The Healing Art of Moxibustion For Beginners
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The Healing Art of Moxibustion For Beginners

Learn 4 powerful moxibustion techniques to relieve tightness and enhance therapeutic results
4.5 (33 ratings)
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Safely and effectively use moxibustion as a therapy
  • Find out how it works and when to use it
  • Learn 4 moxibustion techniques that you can work with right away
  • Know where to get supplies and tools quickly and affordably
  • Explain what moxibustion is and how it works to others
  • Enhance your treatments and boost results
  • Easily relieve and dissolve muscular tightness and tension in less then 20 minutes
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  • Basic muscle anatomy would be helpful
  • Knowledge in energy meridian and acupoint location would be helpful, but not necessary
  • A massage table is desireable and recommended, but not absolutely necessary
  • Some moxibustion equipment will be required to perform the techniques. All the information about this is supplied and explained inside. All the tools to be able to perform all the techniques can be acquired easily and affordably for around $20 - $40 total.

Moxibustion is an ancient healing therapy that originated in ancient China and is practiced in Traditional Chinese and Oriental medicine.

In this course you will learn about:

  • How you can use moxibustion to relieve pain, tension and tightness
  • How to use it safely and effectively
  • How to bring greater warmth and energy into the body for enhanced healing
  • How moxibustion works and when to use it
  • Where to get moxibustion supplies quickly and affordably
  • And much more..

Have you ever wanted to know more about and/or learn more techniques and methods from the ancient healing system of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) without having to enroll into an expensive college or university? Then this course is for you.

If you are a massage therapist or natural medicine practitioner, this course will show you how to easily add moxibustion into your treatments to enhance results (and save your hands).

At the completion of this course you can choose to receive a "Certificate of Completion" that will count as 3 extra study hours which you can then present to your preferred Association.

Moxibustion is perfect for treating:

  • Tight and stiff shoulders and back
  • Lower back pain
  • Painful knees
  • Sore elbow and wrist joints
  • Digestive problems and digestive sluggishness
  • Cold body temperature
  • Overall lack of energy and fatigue

This is the exact same moxibustion course that I have taught to massage and Oriental medicine students in colleges and workshops in Australia.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a general interest in natural medicine
  • Anyone with an interest in Oriental medicine
  • Current natural medicine practitioner eg. massage therapists, reiki healers, chiropractors etc.
  • Anyone looking for ways to relieve aches and pains naturally
  • Beginners
  • This course is designed primarily for beginners, therefore it is probably not for you if you are looking for more advanced techniques
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
The Fundamentals
7 Lectures 34:33

When to Use Moxibustion?


1 page

Part 1 - Fundemantals Quiz
11 questions
Tools and Techniques
5 Lectures 30:25
Tools for Moxibustion

Technique 1 - Stick Moxa / Cigar Moxa

Technique 2 - Indirect Moxa

Technique 3 - Direct Moxa

Technique 4 - Stick On Moxa

Part 2 - Tools and Techniques
6 questions
Clarification and Final Words
4 Lectures 06:46

Final Words

1 page

Certificate of Completion Information
1 page
About the Instructor
Michael Hetherington
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Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine from Brisbane, Australia.

He specialises in blasting people out of stagnation, anxiety and depression and into a more inspired life using the internal sciences of yoga and Chinese medicine to awaken their healing potential.

He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.

In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.

Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.

Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.

Michael's other interests include world music, multimedia arts, reading, dancing, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.