The second course this year with Suzanne Robidoux will give us a deeper insight in using Moxabustion in our treatments.
In Chinese language, the two characters of 针灸 (zhen jiu) can not be separated and make one entity. “Zhen” meaning acupuncture or the act of needling, and “Jiu” meaning “moxibustion”.
It is a common quote from the Huang Di Nei Jing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor) which states: “If the disease can not be treated successfully with acupuncture; it will be treated with moxibustion.” Moxibustion and acupuncture are often regarded as two legs of one medical system; one can not go as far without the other. Unfortunately, moxibustion techniques have somehow been forgotten and are not so common in this era.
Dr. Robidoux has spent over 2 decades learning, developing and treating patients with various types of moxibustion treatment. She has used moxa treatments to save patients who were diagnosed with incurable diseases and were on the verge of death. Based on her clinical experience, she realised that Chinese medicine practitioners should always have the knowledge of moxa treatments available and fresh to offer to their patients.
In this seminar, Dr. Robidoux will bring you two full days of learning the importance and application of over 10 different types of moxibustion treatments as well as understand when to use which technique. From cold to heat syndromes, from excess to deficient patterns; from pain, prolapsed, inflammation, skin disorders and much more. While teaching these techniques, Dr. Robidoux will discuss some interesting case studies of severe pain, paralysis, anorexia and life threatening bleeding disorders as well as infertility and multiple sclerosis.
The second day of this seminar will be a practical day. Therefore the reason to put this course into the summer time, because we’ll work outside in a tent.