Approved for 15 CEUs/ PDAs for NCCAOM and most states’ recertification
Approved for 15 CEU/PDAs credits through the State of California
One of the most important skills that any acupuncturist can have is the ability to relieve pain. While our schools give us basic training in the use of needles and an introduction to using adjunctive therapies such as moxa, cupping, external herbal applications, and bleeding, few programs cover moxa, cupping, external herbal applications, and bleeding in detail. If you didn’t learn enough about these therapies in your acupuncture training, take this course and improve your clinical effectiveness by learning more about these often neglected but very powerful techniques.
This course covers:
- What you must know about pain to treat it effectively
- How to use root and branch treatments together to conquer pain
- When to use and when not to use: needles, moxa, cupping, bleeding, seven star hammer, and massage
- Blood stasis signs, symptoms, and treatments
- Bleeding techniques and when they’re appropriate
- Special moxa points and their specific uses
- Cupping techniques and applications
- How to do channel-based diagnosis
- Safe blood-handling techniques
- How to use a dozen types of heat therapy and when each is most applicable
- Treating complex and chronic pain: what to do when all else fails
Plus: more than 100 pages of notes, translations, research, treatment materials, and instructional DVD
Recommended Reading (not required):
A Handbook of Patterns & Treatments by Dan Finney & Bob Flaws, $29.95
Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist by Miriam Lee, $19.95
Available from Redwing Books 800-873-3946
Introduction to Meridian Therapy: Japanese Classical Acupuncture by Denmei Shudo
Gua Sha: A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice by Arya Nielsen
Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide by Stephen Birch and Junko Ida
About your instructor:
Honora Wolfe began her studies in alternative health in 1975, becoming a founder and the first director of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, where she worked full time until the end of 1980. Her son was born in 1981 and she took a break of several years to be a full time "Mom." It was during these stay-at-home years that Honora worked with Bob Flaws to found Blue Poppy Press, the first publication of which came out in 1982.
In 1988, after three trips to China to study tuina medical massage at the Shanghai College of TCM and the completion of her acupuncture training and clinical apprenticeships, Honora passed the NCCAOM exam and began her private clinical practice, which continued until 2001. By then however, Blue Poppy had grown considerably, adding new divisions and product lines as well as several employees. At that point, Bob and Honora decided to focus their energies on translating and publishing medical texts and research from Chinese source materials as well as teaching at seminars and conferences all over the US and Europe.
In addition to her focus of teaching courses on adjunctive therapies such as tuina protocols, bleeding techniques, and moxibustion, in 2003 Honora began a side specialty in practice management and success courses. She continues to write, lecture, and consult on subjects related to the business of acupuncture.