Qigong for the five zang: strengthening the five principal organs for health and wellbeing


Saturday July 9th 2022 10.00 am – 4.15 pm

with Peter Deadman

Qigong for the five zang: strengthening the five principal organs for health and wellbeing.
Drawn from Peter’s 30-years’ experience of qigong, this workshop will teach core qigong body-mind-breath practices (neigong) and then show how they can be applied to movements which work on the five principal organs of the body: the lung, spleen, heart, kidney and liver.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced qigong practitioners and is ideal for acupuncturists and shiatsu practitioners with a basic understanding of Chinese medicine and the channels, although this is not necessary to benefit from the day.

A video of the neigong and the five zang practices will be made available to participants after the workshop.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and flat soft-soled shoes. There will be a one-hour lunch break.

Booking details
Suitable for students of Chinese Medicine and practitioners.
There are a limited number of places on this course to ensure adequate one-to-one feedback. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email : cca@citycollege.ac.uk to check availability, and for payment details.

Cancellation policy:
Refunds: 100% up to 28 days prior to the seminar, 50% up to 14 days prior to the seminar. No refunds thereafter.
In case of emergency we reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case you would receive a full refund.

Healing with Chinese Dietary Therapy With Kate Henley 


Healing with Chinese Dietary Therapy
With Kate Henley


Wednesday May 18th 2022 – 10am – 5pm – £95
or
Saturday June 11th 2022 – 10am – 5pm – £95

This one-day course will cover Chinese Dietary Therapy and how to implement these techniques into your practice to help improve your patient’s health outcomes.

This one day intensive workshop is aimed at students, post-graduates and practitioners and aims to supplement and deepen their dietary ‘Yang Sheng’ advice for clinic.


The course will include:

• An introduction into Chinese dietary concepts
• A brief history of dietary therapy
• Discussions on healthy and unhealthy eating patterns and habits
• An exploration of the directions, flavours and temperatures of common foods
• How to eat seasonally
• Helpful recipes
• How to address specific patterns with dietary advice
• The importance of how we eat

This is a collaborative and interactive day. Kate is passionate about living and eating in tune with the seasons and has wide and practical knowledge about how to introduce seasonal changes to support health. The course will include recipes that can be used to underpin change using the 5 Element model.

The course will take place in person at The City College of Acupuncture.


If you have any further questions and for booking please email kate@thewayofliving.co.uk

Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach


Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian
Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach

with Alex Brazkiewicz

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2022, 9am to 5.30pm

The hardest part in any treatment is correct diagnosis. Channel palpation was a major part of diagnosis in the classical physician’s repertoire, where the physiology of the channels (applied channel theory) was studied alongside zang fu, yin/yang and wu xing. In addition, the beauty of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) is the wide array of modalities available to treat the patient – including Acupuncture, Tuina, Herbs, Moxibustion, Ba Guan, Gua Sha, Bleeding, Qi Gong and Tai Qi.

This 2 -day workshop is practically based and has been designed to enable a practitioner to utilize channel palpation together with applied channel theory and to integrate them with modern western diagnostic methods and the various modalities of TEAM to increase accurate diagnosis and treatment of Channel Sinew and Musculoskeletal conditions.

The course includes class notes and an advised pre-read package (forwarded on receipt of payment) and will be limited to 16 participants to maximise the practical time and individual feedback.

Alex Brazkiewicz is an Acupuncturist and Tuina practitioner, Osteopath, Paramedic, martial arts student & teacher. Alex has a clinic in Worcester where he operates a community-based system.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture practitioners Tuina practitioners and also final year students of either discipline
(with 1 day zoom session available at various times before then – dates on website)

Cost: £250

Bookings: For further information, click to https://www.eastwesthealth-hub.com/training

Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach


Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions using Traditional East Asian
Medicine and Western Medicine – An Integrated Approach

with Alex Brazkiewicz

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2022, 9am to 5.30pm

The hardest part in any treatment is correct diagnosis. Channel palpation was a major part of diagnosis in the classical physician’s repertoire, where the physiology of the channels (applied channel theory) was studied alongside zang fu, yin/yang and wu xing. In addition, the beauty of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) is the wide array of modalities available to treat the patient – including Acupuncture, Tuina, Herbs, Moxibustion, Ba Guan, Gua Sha, Bleeding, Qi Gong and Tai Qi.

