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Japanese Acupuncture Strategies For The Digestive System with Paul Movsessian

Sat 14 Aug 2010


Revitalize your practice and expand your ability to help your patients

Date Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August 2010

Location: Melbourne - Australian Shiatsu College

Japanese Acupuncture offers many alternative strategies in the treatment of GIT problems. The participants will be exposed to various styles giving them an opportunity to broaden their choices in the management of many common digestive system complaints. The treatment strategies we will cover belong to the remarkable case histories of Dr. Manaka, Kazuko Itaya, Kawai, Dr. Hukaya, Nagano Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto as well as Japanese moxibustion techniques of Isaburo Fukaya, Takeshi Sawada, & Bunshi Shirota. Written materials will be provided. Topics to be covered will be:

> Clearing Digestive Reflex Zones
> Wood (GB) invasion of Earth (Sp)
> Gall Stones and Gall Bladder Inflamation
> Heart Burn and Hyperacidity
> Colitis, Constipation and Hemorroids
> Gas, Bile and Digestive Juices
> Spastic Colon
> Indigestion and Ulcers
> Food Allergies and Food Poisoning
> Mouth and Gum disorders
> Japanese moxibustion techniques of Kazuko Itaya, Isaburo Fukaya, Takeshi Sawada, & Bunshi Shirota

This seminar will give us advanced treatment strategies to resolve the complications of the digestive system. As the workshop will involve as much hands-on practice as possible, the participants are required to have the following supplies:

> Acu-glide needles; Numbers 0 x 30, 1 x 30 and 2 x 40
> Kawai Triple By Pass Cords
> Manaka Ion Pumping Cords
> Alcohol wipes/swabs and cotton balls
> Gold grade moxa, incense sticks, lighter and moxa ring
> Semi pure grade moxa
> Micropore white tape (half inch)
> Intradermals 3mm
> Scissors, tweezers and half inch skin colored micropore tape
> Press Tacks

About Paul Movsessian

After graduation Paul moved from Australia to the USA to further his studies. His interest was in the Japanese style of acupuncture where he trained under Stephen Birch and Junko Ida, learning the treatment techniques of Dr. Manaka and Meridian Therapy. He also studied with Kiiko Matsumoto, and was exposed to a wide variety of styles taught in Japan. From 1989 until 1996 he maintained a busy practice, lectured and undertook constant postgraduate studies. His training included the study of Dr. Shen's pulse methods under Dr. Leon Hammer, Sôtai and Shiatsu from Kikuko Zutrau Miyazaki, as well as exposure to many visiting meridian therapists. He has continued his training in the Toyohari system of Meridian Therapy in Japan and Europe under the guidance of such teachers as Akihiro Takai, Shuho Taniuchi, Koryo Nakada, Shozo Takahashi, and Toshio Yanagishita the current President of Japan's Toyohari Association. Paul 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 could begin to receive exposure and acceptance there. Since his return, Paul has been managing a successful clinic and lecturing extensively to introduce the Japanese styles to practitioners in Australia. He has established a postgraduate certificate course in Dr. Manaka's protocols, in collaboration with Stephen Birch and Junko Ida, as well as setting up the Toyohari model and teaching it throughout Australia and NZ. He is currently the President of the Australasian Toyohari Branch, a Registered Academic Practitioner and a qualified teacher with the Toyo Hari Association of Japan.

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