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Traditional Japanese Moxibustion Therapy with a focus on Gynecological Disorders
with Junji Mizutani
Moxibustion Therapy was mentioned as an integral part of treatment in the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen (150 BCE). It is a stand-alone therapy, useful in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. It is also one of the most useful health preservation therapies. Junji will provide an introduction to moxibustion, its functions and indications. This workshop will focus on many of the most widely used techniques as developed by Japanese practitioners, with examples of treatment strategies.
In this course you will learn direct moxibustion, a traditional and comfortable style of moxibustion treatment commonly used in Japan. This is a hands-on, practical course that will provide you with useable skills in two days. This seminar will cover the theory and physiology of moxibustion, and how to practice safe, comfortable and effective moxibustion directly on the whole body. Junji will demonstrate all techniques and there will be time for practice and questions. He will cover a variety of treatment strategies, local, whole body (Sawada style), special effect points, autonomic nervous system balancing, needle and moxa combinations etc. There will be a special focus on gynecological disorders.
Weekend participants will learn: (Junji will cover moxibustion for gynecology disorders. He will share some of his personal clinical experience and cases. He will demonstrate how to use these in treatments.)
-An introduction to the functions and indications of traditional Japanese moxibustion therapy
-How to palpate and accurately locate points requiring moxa, sensations felt by patients
-Sawada style whole body treatment
-Local treatment and special effect points
-Autonomic nervous system balancing treatment
-Combination needle and moxa treatment
-Some examples of traditional Japanese indirect moxibustion
-When is enough moxa enough?
Reviews of Junji’s previous courses:
“Junji Mizutani was led to the practice of traditional Japanese medicine through a teacher practicing the Sawada style, he has a passion for traditional approaches coupled with a no-nonsense pragmatism. Direct moxa has a central role in the Sawada style and he has remained close to his roots while absorbing other approaches. Junji has established himself as an authority and proponent of moxibustion in North America.” —Stephen Brown
“I have attended Mizutani Sensei’s moxibustion workshop five times. The information and techniques that Sensei teaches are immediately applicable in the clinical setting. The use of case studies and demonstration helps to seamlessly tie together the didactic and practical information.” –Stephanie Duggins, L.Ac.
“Mizutani Sensei has taken what most have found to be a difficult and technical skill, requiring years to perfect, and effectively taught our entire class how to safely perform direct moxa in two days. This is the fast track if you want to develop skills in okyu.” –Coleman McMurphy
Junji Mizutani, RAc, a leading authority of moxibustion in the West, is the director of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM). He graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College in 1983 and has been practicing and teaching shiatsu, acupuncture and moxibustion for 24 years. He taught Shiatsu at Kikkawa College and Shiatsu School of Canada, and served for three years as the president of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario. The author of Practical Moxibustion Therapy, he currently practices in Vancouver, B.C., and lectures in the U.S. and Canada.
Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31, 2016 (9am – 5pm)
Pending Approval for California Acupuncture Board – 14 CE hours
Location: AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Standard $400, AIMC Berkeley Community (alumni/faculty/staff) $300, AIMC Berkeley student $200
Early Bird discounts until December 31, 2015:
Standard $300, AIMC Berkeley Community (alumni/faculty/staff) $240, AIMC Berkeley student $150
Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style: AIMC Continuing Education Course in Lyon, France
Study with Dr. Raphael Nogier at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon
Monday April 18-Friday April 22 (No classes on Wednesday April 20)
Dr. Raphael Nogier is one of the most sought after teachers in Europe. In addition to his seminars, Dr. Nogier also trains medical doctors from around the world at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon, France. There he holds a year round two-year program. His style of teaching is easy to understand and to learn. As the son of Dr. Paul Nogier (the father of Auriculotherapy), “teaching is in his blood”. As a physician with a full time medical clinic and a busy schedule of teaching seminars, Dr. Nogier continues to bring the knowledge of this medicine to help 1000’s of patients that seek him out from around the world every year.
Tuition Standard: $1,400
AIMC Faculty/Alum/Staff: $1,200
Pending California Acupuncture Board approval for 30 CE units
Estimated out of pocket expenses
$1,400 Airfare (estimated)
$379-$400 Hotel for 7 nights (see below)
$400 Food @ $50 day
$2,744-$2,800 (approx.) out of pocket
Choose your Accomodations:
2 person room: $405.35 per person for 7 nights
3 person room (2 beds and a sofa): $379 per person for 7 nights
These prices include breakfast.
*Mention Christine Newell (attending supervisor) to get the discounted rate.
*A 30% non-refundable deposit is required before 11/26/15.
*The balance is due payment is due 30 days prior to your stay.
Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how this medicine works and how to apply it. AIMC Berkeley students who successfully complete the course (including 60 hours of out of class preparation) will received 2 elective credits.
First part: history of Auriculotherapy, ear anatomy, scientific research
Second part: practical applications, Electrical detection of the point (how to use frequencies A, B, C, D, E. F. G. L), treatments, obstacles, master points, specific treatments as:
To complete the registration process and reserve your space for the seminar, payment must be received by the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department within 7 days of completing the online registration. Your registration is not complete until your payment is received in full. AIMC students, faculty and alumni receive discounts on classes.
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