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List of our seminars

We offer seminars for acupuncturists, massage therapists as well as the general public. As the number of places are limited. If the next dates for a seminar are not available yet, you can always leave your name to be added to the waiting list for the next dates of the seminars you are interested in.

 


Tuina – Foundation

Description
This 45 hours course has the general objective of offering students a solid foundation in the practice of tuina and in the cultivation of physical exercises that will allow the development of the manual dexterity necessary for practicing tuina safely and effectively.

When practiced according to traditional Chinese medicine, tuina is a complete therapy in and of itself, and is a relevant form a of treatment for all types of illness and injury. These techniques are applicable in a professional context and also at home in the family environment.

In addition, we will focus on developing skill in palpation and on understanding traditional Chinese medicine principles that touches on the physiology of energy.

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists, Massage therapists, General public

 

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Tuina – Level 2

Description
With the palpation and manipulation skills developed in Tuina – Fondations, the level 2 tuina course will introduce techniques focused on palpation of the craniosacral rhythm and the manipulation of fascia, membranous structures and channel tissue planes.

These physical structures require more refined palpation to feel and manipulate than do the larger muscles, tendons, ligaments and articulations studied in the first course. The study and practice of refined palpation will naturally lead the student towards a realistic understanding of the roles of Yin and Yang, and of qi and blood in body work. The method taught is based on the work of Dr. John Upledger and of Vince Black.

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists, Massage therapists, General public

 

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Introduction to Chinese Physical Culture

Description
Many great Chinese medical doctors consider traditional exercises and physical culture to be the most refined reflexion of not only traditional Chinese Medicine, but of Chinese culture in general.

The science of exercise in Chinese medicine has been the subject of research and development for countless generations. Following the principles laid out in the Huangdi Neijing Suwen, a great variety of physical practices has been developed in China for maintaining health, healing injury and improving quality of life.

A number of them are applicable to our modern way of living. Using a system of neigong passed down by practitioners in the art of xingyiquan, this course will touch on fundamental concepts of exercise as executed from a Chinese medicine standpoint, and will study specific exercises to develop and maintain a functional human system.

A key element will be the interaction between the effects of the exercises on anatomical structures and on energetic systems. We will discuss exercises and strategies applicable to specific conditions and injuries and their relation to modern concepts of anatomy and physiology.

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists, Massage therapists, General public

 

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Understanding back pain for Acupuncturists

Description
To come

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists

 

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External Herbs

Description
The external application of herbs has played an important part in Chinese medicine for centuries. Learn how to use ancestral external therapies to safely and successfully treat common injuries and musculoskeletal issues.

These methods were developed in Chinese martial arts schools, who considered external herb preparations essential to maintaining health and healing injury. This medicine should be a part of every household’s first aid kit.

This seminar is addressed to both health professionals and the general public.

Over the course of the seminar, you will learn the system of Chinese medicinal herb classification, and how to use available commercial products appropriately. You will also learn to use external herb preparations in conjunction with acupuncture in order to treat certain internal issues.

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists, General public

 

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Neijing Channel Theory for Massage therapists

Description
The descriptions of the channels (meridians) used to treat in Chinese medicine are one of the most fundamental, useful and precious parts of Chinese medical theory. Channel theory has been very commonly misunderstood and is much more than the “lines of energy” across the body. This course is designed for body-workers and massage therapists with or with out previous experience with these ideas. The goal of the course is to demystify the channel system and give the student a thorough description of this very grounded, common sense and profound way of seeing the human body in both health and illness and open the doorway to using this knowledge to better understand and help the people you work on.

 

Target Audience
Massage therapists, Acupuncturists

 

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Moxa Theory for Massage therapists

Description
In Quebec many of the illnesses we suffer from are caused by the effects of living in a cold climate. Moxabustion, traditionally considered a partner technique to acupuncture, is the heating of specific acupuncture points with burning mugwort to stimulate circulation. It is a highly under used therapy that can be used to treat many conditions stemming from cold and deficiency.

This course will teach students how to safely use this technique to support treatment in a variety of complaints, ranging from pain syndromes to digestive and gynecological problems, to coughs and the common cold. There will be plenty of time devoted to hands-on practice and students will both give and receive Moxa treatments. Therapists will appreciate the efficacy of these techniques in helping their clients feel better and clients will appreciate the comfort and warmth of the techniques themselves. Everyone loves Moxa.

 

Target Audience
Massage therapists

 

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Channel Theory in Human Movement

Description
Chinese Physical Culture forms an important and often over looked foundation of channel theory and the practice of channel therapy through the modalities of acupuncture and manual manipulations. Examined through the lens of channel theory, all movement is a form of medicine. If movement follows the laws of nature, it creates health. If it breaks these laws, it creates disease.

Based on a study of a new French translation of Jin Yunting’s 1930 treatise, The Xingyi Boxing Manual and an examination of the Huang Di Neijing Su Wen and Ling Shu, this seminar will offer an experiential exploration of the channel system demonstrating the pivotal relationship between movement and the functioning of the meridians.

We will cover both practical methods of harmonizing the Qi and Blood through movement and the theoretical foundations that allow the effects of movement on metabolism both in the channels and in the Zang Fu to be understood. All forms of exercise can therefore be analyzed for their relative effects according to the tenants of Chinese Medicine.

 

Target Audience
Acupuncturists, General Public

 

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