Taiji Teishin (Shakuju) Therapy

April 07, 2018 09:00 AM -April 08, 2018 05:30 PM

AIMC Berkeley
2550 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Early Bird Rates end 3/6/18

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14 CEU CAB/NCCAOM Pending

About the course:

This seminar will focus on the basic theory of SJT and treatment strategy for the beginner and intermediate student and practitioner. It will provide a glimpse into the Tao of Taiji, the Ultimate Power of the Universe, through the lens of Master Shoji Kobayashi’s teachings of Shakuju Therapy (SJT).

Using a simplified approach to teaching SJT fundamental theory and clinical applications, this class will help students learn to diagnose and treat patients, utilizing an understanding of the Physics and East Asian Medicine principles upon which SJT is based. Students will learn to evaluate the state of jing qi or cold in the body and how to combine this evaluation with pulse/abdomen diagnosis and treatment strategies to improve the constitution and overall health of their patients. At the end of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic root treatment with Shakuju and Teishin needles. They will be able to describe methods for diagnosing the abdomen and pulse as well as noninsertive techniques such as contact needling and how to adjust the pulse,

Both unlicensed students and licensed practitioners are welcome to participate. (Non-insertive Teishin needles will be used)
Taught by Tisha Mallon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac

About the instructor:
Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. graduated from the San Francisco School of Acupuncture in 1987. She has been practicing Shakuju Therapy (SJT) since 2000, a non-insertive method of Acupuncture based on the wisdom of the I-Ching, under the guidance of master Shoji Kobayashi Sensei. Upon completion of her studies with some of the foremost advanced teachers if SJT in Japan, she received her certification to teach SJT in 2011.

After sponsoring and teaching 10 seminars on the West coast with Master Shoji Kobayashi Sensei, she continues to teach and practice Shakuju Therapy in the Bay Area. Currently, Tisha is working with Yasuo Tanaka, President of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (AIMC) in sponsoring an international Japanese teacher, Daiki Takahashi Sensei, to teach SJT at AIMC during the coming year.