Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues


Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues
Two day live practical workshop for acupuncturist
Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th September 2020
 
In this two day workshop for acupuncturists I hope to inspire you to use your hands as well as your needles and to rediscover the power and clinical effectiveness of Moxibustion.
 
The workshop will be practical. I want to share with you key Tui na and Moxa techniques that you can integrate easily and naturally with acupuncture. The techniques that I find highly effective in the treatment of women’s health issues. 
 
Using Tui na in clinic gives me flexibility in the treatment space.  Entire channels can be opened, dredged and cleared. Important points that are sometimes too sensitive to be stimulated with the needle can be activated with thumbs or hands. The effect on the Qi is tangible to the patient, powerful but grounded and reassuring. 
 
I use my hands on local areas significant to the movement of breath, Qi, Blood and emotion while distal needles are in place. Often I work in the sacrum, pelvis, chest and diaphragm. And always in the abdomen. Working in the abdomen with the patient’s breath I use pressing (An fa), kneading (Rou fa), vibrating (Zhen fa) and rocking to release congestion, adhesion and knotted tense fascia. 
 
In my experience, menstrual and fertility problems often involve the unconscious storing of emotions which can damage the Blood and lead to congestion and tightening of the abdominal fascia. Accumulation and stagnation of Qi, Blood and pathogenic factors can lead to Zheng Jia (Concretions and Conglomerations) such as ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids, infertility and PMT. Working physically and energetically in the abdomen is a wonderful way to keep Qi and Blood flowing freely.
 
All acupuncture needling techniques have evolved from Chinese Massage therapy.  Before needles, ancient shamans and healers used their hands and smouldering herbs like Moxa (mugwort), to stimulate points and channels to affect Qi, Blood and Shen. It’s unfortunate that Moxa is now rather underused in the West, as its therapeutic effects in clinic are impressive.   
 
Tui na is the grandmother of all forms of bodywork that exist today. Both physical bodywork and subtle energy medicine, it’s broad and deep in its therapeutic range.  Learning Tui na will bring new scope and inspiration to your practice and what’s more, patients love it!  
 
During this two day live practical workshop for acupuncturists you will
·          Acquire simple, practical and effective Tui na routines and Moxa prescriptions for the most common women’s health issues
·          Be able to integrate these skills confidently into your current acupuncture practice
·          Experience alternative methods for accessing Qi and stimulating points
·          Improve your needling techniques and sensitivity 
·          Improve palpation skills, bodywork confidence and experience the importance of therapeutic touch
·          Discover how to open, clear and dredge entire channels to guide Qi along the pathways
·          Learn techniques for releasing the 3 Jiao – sacrum/pelvis, chest/diaphragm and abdomen and how these relate to women’s health and fertility
·          Learn how and where to apply Moxa – rice grain Moxa, Moxa on ginger, and salt Moxa – for warming/moving stasis of Qi and Blood, drying dampness, resolving Phlegm and nourishing deficiency
·          Acquire Tui na and Moxibustion techniques for harmonising the menstrual cycle
 
Previous feedback from this course
 
“I absolutely loved this course!  I found it full of information that I’ve been incorporating into my practice daily and also very inspiring.  The handouts were great.  Very succinct and easy to refer back to.  The teachers were incredible. Very knowledgeable but also incredibly nice and open to any questions.  Altogether I would highly recommend it to anyone!”
~2017 Student
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed your course. I have already incorporated the tui na over the past 2 days and my clients love it! Your way of teaching works for me. I love the fact that we as students have so much hands on. Theory is great, however, my mind retains and learns more when I am actively incorporating the technique as the reasons for it are being explained. Loved it. The notes are concise and complete.”
~2018 Student
 
