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Moxibustion is ancient. Even more ancient than needling. In modern acupuncture, however, it is often considered too time-consuming, too risky or too difficult to master. And yet the classics say: for chronic conditions, moxa has no equal.

Coming to the rescue of time-poor, risk-averse, present-day acupuncturists is the Ontake Method from Japan. This innovative approach uses a piece of bamboo filled with burning moxa wool to roll, tap and press on the meridians using a metronome programmed to each meridian's frequency. The rhythmic application of heat, frequency and pressure triggers rapid shifts in your patients' body condition and mood but this method generates only a little smoke.

In this course, you will learn:

(1) Dr Manaka's meridian frequencies and how to apply them

(2) Protocols for symptom relief

(3) Protocols for whole-body regulation

(4) The integration of Dr Tan's holographic models with Ontake for the rapid relief of pain

Presented by Oran Kivity and compered by Michael Max from the Qiological podcast, the format is varied and dynamic, with lectures, PowerPoints, group Q&A sessions and teaching videos. Each lesson is linked to a section in a fifty-page workbook packed with learner-centred quizzes and exercises. Engagingly filmed, produced and edited to hold the attention of distance learners, Moxa in Motion presents a step-by-step guide to utilizing the Ontake Method that will leave you confident in your new skills and more effective in your practice.

Price: $345.00
NCCAOM, Standard Certificate
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 11.5 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Seminar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • Describe Dr Manaka’s Meridian Frequencies, Wooden Needle and Hammer, tapping zones and three areas of application for Ontake for treating the root, branch and for pain relief
  • Load, light and extinguish moxa in the bamboo safely, list actions and contraindications for Ontake, compare protocols for clinic hygiene.
  • Discuss the Japanese concept of skin luster to differentiate deficiency/ excess and how to supplement and drain these reactions with protocols such as standing, rocking, rolling, tapping, pressing, knocking, leaning, vibrating, bouncing and rubbing.
  • Draw the tapping protocols for Bamboo Max and Bamboo Mini (to strengthen the body’s healing responses at the root level) on a blank diagram, list routines for branch treatments and point to reflex areas on self using Dr Tan's mappings
  • Describe Japanese acupuncture concepts of dosage, identify sensitive patients and remedy overtreatment using Ontake


0 hrs - 1.5 hrsIntroducing Meridian Frequency Moxibustion in the context of the inherent rhythms and cycles of traditional moxibustion and emphasising the importance of regulation at root level before treating the branch

1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrsDiscussing the characteristics of medium grade moxa wool and how to load and light Ontake safely. Visual presentation of working with frequencies and metronome

2.5 hrs - 3.25 hrsExamine historical precedents for whole body root treatments in TEAM and extrapolate how these ideas could be extended to Ontake

3.25 hrs - 4.25 hrsIntroducing three more Ontake application methods. Presenting a skin assessment routine examining deficiency excess on the skin and balancing the arm channels

4.25 hrs - 5 hrsPresent four application methods for moving qi and blood. Also, three more application methods for more stubborn reactions

5 hrs - 6 hrsTo introduce Bamboo mini plus legs sequence, discuss workflow and keeping good notes

6 hrs - 7 hrsForum discussion and introduction to the work of Dr Richard Tan, using his holographic models and channel pairings in a new way with Ontake.

7 hrs - 8 hrsForum discussion and practice on Dr Tan's models

8 hrs - 8.75 hrsVisual presentation and practice of Ontake for pain relief. Discussion and practice

8.75 hrs - 9.75 hrsDiscuss actions and contraindications of moxibustion: levels of application and risks in the context of Ontake

9.75 hrs - 10.75 hrsIntroduce Isaburo Fukaya and his anxiety points on the back • Examine Ontake sequences for various conditions such as ear problems, neck pain, back pain, knee pain, abdominal pain, as well as stress-related states such as anxiety and insomnia

10.75 hrs - 11.5 hrsDifferentiate sensitive patients from robust patients , moderate dosage for each patient type, identify the correct dosage using the jitsometer thought experiment



British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. In practice since 1987, he has ignited interest in the Ontake Method, a rhythmic moxibustion method from Japan. Read More »


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