What You Get
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
REGULATIONS Approved: California (1), Florida (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1)
Course Overview
There are valid TCM industry concerns about the carcinogens emitted by 'sidestream' Moxa smoke. What are the effects of these carcinogens being inhaled by practitioners, staff members and patients ? both short-term and long-term ? in the closed-up confines of a clinic space? Despite 2,500 years of therapeutic usage, Moxibustion cannot escape the modern scrutiny of all combustible smoke inhalation risks, due to the awareness created by Tobacco smoking fatalities. Since the 1950s the ongoing Tobacco health crisis has prompted the refinement of research methods to confirm the causality between smoking ? as in 'active' or 'passive' smoking - and Lung Cancer. This course explores the types of research directed towards the analysis of Moxa smoke in the clinic setting, especially those reputable research methods borrowed from the Tobacco industry. It highlights the relative lack of Epidemiology studies as the major weak area in Moxa smoke research. Mitigation methods are recommended for TCM practitioners using Moxibustion regularly in the workplace. But the main focus is on the modern thermal substitutes in the form of Infrared lamps and hand-held devices, for Moxa-averse practitioners wishing to follow the 'precautionary principle'.
  • Be informed of the industry concerns surrounding the inhalation of Moxa smoke in the clinic workspace.
  • Be able to identify the research methods used to confirm causality between Tobacco ?smoking? and Lung Cancer.
  • Understand how the TCM industry can borrow from well-established causality studies to analyse the impacts of Moxa smoke inhalation in the workplace.
  • Obtain a template for future ?risk management' in terms of either mitigation strategies or modern thermal substitutes.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Despite 2,500 years of usage, Moxibustion cannot escape the modern scrutiny of all combustible smoke inhalation risks, due to the awareness created by the Tobacco health crisis. Out of this health crisis came a solid foundation of causality studies.

    15 min - 30 min

    Using a well-thumbed list of research methods borrowed from the tobacco industry, it is possible to apply these findings to Moxibustion impacts. A glaring omission, however, in Moxa smoke research, is the scarcity of long-term Epidemiology studies.

    30 min - 45 min

    Having seen that specific cancers have been linked to toxic compounds in Tobacco smoke, some of which are also found in Moxa smoke, it is imperative to ulitise the Precautionary Principle until the scientific evidence is fully presented.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Fortunately for Moxa-averse TCM practitioners, there are modern heating substitutes such as Infrared lamps. But these new devices require ongoing research to assess whether they heat the Acupoints as effectively as traditional Moxibustion has done.

    What People Are Saying

    A must watch for all TCM practitioners

    Vaughn R.- Australia

    I found the course very interesting and enjoyable. I would never have thought of mix?s as a potential carcinogen, but it makes sense! Highly recommend!

    Bernadette W.- Australia

    This course should be attended by all TCM practitioners for their occupational health and safety in the practice of their profession.

    LUZVIMINDA A.- Australia

    Safeguard Your Clinic Workspace Series 1 - Course 1

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    About Sue Nelson

    Sue Nelson B.A, B.TCM has been a passionate researcher in a range of eclectic healing therapies since her Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) training in the 1980s. Describing herself as a ‘country girl’, Sue has been in continuous clinical practice in the Noosa hinterland for the best part of 3 decades. Teaching accomplishments include the delivery of several TCM subjects at 2 prominent Brisbane Acupuncture colleges in the mid-1990s. Sue was the foundation lecturer for the first intake of Acupuncture students at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) in 1995. Her compilation of curriculum lesson plans for the year 1 and 2 TCM subjects formed the foundation for all subsequent lecture material at the college. Sue’s clinic style remains a mix of traditional and musculo-skeletal approaches incorporating Acupuncture, Infrared heat therapy, Chinese Massage and Chinese Herbal formula prescribing. She also offers cell detoxification protocols based on Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis charts and other cross-pollinating disciplines. Sue’s other passion is writing, both fiction and non-fiction. She is looking forward to completing her book on Thyroid function, written from an holistic viewpoint incorporating historical, western medicine, chinese medicine and naturopathic perspectives, with surprising conclusions. Being a teacher with the Net of Knowledge team represents a wonderful opportunity to share practical and innovative insights with a worldwide audience of like-minded practitioners.

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