“I truly enjoyed Sarah’s workshop on Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues.  Sarah is an excellent instructor and is extremely knowledgeable & approachable. She explained the course material in an easy to follow manner & provided lots of demonstration.  The workshop included invaluable hands-on experience to practice tuina & moxa techniques and I was able to apply the information learned in my clinic setting right away.  I highly recommend Sarah Pritchard’s workshops and look forward to attending more in the future!”
~2017 Student 
Instructor: Sarah Pritchard Lic.AC  MBAcC. Dip. Tui Na Clin. Cert. Tui Na (Nanjing)
Date: Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th September 2020
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: City College of Acupuncture, University House, 55 East Road, London, N1 6AH
Fee: £195 (early bird price until Friday 28th February 2020), £220 thereafter
Refunds/Cancellations:
Refunds for cancellations will incur a £30 administration fee.
Refunds: 100% (minus the £30 administration fee) up to 2 lunar months (56 days) prior to the seminar, 50% (minus administration fee) up to 28 days prior to the seminar. Unfortunately, I can’t give any refunds for cancellations given with less than 28 days’ notice.
In case of emergency I reserve the right to cancel the workshop, obviously if this were the case you would receive a full refund.

Managing the Menopause with Acupuncture


Saturday May 9th 2020 @ 10.00am to 5.00pm £95

With Paul Johnson

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

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture third year students and graduates

Cost: £95

For more information please download the itinerary on this page or contact

pauljohnsonacupuncture@gmail.com

Managing the Menopause Poster May 2020

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support


Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support

with Paul Johnson

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April, 9.30am to 5.00pm

Accredited by the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)

FERTILITY & IVF April 2020

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. A detailed outline of the day’s topics and an application form are in the attached document. Learning will be consolidated with case studies.

This seminar is suitable for third year students and graduates with an interest in learning more about this specialism. Acupuncture has become increasingly used to treat infertility and support IVF over the past decade and provides a large part of many acupuncturists’ income.

Attendees of this course will be eligible for membership of the Acupuncture Fertility Network.

Pre-requisites: Acupuncture third year students and graduates

Cost: £190

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

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


Saturday March 14th 10.00am – 4.00pm £60

with Peter Deadman

Drawn from Peter’s 30-year’s 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 kdavies@citycollege.ac.uk or cca@citycollege.ac.uk to check availability and 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.

The Three Step System of Chinese Pulse Reading


February 29th – March 1st, 10.00am – 5.00pm   £190

With Frances Turner

Pulse reading is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching Chinese medicine. Each student needs significant individual input from their tutors to understand how to consistently name a tactile sensation. In the 3 Step System workshops, students are taught to name the pulse accurately and objectively according to the parameters laid out by the 28 Pulses of Chinese medicine, using the 3 Step System of Chinese Pulse Reading.

Many aspects of pulse reading are not subjective, and these workshops have proved time and again that if the naming system is clearly understood by everyone, a group of people will feel the same thing on the same pulse. This gives us a common language and enables us to communicate with each other about the pulse in a way that can help us develop and grow our practice.

Frances did her MPhil on the Language of Chinese medicine in English (see her European Journal of Oriental Medicine article, Summer 2004), and it was this work that alerted her to the possibility of clarifying pulse reading by using language clearly related to the Chinese characters. She has also spent a lifetime developing the sense of touch both in music and in healing work, and she gives space and weight to the intuitive sense many of us get from the pulse.

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 kdavies@citycollege.ac.uk or cca@citycollege.ac.uk to check availability and 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.

Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues


Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues
Two day live practical workshop for acupuncturists
 
In this two day workshop for acupuncturists I hope to inspire you to use your hands as well as your needles and to rediscover the power and clinical effectiveness of Moxibustion.
 
The workshop will be practical. I want to share with you key Tui na and Moxa techniques that you can integrate easily and naturally with acupuncture. The techniques that I find highly effective in the treatment of women’s health issues. 
 
Using Tui na in clinic gives me flexibility in the treatment space.  Entire channels can be opened, dredged and cleared. Important points that are sometimes too sensitive to be stimulated with the needle can be activated with thumbs or hands. The effect on the Qi is tangible to the patient, powerful but grounded and reassuring. 
 
I use my hands on local areas significant to the movement of breath, Qi, Blood and emotion while distal needles are in place. Often I work in the sacrum, pelvis, chest and diaphragm. And always in the abdomen. Working in the abdomen with the patient’s breath I use pressing (An fa), kneading (Rou fa), vibrating (Zhen fa) and rocking to release congestion, adhesion and knotted tense fascia. 
 