This 2 -day workshop is practically based and has been designed to enable a practitioner to utilize channel palpation together with applied channel theory and to integrate them with modern western diagnostic methods and the various modalities of TEAM to increase accurate diagnosis and treatment of Channel Sinew and Musculoskeletal conditions.

The course includes class notes and an advised pre-read package (forwarded on receipt of payment) and will be limited to 16 participants to maximise the practical time and individual feedback.

Alex Brazkiewicz is an Acupuncturist and Tuina practitioner, Osteopath, Paramedic, martial arts student & teacher. Alex has a clinic in Worcester where he operates a community-based system.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture practitioners Tuina practitioners and also final year students of either discipline
(with 1 day zoom session available at various times before then – dates on website)

Cost: £250

Bookings: For further information, click to https://www.eastwesthealth-hub.com/training

From Hand to Needle: The Practical Application of Essential Needle Techniques Including Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky and Channel Travelling


With Zarig and Conny Cooper
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022, 10am-5pm

There is so much more to needling technique than “turning the needle clockwise or counterclockwise, and using your intention”!

Whether we’re treating insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, or hot flushes, one of the key factors that will influence the outcome of an acupuncture treatment are the practitioner’s clinical skills.

As acupuncturists, we should be constantly evaluating our level of clinical skills: can we manipulate each needle to achieve a clear outcome for the patient? Can we tangibly cool or warm a patient using only our hands/needles? Can we instantly activate the digestion or relieve pressure in an area? Can we deeply and reliably calm an agitated patient within a few seconds of starting a treatment?

Improving these tangible skills is a crucial way of achieving better clinical outcomes.
• We will start with instruction on specific DaoYin exercises and will de-mystify and illustrate how these exercises help develop our sensitivity to Qi and our ability to manipulate it
• We will then cover needle techniques such as Burning Mountain, Cooling Sky and Channel Travelling. They belong in every modern practitioner’s repertoire of needling skills as fundamental and profound ways of working with the patient’s health through warming (tonifying), cooling (draining), and flowing (coursing the Qi)
• We will also cover various types of bodywork, which lay the foundation for a practitioner to understand and work on a patient’s body.

Prerequisites: Practitioners or students of acupuncture
Course dates: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2022, 10am-5pm
Cost: Earlybird is £180 for the 2-day course if paid by 26th February, after that £200

ZarigConny Cooper are long-term students of Andrew Nugent-Head. They are part of his teaching team, travelling internationally to assist at his seminars

For more details and to book, please visit http://yidaoclinic.co.uk/needletechnique-marchcpd/

Ashi Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions: Rearranging the landscape of the body with bodywork and acupuncture


With Zarig and Conny Cooper
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022, 10am-5pm

It is a great shame that Ashi treatment is often poorly understood, as it is an essential aspect of acupuncture treatment. When done correctly, it can yield significant results remarkably quickly, often in just one or two sessions – even for chronic conditions.

Ashi treatment is the bulk of physical treatment that we do. Most of our referrals at Yi Dao Clinic come from successful Ashi work, and we regularly receive GP referrals for physical conditions for it. This course was set up as we hope to spread the usage of high-quality Ashi work in the UK. At the end of it, participants will have the understanding and skill to perform simple Ashi treatments and start building up experience of using this remarkable way of treating.

