Traditional Japanese Moxibustion Therapy

May 23, 2020 09:00 AM -May 24, 2020 05:00 PM

AIMC Berkeley
2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA

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14-hour CE course approved by the California Acupuncture Board, CEP 436

In this course you will learn direct moxibustion, a traditional and comfortable style of moxibustion treatment commonly used in Japan, and palpation techniques used to diagnose and treat. This is a hands-on, practical course that will provide you with practical 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. This time the course will also include palpation training for abdomen, pulse, back, head, scalp, face, fingers and toes. 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 treatment with a focus on gynecology disorders and palpation techniques. He will share some of his personal clinical experience and cases, and will provide treatment demonstrations.

-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?
-Use of hands in palpation
-Mizutani's palpation examination sequence
-3-stage palpation treatment

Instructor: Jinju Mizutani, born and raised in Japan, is a graduate of Japan Central Acupuncture College in Tokyo from where he obtained his shiatsu, acupuncture and moxibustion license in 1983. In the same year, he continued with his studies at Kikkawa College in Toronto, Canada, and joined the faculty. In 1992 he opened his private practice in Seattle, USA. He continues to practice and teach, especially moxibustion and he is also Director of North American Journal of Oriental Medicine.