In my experience, menstrual and fertility problems often involve the unconscious storing of emotions which can damage the Blood and lead to congestion and tightening of the abdominal fascia. Accumulation and stagnation of Qi, Blood and pathogenic factors can lead to Zheng Jia (Concretions and Conglomerations) such as ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids, infertility and PMT. Working physically and energetically in the abdomen is a wonderful way to keep Qi and Blood flowing freely.
 
All acupuncture needling techniques have evolved from Chinese Massage therapy.  Before needles, ancient shamans and healers used their hands and smouldering herbs like Moxa (mugwort), to stimulate points and channels to affect Qi, Blood and Shen. It’s unfortunate that Moxa is now rather underused in the West, as its therapeutic effects in clinic are impressive.   
 
Tui na is the grandmother of all forms of bodywork that exist today. Both physical bodywork and subtle energy medicine, it’s broad and deep in its therapeutic range.  Learning Tui na will bring new scope and inspiration to your practice and what’s more, patients love it!  
 
During this two day live practical workshop for acupuncturists you will
·          Acquire simple, practical and effective Tui na routines and Moxa prescriptions for the most common women’s health issues
·          Be able to integrate these skills confidently into your current acupuncture practice
·          Experience alternative methods for accessing Qi and stimulating points
·          Improve your needling techniques and sensitivity 
·          Improve palpation skills, bodywork confidence and experience the importance of therapeutic touch
·          Discover how to open, clear and dredge entire channels to guide Qi along the pathways
·          Learn techniques for releasing the 3 Jiao – sacrum/pelvis, chest/diaphragm and abdomen and how these relate to women’s health and fertility
·          Learn how and where to apply Moxa – rice grain Moxa, Moxa on ginger, and salt Moxa – for warming/moving stasis of Qi and Blood, drying dampness, resolving Phlegm and nourishing deficiency
·          Acquire Tui na and Moxibustion techniques for harmonising the menstrual cycle
 
Previous feedback from this course
 
“I absolutely loved this course!  I found it full of information that I’ve been incorporating into my practice daily and also very inspiring.  The handouts were great.  Very succinct and easy to refer back to.  The teachers were incredible. Very knowledgeable but also incredibly nice and open to any questions.  Altogether I would highly recommend it to anyone!”
~2017 Student
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed your course. I have already incorporated the tui na over the past 2 days and my clients love it! Your way of teaching works for me. I love the fact that we as students have so much hands on. Theory is great, however, my mind retains and learns more when I am actively incorporating the technique as the reasons for it are being explained. Loved it. The notes are concise and complete.”
~2018 Student
 
“I truly enjoyed Sarah’s workshop on Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems & Fertility Issues.  Sarah is an excellent instructor and is extremely knowledgeable & approachable. She explained the course material in an easy to follow manner & provided lots of demonstration.  The workshop included invaluable hands-on experience to practice tuina & moxa techniques and I was able to apply the information learned in my clinic setting right away.  I highly recommend Sarah Pritchard’s workshops and look forward to attending more in the future!”
~2017 Student 
 
 
Instructor: Sarah Pritchard Lic.AC  MBAcC. Dip. Tui Na Clin. Cert. Tui Na (Nanjing)
Date: Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th January 2020
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: City College of Acupuncture, University House, 55 East Road, London, N1 6AH
Fee: £195 (early bird price until Friday 6th December 2019), £220 thereafter
 
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 I reserve the right to cancel the workshop, obviously if this were the case you would receive a full refund.

CCA Open Days and Evenings


CCA will be holding a Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday August 11th, 6.30 – 8pm. Booking is essential!
Come along and meet senior members of staff who will talk about what it is like to train at The City College of Acupuncture.

Hear their inspirational stories and get an insight in to what makes CCA a great place to study.

Our three-year acupuncture courses run across two days in college each week with additional home study.

  • Study acupuncture with us on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in September 2020