There are several Ashi techniques and skills that should be mastered and then combined for an effective treatment.
• DaoYin exercises. We will start with instruction on specific DaoYin exercises and will de-mystify and illustrate how these exercises help develop our sensitivity to Qi and our ability to manipulate it
• Palpation. This is in our opinion by far the most important skill that a practitioner can develop. We will practice identifying Ashi points and areas on the body. We will discuss what constitues an ‘injury’ and how to manually feel for imbalances in the body
• Sparrow Pecking Technique. Perhaps the most well known of the Ashi needle techniques.
• Spreading Needle Technique. When using Spreading Technique, the aim is to release Qi trapped in a local area causing buildup there. This is a gentle technique used to release tension slowly in a soothing manner
• Gathering Needle Technique. Gathering Technique is used when we want to bring Qi and Blood to a local area. This may be an end in itself, or in preparation for using another technique such as sparrow-pecking.

We will also cover 3 bodywork techniques: Point Pressing, Traction, and Deep Qi with Vibrating.
• Point Pressing is the manipulation of a point using our fingers only.
• Traction is a physical manipulation which gently lengthens the musculoskeletal system, allowing it to relax and reset. Of great importance is the skill of “riding the traction”, ie feeling the body as it lengthens and releases and constantly adjusting the traction to keep it at the optimal level
• Deep Qi. This is a deeply settling technique which puts the patient into a very relaxed, lulled state. Often patients will comment that this is their favourite part of the treatment! We will learn how to practice this technique on different body areas with added vibrating
• Joint Mobilisations. Not to be confused with the rapid manipulations performed by chiropractors or osteopaths. Appropriate joint mobilisation following needling or heavy bodywork is essential for successful Ashi treatments.

Prerequisites: Practitioners or students of acupuncture
Course dates: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022, 10am-5pm
Cost: Earlybird is £180 for the 2-day course if paid by 25th May, after that £200

Zarig and Conny Cooper are long-term students of Andrew Nugent-Head. They are part of his teaching team, travelling internationally to assist at his seminars

For more details and to book, please visit http://yidaoclinic.co.uk/ashi-junecpd/

Managing the Menopause with Acupuncture With Paul Johnson Saturday April 23rd 2022, 10am – 5pm – £95


Managing the Menopause with Acupuncture
With Paul Johnson

Saturday April 23rd 2022, 10am – 5pm – £95

This one day course covers the main complaints and complications that women may face during the menopause. Commonly encountered symptoms are explained and explored in terms of TCM treatments with reference to both historical sources and contemporary research. This course is suitable for
• Third year students and recent graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area
• More experienced practitioners who may already be treating these issues but who would like to deepen their knowledge (a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine is essential)

Course Outline:

An Introduction to the Menopause
• Menopause Facts and Figures
• Western Medical Explanation of the Menopause
• Medically Induced Menopause
• Cultural Differences
• Hormone Replacement Therapy
• The TCM of HRT
Underlying TCM Concepts
• TCM Aetiology and Pathology
• The Seven Year Cycles
• Jing, Tian gui, Ren and Chong mai
• Aetiology and Lifestyle Factors
Most Commonly Encountered TCM Patterns
• Differentiation and Treatment
Menopause Related Conditions
• Hot Flushes
• Interrupted Sleep and Night Sweats
• Anxiety, Depression and Altered Moods
• Urinary conditions
• Vaginal Atrophy, Vulvodynia
• Weight Gain
• Shoulder Pain
• Osteoporosis

Learning will be supported throughout with case studies.

For more information and to book, please contact pauljohnsonacupuncture@gmail.com

Previous attendees to Paul’s courses say:
• “An excellent summary of the menopause from the Chinese Medicine standpoint and also including valuable research references and Western medical info.”
• ” An insightful summary of the challenges of treating patients going through the menopause. One of the only succinct collections of TCM, biomedicine and current research ideas on the menopause available in one day to my knowledge!”
• “Clear, informative notes, interesting facts and research article links. Very enjoyable day!”

Paul Johnson LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, BA (Hons), PGCertLTHE, AHEA, AFN he has taught acupuncture for 22 years and has a special interest in treating women’s health issues.

ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY AND IVF SUPPORT – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022, 10am– 5pm – £190


ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY AND IVF SUPPORT
with Paul Johnson

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022, 10am– 5pm – £190

Accredited by the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)

This two-day seminar will review both the Western Medical and TCM understanding of the menstrual cycle and will cover ways of boosting natural fertility and supporting IVF with acupuncture. It will look at troubleshooting so-called ‘unexplained’ infertility, an area where TCM can be of great benefit. This seminar will also cover all the Western medical jargon and test results that you need to understand to be able to speak to your patients with confidence. Case studies will be used to consolidate learning.

Attendees of this course are eligible for membership of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN).

This course is suitable for
• Third year students and recent graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area
• More experienced practitioners who may already be offering these services but who would like to deepen their knowledge (a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine is essential)

Day 1: Saturday May 21st 10am– 5pm
• Defining Infertility
• Western Medical Review of the Menstrual Cycle
o Common Tests, and an Introduction to Understanding Test Results
• TCM Review of the Menstrual Cycle
• TCM Infertility Patterns
• Using a BBT Chart to Aid Diagnosis
• The Emotional Impact of Infertility
o The Importance of Treating the Heart
o Cortisol – ‘Pregnancy Stress Syndrome’?
• Preconception Care and Advice
o Natural Ways to Boost Fertility
o How to Plot Fertile Days

Day 2: Sunday May 22nd, 10am– 5pm
• ART Facts and Figures
• Predicting Ovarian reserve
• ART Terminology, Medications and Protocols
o IVF 21Day Cycle Overview
o Flare Overview
• How To Combine Acupuncture and IVF
o Pre IVF Care, During IVF Care/ The Paulus Protocol/ Waiting for the Pregnancy Test
• The Safe Use of Acupuncture and Herbs During ART
• Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
• Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF) in ART
• The Treatment of Male Infertility/ Sub fertility

For more information and to book, please contact pauljohnsonacupuncture@gmail.com

Previous attendees say:
• ” A relaxed and friendly deliverance of the material made it possible for people to contribute without feeling ignorant about the subject.”
• “I had little knowledge of IVF protocols etc. previously, so I am a hundred times more confident to tackle the terminology and procedures now.”
• “I particularly liked the discussions concerning experiences of the other course participants and additional information they added to the detailed course notes.”

Paul Johnson LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, BA (Hons), PGCertLTHE, AHEA, AFN wrote “Creating a New Life: the Uterus is the Second Heart” in the Spring 18 issue of Acu. He has taught acupuncture for 22 years and specialises in treating infertility and offering IVF support.

Needles and Bumps – Acupuncture for Common Conditions in Pregnancy – Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2022, 10am- 5pm


Needles and Bumps – Acupuncture for Common Conditions in Pregnancy
with Paul Johnson

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2022, 10am- 5pm – £190

This two-day course covers the main complaints and complications that women may face during pregnancy. Western medical conditions are explained and explored in terms of TCM treatments with reference to historical sources and contemporary research.

This course is suitable for
• Third year students and new graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area
• More experienced practitioners who may already be offering these services but who would like to deepen their knowledge

Day 1: Saturday March 19th, 10am – 5pm
• Pregnancy Acupuncture
• Western Medical and TCM Considerations, and Red Flags
• TCM Organs, Substances and Vessels
• Morning Sickness, Hyperemesis
• Fatigue and exhaustion
• Habitual and Threatened Miscarriage
• Pre-eclampsia

Day 2: Sunday March 20th, 10am – 5pm
• Musculoskeletal Pain – PGD, Sciatica, Gestational CTS
• Sinusitis
• Anxiety and Depression, Insomnia, and Feelings of Suffocation
• Turning a Breech
• Pre-birth Acupuncture and Cervical Ripening
• Induction

Paul Johnson LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, BA (Hons), PGCertLTHE, AHEA, AFN has taught acupuncture for over 20 years and specialises in treating infertility and offering IVF and pregnancy support.

For more information and to book, please contact pauljohnsonacupuncture@gmail.com

Previous attendees to Paul’s courses say:
• ” Everything you wanted to know about problems during pregnancy but never dared ask – theory and practice..”
• “Great couple of days. The material was top-notch, the notes were comprehensive and easy to understand”
• “Wonderful learning, very clearly presented, great notes – just do it!”