Net of Knowledge is an exciting, new continuing education platform built specifically for TCM and integrative health practitioners.
We are industry stakeholders who have come together from around the globe with a common mission: to inspire and support practitioners like you in your pursuit of knowledge and growth, so you can keep giving more to the patients and communities you support.
Come learn from some of the brightest minds of our field in our engaging digital environment.
To support your continuous self-development, we wanted to make it easier for you to keep learning from the teachers you love, even when you don’t need the CEUs. A lot of time goes into making the quiz and certificate applications for a course—if you don’t need it, why pay for it?
If you see a course or series you’re interested in, but aren’t sure if you need it towards your CEUs, just purchase the ‘Course Only’ or 'Series Only' option, and start learning right away! If you decide you need the CEUs at a later time, you can purchase the CEU add-on then.
Please note, CEU add-ons can only be applied if you have the course or series in your account, to begin with. If you buy a CEU add-on on its own, you will need to go back and buy the course or series respectively.
You have selected CEUs ONLY option. The CEU add-ons can only be applied to courses you already have in your Net of Knowledge account.
If you have purchased a CEUs ONLY option first by accident, you can come back here and purchase the COURSE ONLY option, and they will link back up automatically.
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.
Traditional Japanese Moxibustion (Okyu) Therapy Series - Course 1
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.
After checking out, your email address will be sent to Net of Knowledge securely and you will gain instant access to your course. If you do not have a Net of Knowledge account yet, one will be created for you automatically and you will receive an email with a link to set up your password. Log in to your account at netofknowledge.com and start learning!Unlimited Access & CEUS
You will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.Cancellation Policy
Please note we do not offer refunds for our recorded online courses/webinars.Note
This recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording ? it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.