Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems and Fertility Issues
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022
10.00am - 5.30pm
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
184-186 Westcombe Hill London SE3 7DH
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
Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual Problems and Fertility Issues
£210 (early bird price until Friday 8th April 2022)
'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!'
'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.'
'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!'
'I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. I can’t tell you enough how much I loved doing a hands-on course like this. I felt like I learnt a lot but I also got to see it in action which I think is unique. I loved that 90% of the learning was done through doing. I think it made it more practical/functional to see what a treatment is like after having experienced it and given it myself.
Before this weekend I thought my confidence in practicing Tui na wouldn’t be that high afterwards because I expected techniques to be thrown our way but mostly spend time on theory…. BUT I’m happy to report that I gave my best friend a massage today and felt I knew exactly what I was doing which exceeded my prior expectations!'
'Thank you for sharing your passion with us while showing us patience as we learnt all about the magic of An mo. Without a doubt I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to further their understanding and connection with Qi, with the human body, and with the Dao.'
'Thank you again for the weekend. I’ve continued to incorporate more Tui na into my practice in the last few months and found that from digestive issues to menstrual cycles to emotional struggles, that abdominal Tui na is magical!'
'Thanks for all the teachings. I’ve put it into practice and have seen great results! I very much appreciated you teaching us the Qigong, in addition to everything else, having some tricks up my sleeve to be able to work effectively is great.'
My UK Tui na Diploma course consists of an 8 part live, in-person experiential journey taken over 18 months.
The online ‘Advanced Tui na for Acupuncturists’ course is the foundation and core learning material for this Diploma. Groups will be kept small (10 maximum), so we can keep an eye on everyone!
To register your interest or to apply for the next intake in the Autumn, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org