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 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.
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...