
The essential diagnostic skill of pulse reading in the Classical Five-Element tradition, with practical application will also be covered.
Guest teachers that are included in this course are Mary McCullough, BS, MSOM, L.Ac., Brian Bender, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., and Lindsay Kohn, MSTOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
In practice for 40 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. is Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. An accomplished author and international lecturer, he has taught at Yo San University, Emperor's College and SAMRA University.
with Dan LobashSee In Store
Hand Moxa for All is for the neophyte as well as the advanced practitioner. The only prerequisite is that you understand that the complete human body exists by corresponding point principles on each hand. You will learn why you should definitely practice moxibustion on the hands. All of your clients should also learn and practice this. Whether you are a massage therapist, a physiotherapist, an acupuncturist, or any kind of health practitioner, you and your clients will definitely benefit. The primary requirement is that you practice it on yourself before recommending it to others. Watch this recording and learn how.
Dr. Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac., practices KHT (Korean Hand Therapy) and Traditional Oriental Medicine and has been in practicing for over 30 years. He has taught KHT seminars internationally and is published in several TCM journals.
with Suzanne RobidouxSee In Store
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. In MS, the body presents with a wide range of symptoms; some physical, emotional or psychological. Symptoms can range from sudden paralysis, sudden blindness, muscle twitching or weakness, muscle atrophy, incontinence of stool and urine, mental confusion, aphasia, depression, loss of memory or loss of cognitive functions and so on. This disease mainly affects women three times more than men, between the ages of 20 to 40. It is recorded that there were over 20 million cases of MS in Northern Europe.
Western medicine has reached a certain level of advancements when it comes to diagnosing this disease. However, the causes of MS are still considered unknown and treatments of MS are still experimental and have severe side effects such as mild or severe depression, multi organ failure and death. Chinese medicine can greatly affect the quality and length of the life. With the right treatment approach, we can treat the presenting symptoms and prevent them from returning. Using the wealth of information given to us in the classical Chinese medicine we are able to have effective treatment for MS patients.
In this recorded seminar, Dr. Robidoux clearly explains the classical understanding of the body and mind in Chinese medicine and relates it to severe degenerative neurological diseases. Dr. Robidoux presents important treatment protocols effective for MS using some body and scalp acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine. Dr. Robidoux also covers additional treatment approaches for over 20 of the main symptoms seen in MS.
Dr. Robidoux was involved in a Chinese medicine research treating MS with Chinese medicine and has successfully treated MS patients in Canada and Europe successfully. She introduces some of the clinical cases and treatment protocols.
Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, Ph.D, DAOM, L.Ac., has lived Asia for almost 2 decades, studying TCM with various masters. She completed her Ph.D. in acupuncture at Nanjing University, and specializes in neurological and psychological disorders. Having translated and edited over 20 professional Chinese medical textbooks, she is asked to lecture internationally often.
with Holly GuzmanSee In Store
This is a one-hour seminar on moxa. The word for acupuncture in Chinese has both the character for needle and the character for moxa. Although a needle is always considered by Westerners to be in the word we translate as acupuncture, the other half of the word, moxa, was not translated into English. Knowing about moxa is a basic part of the practice of Chinese medicine. The seminar covers moxa’s botanical source, traditional and commercial preparations, how moxa is graded, why there are different types, and multiple forms of application. Emphasis will also be placed be on learning about the art of Japanese cone moxa, (o’kyu) as used in Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture. Visuals of the plant, the products, and applications will be shown.
Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly was part of the first graduating class of ACTCM; in addition to her private practice, she lectures internationally, teaches at Five Branches University, and is a contributing author to several health texts.
Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In ...
Dr Cameron Bishop lived, worked and studied in Japan for four years. He specializes in Japanese Meridian therapy, Women's Health and Pain Management. ...
In practice for 40 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. is Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-E...
Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly wa...
A graduate of the ACTCM, Susan Johnson, L.Ac., has been practicing TCM for over 30 years. She studied extensively with Drs. Miriam Lee and Young Wei ...
British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. In practice since 1987, he has ignited interest in the Ontake Method, a rhythmi...
Dr. Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac., practices KHT (Korean Hand Therapy) and Traditional Oriental Medicine and has been in practicing for over 30 years. He ...
Paul Movsessian is a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine, having been trained by some of the greatest teachers of Japan, and being in prac...
After learning a traditional style of Chinese Medicine, Sue Nelson B.A, B.TCM has been in continuous clinical practice in the Sunshine Coast hinterlan...