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**SOLD OUT** Live Seminar: Advanced Certificate in Integrated Cupping Therapy with Bruce Bentley - September 20-24, 2017

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Your Price CAD$995.00/32.5 hrs
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Dates: Wednesday, September 20 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Lunch: 1 hour | 15 min. morning and afternoon breaks
eLearning locaion icon for small table Location: Taiwanese Cultural Centre, 8853 Selkirk Street, Vancouver, BC
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CEUS/PDAs: 32.5
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Course Type: This is a live In-Person Seminar event. Registrants will be giving and receiving cupping treatments.

Course Overview:

This 5-day hands-on workshop consists of the 3-day Master Class in Traditional East-West Cupping, followed by the 2-day Modern Cupping Therapy Workshop. Upon completion of this 5-day class you will be awarded with an Advanced Certificate in Integrated Cupping Therapy.

Days 1-3 (September 20-22): Master Class in Traditional East-West Cupping

In The Master Class in Traditional East-West Cupping you will discover a world of the best cupping practices. This course will provide the practitioner with practical diagnostic skills, expert technique, and the knowledge to successfully treat a host of illness and pain conditions.

Some of the highlights of the Master Class (using the traditional glass & flame method of application) include:
  • The safest and most refined way of applying cups
  • The 5 vacuum levels to harmonize different stages of dysfunction
  • Russian cupping massage
  • Cupping Deficiency: by removing coldness and restoring integrity to internal dysfunction and to weak and flaccid (chronic) soft tissue discord. Special emphasis is given to restoring Kidney yang deficiency and strengthening the lower back
  • An upper back cupping treatment together with tuina to the legs
  • Cupping combined with massage & stretching, including Illiotibial band release techniques
  • Eastern and Western cupping methods for common cold and other respiratory ailments
  • Treatment for knee and joint pain
  • Cupping and external liniments & more
Days 4-5 (September 23-24): The Modern Cupping Workshop

The Modern Cupping Workshop explores a new range of conditions that can be treated by employing flexible silicone cups, and facial, bell and magnetic Haci cups all with an attached aspirator pump. These newly designed tools have enabled an exciting new treatment vista for cupping.

In this workshop you will learn:
  • Mending the Fascia – featuring diagnosis with a treatment focus on the rehabilitation of the hip region
  • Neck, shoulder, back and intercostal release methods
  • Light facial cupping with Haci cups placed on distal points to benefit sinus congestion, dermatological conditions, mild headache and Bells Palsy
  • Abdominal cupping
  • Treatment for compartment syndrome, plantar fasciitis and ankle injury
  • Cupping & mobilizations
  • Treatment for cellulite, stretch marks and scars
  • Self-maintenance cupping for the practitioner & more

Day 1 Course Outline

9-10am: Introduction to traditional cupping, including an historical overview. Students also have the opportunity to ask any questions
10 -10:30am Introduction to the necessary equipment required for cupping. Discussion on contraindications and cleaning requirements.
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45- 11:45am Demonstration of how to apply cupping vessels and the 5 levels of suction. The interscapular margin will be the practice region.
11:45 -12:45pm Student practice
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:45pm Demonstration of cups applied throughout the upper back to rectify various pain syndromes. A massage sequence throughout the hips and legs will also be demonstrated
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Student practice
4:00-5:00pm Student practice

Day 2 Course Outline

9-9:30am open forum on the diagnosis of different cupping marks and what they diagnostically indicate
1. Discussion and demonstration on warming the cups and tonifying deficiency to restore strength to weakness areas of the body. Attention will focus on the lower back.
2. Demonstration of applying external liniments to the skin surface before, during and after cupping.
10.30-10.45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Student practice
11:45 – 12:45 Student practice
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45-2:45pm Discussion and demonstration concerning treatments for common cold
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00pm Student practice
4:00-5:00 Demonstration of Russian cupping massage

Day 3 Course Outline

9:00-10:00am Student practice of Russian cupping massage
10.00-10.30am Student practice of Russian cupping massage
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Demonstration of the preparation for making a flour and water foundation to enable cupping to the knees and other joints.
11:45-12:45pm Discussion and demonstration of cupping combined with stretching to treat hip pain and immobility, including illiotibial band release techniques.
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:45pm Student practice
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:00pm Student practice
4:00-5:00pm Q&A forum

Day 4 Course Outline

9-10am Introduction to modern cupping, including its aims and how it came about, as well as a discussion on the fascia.  Students also have the opportunity to ask any questions
10-10:30am Introduction to the necessary equipment required for modern cupping using non-flame instruments Discussion on contraindications and cleaning requirements
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45- 11:45am
1. Demonstration on how to apply silicone cupping vessels and the 5 levels of suction.
2. Demonstration of treating the neck, shoulders, back and arms and intercostal region. Including stretches, mobilizations and the benefits of liniments in conjunction with treatment
11:45 -12:45pm Student practice
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 -2:45pm Student practice
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Discussion and demonstration on diagnosing and treating hip pain due to fascia distress using silicone cupping vessels to perform the ‘Mending the Fascia’ method
4:00 -5:00pm Student practice

Day 5 Course Outline

9:00-10:30am Discussion and demonstration of facial cupping
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Student practice
11:45-12:45pm Student practice
12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45-2:45pm Discussion concerning how to treat scar tissue, cellulite, stretch marks and self-treatment for health
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Treatment demonstration for ankle injury, compartment syndrome and plantar fasciitis
4:00-5:00pm Demonstration and student practice of abdominal cupping

Cancellation Policy:

  • $50 fee for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
  • 50% refund on course fees up to two weeks prior to course start date.
  • No refund on course fees within two weeks of course start date.

Eastern Currents reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. We suggest that you register as early as possible to improve the likelihood of courses proceeding as planned. If Eastern Currents is forced to cancel an event, a full refund of course tuition only will be granted to those already registered.


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