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Traditional Japanese Moxibustion Therapy Course

Have you ever thought there must be more to moxibustion than holding a moxa stick at a point?

There is! In Japan, one is trained and licensed in it separately to acupuncture, herbs or bodywork. Having its own tradition and classics it is a stand-alone therapy useful for a wide variety of conditions. Japan has maintained and developed many lineages, traditions and styles with a variety of applications of this age-old medicine.

We will be offering a five-weekend Moxibustion Training Program.

In Moxibustion Therapy there is a constitutional treatment and a branch or symptom control part, able to access the body at a deep blood level, support the immune system, regulate the nervous system and treat in a non-invasive way the whole body no matter how chronic or complex the disease and its symptoms are.

The course will be made up of theory and supervised practice, with highly clinical reality.

You Can Expect:

  • A comprehensive understanding about the functions, benefits and mechanisms of moxibustion.
  • A thorough exploration of the conditions moxibustion can treat.
  • Extensive training in the many styles that exist in Japan (some never having been taught outside of Japan), as well as the safe usage, dosage and contraindications.
  • To leave this course with the clinical tools and confidence to start treating patients ranging from children to the elderly, treating throughout pregnancy, attending to conditions from acute to chronic, maintenance of health, as well as managing sensitive patients, overdosing and stubborn painful conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Transferring the theories of East Asian Medicine to the application of the modern world and current diseases.
  • Mastering the skills to apply a variety of techniques ranging from direct to indirect moxibustion methods.
  • Understanding safety, precautions, contra-indications and home therapy

Program Themes and Topics

  • History, Origin, and Development of Moxibustion (Okyu)
  • Precautions, Recommendations and Contraindications
  • The Science and Research of okyu
  • Various okyu techniques and styles
  • Okyu tools and rolling methods
  • Using the Okyu Practice Board
  • General Rules of Application of Okyu
  • Fukaya’s long and short bamboo tube for treatment and diagnosis
  • Fukaya’s okyu style, special points and treatment for disease
  • Hirato Motoshiro Slotted Bamboo Moxa and Moxa Box Methods
  • Hata Minae Nepalese Moxa Technique
  • Sakmoto Koichi’s Family Tradition of Hacho Moxa treating inside the mouth for gums, oral ulcers and teeth
  • Ontake Warm Bamboo
  • General Whole Body Root Treatments: Sawada style, Fukaya style, Dr. Kim’s Korean Style, Dr. Hara’s Style, New Moon Style, Nourishing Life Style and Manaka Style
  • Kazuko Itaya’s Treatment Strategies
  • Application of okyu for symptom control from various styles such as Sawada, Bunshi Shirota, and Fukaya
  • Electric Moxa
  • A variety of treatment strategies for: specific points unique to the moxa tradition, autonomic nervous system balancing, Biorhythmic Moxa, treatment for fertility and pregnancy and home therapy
  • Indirect Moxa: Kamaya Minis, Ibuki, Salt moxa, Platform Moxa, Bokyu (stick moxa), Kyutoshin (needle-head moxa), Moxa Box, Heat lamps, Chinetskyu, Pressing Moxa, Steaming Moxa, Fumigating Moxa and Non-Mugwort Moxa
  • String Moxa, Liquid Moxa and Plasters
  • Pediatric Okyu
  • Treating skin tags, ganglions and warts
  • Treating inflammation
  • Tiger Warmer, Elephant Warmer and Rolling Drum
  • Scarring Moxibustion and Alternatives
  • Smokeless Moxa Through and Through Methods
  • Two Point Moxa Therapy
  • Moxa with Channel Stretching
  • Moxa with Metronome Channel Frequencies
  • Moxa and Colour Therapy
  • Daily Channel Biorhythms and the Circadian Treatments
  • Open Points
  • Dosage of Treatment and Correcting Overdosing
  • Sensitive Patients and Difficult, Stubborn Conditions
  • Treatment of Acute and Chronic Conditions.

Workshop dates for Melbourne 2021:

  • Weekend 1 – February 20-21st
  • Weekend 2 – May 1-2nd

Workshop dates for Melbourne 2022:

  • Weekend 3 – February 19-20th
  • Weekend 4 – April 2-3rd
  • Weekend 5 – June 4-5th

Time:      9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop details

Cost:                Practitioner $ 2600 (Inc. GST) Student        $ 2200 (Inc. GST)

*Early Bird:       Practitioner  $ 2400 (Inc. GST) Student         $ 2000 (Inc. GST) *must be paid in full by 1st 8th February 2021 early bird. To pay for early bird please complete your registration below first and then pay the full early bird amount by direct debit or here if you wish to pay by card.

Payment plan options available

Deposit: $200 (non-refundable) required to secure your place.

Refund policy: Deposit of $200 is non-refundable. Course fees are non-refundable unless written cancellation is received 14 days prior to course commencement. If course cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund will apply.

Pre-requisite:    Student or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine

CPD points:  70 points (14 points per weekend)

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*** Limited places available to join this ongoing series in 2022. Access to recordings for the first 2 weekends will be made available to those joining the whole series. Contact the college for more information


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