Courses / Traditional Japanese Moxibustion (Okyu) Therapy - Course 2
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In this course Paul Movsessian will cover:

Introduction to general use and application of direct moxibustion: Application amount of moxa is based on the constitution of the patient and whether they are dealing with a deficient or excess condition. General Information on Moxibustion used in Direct Moxa and Special Points, History of Direct Moxa in Classical Literature, Case Studies on the use and Explanation of Direct Moxa in Hot Conditions - How Yang Moxa Can Create Yin Fluids, Research Study on Direct Moxa to treat Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency Fatigue.

Finding the Alive Point for Moxa: In Japan, the concept of living and functioning points is often ascribed to Takeshi Sawada. Points are more than anatomical landmarks; they are manifestations of a functional problem in the body. As such, they are normally dormant, becoming active when a pathological condition begins to form. Point location based solely on anatomical knowledge will be less effective than live assessment.

Making Shiunko Ointment Or Purple Cloud Cream: Shiunko is used with okyu (direct moxa) to both protect the skin and to allow for the moxa to stick to the skin.

Moxa Training Board And Paper For Direct Moxibustion.

Okyu - Direct Moxibustion: Various styles and methods of rolling and using okyu as well as dosage of application.

Taikyoku Treatment Protocol, History and Theory of Takeshi Sawada, Shimetarō Hara, and Isaburo Fukaya.

Theory and various Bamboo Tubes from Fukaya and Junji Mizutani and treatment protocols.

Price: $273.00
Standard Certificate, NCCAOM
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 7 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Seminar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • You will learn about okyu - direct moxibustion: from its origins in the East and its journey to the West, the many ways it is applied, dosage, adverse reactions, healing reactions, what it is used for and how, contraindications, and Special Points.
  • We will cover the historical basis of moxa in the classical literature to modern research; case studies explaining how Yang Moxa produces Yin cooling fluids; Taikyoku Whole Body Treatments, history and theory of Sawada, Dr. Hara, Fukaya and Mizutani.
  • Develop skills in: Japanese methods of rolling rice grain moxa; practice using moxa board & paper; bamboo tubes; live point location; methods of placing & extinguishing moxa; making shiunko ointment; applying Constitutional Whole Body Treatments.


0 hrs - 1.5 hrsIntroduction, General Information on Moxibustion, History, and Case Studies on Yang Moxa produces Yin cooling fluids.

1.5 hrs - 3.5 hrsResearch, Finding the Alive Point for Moxibustion, Making Shiunko Ointment
, Moxa Training Board, Okyu - Direct Moxibustion, visual presentation of Direct Moxa on Training Board and then on Paper.

3.5 hrs - 4.75 hrsGeneral Rule of Application of Moxa and Cork Moxa Rolling Boards, Takeshi Sawada, Sawada Taiji Moxa Treatment
, visual presentation of Rolling Board, Location of Live Points and Sawada Taiji Moxa Treatment.

4.75 hrs - 5.75 hrsDoctor Shimetarō Hara, Doctor Shimetarō's Taiji Treatment, and visual presentation of Doctor Shimetarō's Taiji Treatment.

5.75 hrs - 6.5 hrsIsaburo Fukaya, Dosage and use of the Bamboo Tube, Isaburo Fukaya's Taiji Moxa Treatment, and visual presentation of Isaburo Fukaya's Taiji Moxa Treatment.

6.5 hrs - 7 hrsJunji Mizutani Bamboo Tube and Moxibustion Protocol, and visual presentation of Junji Mizutani Bamboo Tube and Moxibustion Protocol.



Paul Movsessian is a practitioner of Traditional East Asian Medicine, having been trained by some of the greatest teachers of Japan, and being in practice for 36 years. He lectures extensively and takes great joy in sharing the clinical pearls he has been given and has collected over the years. Read More »


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