CPD courses for acupuncture

Shiatsu Skills for Acupuncture Practitioners. 3 Days

Jamie Hamilton MRSS(T) Lic.Ac. MBAcC

Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork style that offers acupuncturists a great way of extending our practice into bodywork. We meet the body and meridians of the patient in a completely new way, opening channels and points with stretches and different styles of pressure. Shiatsu is a bona fide method of working the qi that has impressive results! Additionally the addition of shiatsu to an acupuncture treatment can provide patients with a greater sense of nurture and wellbeing.

This ultra-practical intensive course explains and develops both the theory and practice of Shiatsu. A useful sequence of shiatsu bodywork to treat the neck and shoulders, and a and useful supine and prone sequence will be presented along with and understanding of the effective treatment of channels and points with acupressure allowing you to give a very reasonable, effective treatment to your patients. All together this course will allow you to understand and treat the channels in a new way as compared to standard acupuncture, both enhancing your current practice and possibly creating new lines of treatment. Most Shiatsu in Britain is practised on a futon, but our course teaches Shiatsu on a couch, so that you can apply this useful technique easily during your Acupuncture treatments. Eligibility: Suitable for Acupuncture Practitioners and 3rd year students.

Date: 27 - 29 March 2019  
Venue: East West College, Farnham
£285 (Limited places)  

“Being an acupuncturist I felt drawn to Shiatsu , which I believe fits in so well with Acupuncture. I was struggling to find a suitable course as most of the colleges offered acupuncture for shiatsu practitioners, but not the other way around. Luckily I came across the east west colleges website,  who offer just what I was looking for. The class was small which allowed time for extra questions and support and The college had a nice atmosphere and peaceful surroundings.
Jamie is such an enthusiastic teacher and his 3 family shiatsu method fits in so well with acupuncture. I would highly recommend this course to any acupuncturist who wish to learn a new way of looking at points and channels.”
Sue H.: "I learned so much more than just treating neck, back and shoulders; I enjoyed learning opening the channel & energy direction, plus how to treat sciatic pain".                                                                                                                                            

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In-Depth Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis. 2 Days.

Jamie Hamilton Lic. Ac.

This method of pulse diagnosis is easy to learn, clarifies underlying theory and shows hard to diagnose aspects such as the 5 Element constitution and 8 Extraordinary vessel imbalances.

The Mai Jing pulse diagnosis technique is presented in detail. It gives a clear picture of the 6 paired channels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and importantly gives an accurate reading of the elemental imbalance and CF. This latter aspect is quite a revolution for 5 element practice as the reading very much complements and corroborates findings of CSOE (colour, sound, odour, emotion). It also gives a special insight into the nature of Yin and Yang pulses. With a unique notation method and a clarification of the position and character of the pulse, we can re-discover the dynamic qualities of the pulse qualities that we already know.

With an enhanced method of pulse diagnosis that we are confident in, we can in turn better understand the meaning of certain important topics in Chinese Medicine theory.

I am confident that it will make a significant difference to your clinical results and enjoyment of practice.    

Seminar includes comprehensive notes, and a certificate on completion.

Eligibility: Suitable for Acupuncture Practitioners as well as Shiatsu practitioners and 3rd year students.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh.

Dates: 1 - 2 May 2019

Price: £190                                                                                                                                                              

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Elaine H: "I would thoroughly recommend studying here; it's tailored to your needs, very informative, and Jamie a very good source of information and a great teacher".

Applied Channel Theory: Advanced Classical Practical Skills. 2 Days.

Michael Phoenix Lic. Ac.

We are delighted to welcome again Michael Phoenix, to teach this two-day workshop. Additional to the principles of Applied Channel Theory, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, we will also explore diagnostic palpation of the channels - which includes treatment of points and channels with pressure and specialist pulse diagnosis - as well as other advanced classical treatment modalities: work on the Du channel, plucking technique and special Gua Sha techniques.

Attendance on this course will qualify graduates to attend the advanced workshop with Jason Robertson in November 2019.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 9-10 May 2019

Price: £190

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Interpreting the Twelve Zang Fu Organs of Chinese Medicine. 2 Days.

Deborah Woolf Lic. Ac.

Explore key characters and phrases related to the twelve zang fu organs to deepen your understanding of their function and dysfunction. This two day workshop will look at Chinese Medicine through the characters and reveal their meaning. Each zang fu organ has a 'cluster' of Chinese terms that are used specifically with it: for instance, the classics state to 'firm the spleen' rather than the looser idea of to 'tonify the spleen'. Chinese medical terminology represents a vital link to our interpretation of the Chinese Medicine itself.

East West College is delighted to invite guest lecturer Deborah Woolf to explain and bring to a wider audience the details of these essential characters. An experienced teacher of Classical Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, Deborah 's knowledge and love of the Chinese language enables direct interpretation for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 21-22 June 2019

Price: £190

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Advanced Applied Channel Theory with Jason Robertson 2019. 3 Day intensive

This Course is now full, but Jason will be back Mid-November 2020 for another advanced intensive, and we can take bookings for that now, please ask using the booking form.

Jason Robertson Ph. D. Lic. Ac.

We are excited to announce that in November Jason Robertson will visit us from Seattle to teach an in-depth advanced practice of Applied Channel Theory for the first time in the UK. The workshop will be based on his latest research and clinical experience as well on his PhD based on the writings of Dr Wang. The course is only available to postgraduate students who have already completed a previous Applied Channel theory 3-day course (either at East West College or elsewhere). Please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 7-9 November 2019. 9am to 6pm

Price for 3 days: £390                                                                                                                                          

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Wang's therory related to Tung and Tan styles?

In a word: "no". All three of these teachers did ephasise the need for palpation of channels and used ideas that relate to the six channels (Taiyang, Shaoyin etc.) but Dr. Wang's approach contains a theory base very much in line with classical Chinese Medicine, whereas Dr. Tung (and Dr. Tan whose work was based on Dr. Tung) has a different lineage of thinking.

Can you teach a course where I am based?

Yes we can. With about a 6 person minimum we can come to you with a similar cost stucture to the courses quoted above.

What if I am a shiatsu practitioner?

You may well be able to join our courses. If you have a reasonable TCM knowledge you should be fine with any.