What You Get
Approved: Florida (7), IVAS (7), NCCAOM (7), Standard Certificate (7) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 7 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Seminar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
In the course we will cover:

GENERAL INFORMATION ON MOXIBUSTION: The many positive effects include: return to homeostasis, resistance to disease, sleep is improved, appetite is restored, general well-being improved, bowel elimination regulated, regulation of autonomic nervous system, improve blood circulation, improve mobility, increase energy, softens hardened tissue, relieves pain, reduces inflammation, relieves hard knots due to overuse and repetitive movement that causes degeneration and hardening in the tissues, and inspires longevity.

HISTORY: Many historians believe the practice of moxibustion to date back to antiquity and Neolithic times. The Shih Ching (Book of Odes), circa 7th century BC, has a reference to the gathering of mugwort, but no indication as to its use. One of the earliest medical references occurs in the Ming Tzu, which dates to about 300 BC.

ARTEMISIA VULGARIS: Botanical Description, Prepartion, Harvesting, and Aging for various grades and uses.


CHINETSUKYU - CONE MOXA: Keiri Inoue developed this method of moxa. Onkyu or Warming Moxa is another name for Chinetsukyu. Chi = know. Netsu = heat. Kyu = moxa. Chinetsukyu is also translated as heat perception or sensing heat moxibustion. We cover treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.


KYUTOSHIN - NEEDLE HEAD MOXA: General rules, precautions, protocols and treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.
  • You will learn how East Asian Medicine theory using moxibustion applies to the modern world and current diseases. How moxa effects the physiology of the body and the mechanism of moxa producing a therapuetic effect.
  • We will cover the history of moxibustion and it own classical and modern texts. Learn where moxa comes from and the details of how it is grown, harvested and prepared to be used. Cover safety, precautions, contra-indications and home therapy.
  • Develop skills in two methods of moxibustion - Chinetsukyu Cone Moxa and Kyutoshin Needle Head Moxa. Learn how to choose correct moxa for these methods, how to roll and apply the moxa protocol. Specific precautions and various styles from Japan.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 1 hrs

    GENERAL INFORMATION ON MOXIBUSTION: How moxa works in homeostasis, immunity, sleep, appetite, well-being, bowel elimination, autonomic nervous system, blood circulation, mobility, energy, pain, inflammation, degeneration, and longevity.

    1 hrs - 2 hrs

    HISTORY: Trace history of moxibustion from antiquity and through various Classics such as The Shih Ching (Book of Odes) and Chiu Ching (Moxibustion Manual) through to Yellow Emperor's Ming Tang Moxa Text and modern Japanese moxibustion masters.

    2 hrs - 3 hrs

    ARTEMISIA VULGARIS: Study the botanical description, prepartion, harvesting, and aging of mugwort in Japan for various grades and uses. Determing the best moxa for the correct choice of usage and understanding the effect of moxa in various methods.

    3 hrs - 4 hrs

    GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS: When not to use moxa. Where not use moxa. Particular cases when to take particular care in moxa application. Expalining the differences of TCM concepts of moxa and traditional use in Japan.

    4 hrs - 5.5 hrs

    CHINETSUKYU - CONE MOXA: Explain terminology as related to its use. Origins and history. Explain size, density and how to roll the cone. How, when and where to apply cone moxa. Specific precautions. Treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.

    5.5 hrs - 7 hrs

    KYUTOSHIN - NEEDLE HEAD MOXA: General rules. Methods to roll moxa balls. Substituting smokeless moxa. Equipment. Applying moxa ball to needle. Safefty shields. Removal of ash and needle. Precautions. Treatment strategies from various styles in Japan.

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    About Paul Movsessian

    Paul Movsessian has been in practice since 1986. After graduation he moved from Australia to the USA to further his studies. His interest was in the Japanese style of acupuncture and moxibustion where he initially trained under Stephen Birch & Junko Ida, learning the treatment techniques of Dr. Manaka and Meridian Therapy. He also studied extensively with Kiiko Matsumoto, and was exposed to a wide variety of styles taught in Japan from various practitioners. From 1989 until 1996 he maintained a busy practice, lectured and undertook constant postgraduate studies. Some of his training included the study of Dr. Shen's pulse methods under Dr. Leon Hammer, Sôtai & Shiatsu from Kikuko Zutrau Miyazaki, and various Meridian Therapy styles. He continued his training in the Toyohari system of Meridian Therapy under the guidance of such teachers as Akihiro Takai, Shuho Taniuchi, Koryo Nakada, Shozo Takahashi, Akira Fukushima, Hideki Sagawa, Haruo Amano, and Toshio Yanagishita visiting Japan and Europe regularly. He was encouraged by Stephen Birch, that on his return to Australia he should continue teaching the material he so generously gave, hoping that Japanese style acupuncture and Dr. Manaka's work could begin to receive exposure and acceptance there. Since returning to Australia, Paul has been lecturing extensively across the country, and established a post graduate certificate course in Dr. Manaka's protocols. He continued to lecture in the USA, Canada, New Zealand bringing the foundations of the Japanese styles to Australia in 1997. In 2002 he established the Australasian Branch of the Toyohari Association for Australia and New Zealand with the collaboration of Dr. Ted Pearson and Michael Hook. He was the President for many years and then Academic Dean, Registered Academic Practitioner and a qualified teacher with the Toyo Hari Association of Japan until retiring from the Association to pursue the establishment of broader programs. He has had the privilege of being able to continue studying in Japan over many years under the guidance of some of the greatest teachers in various styles. In the Moxibustion Tradition this includes Shinma Hideo, son of Fukaya who is one of the greatest moxibustionists of Japan and inventor of the use of the bamboo tube. Hirato Motoshiro who developed the slotted bamboo tube and shield moxa technique. Sakmoto Koichi a fifth generation moxabustionist who has 150 year tradition in his family. Fukushima Tetsuya skilled in Fukaya style, Hata Minae who developed the Nepal Moxa Method, Yashikawa Masako who has developed the Yin Yang Taikyoku method, Sugiyama Isao a classical acupuncturists, and various other teachers that he has continued to study and learn from. Currently, Paul is running a successful clinic in the Blue Mountains in Australia and lecturing extensively to practitioners sharing many new treatment strategies and skills to integrate within their practice and produce powerful clinical results.

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