Take control of your patients’ Qi energy by learning Fukaya Moxibustion from the award-winning acupuncturist Felip Caudet at AcuMedic this September.
The difference between acupuncture success and failure lies in your hands.
The best healers don’t rely on rote memorisation of points and meridians.
Instead, the best know how to listen to the body’s signs through their fingertips.
This knowledge can’t be copied from a book. You need to feel it with your hands.
Face-to-face with a patient, textbooks and charts won’t help much. You will have to make the diagnostic decisions by yourself.
How Good Are Your Palpation Skills?
The accomplished acupuncturists use advanced palpation skills to find the points of Qi and Blood stagnation at the root of every health problem they face.
After tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis give you a snapshot of the patient’s energy levels and Yin-Yang balance, you proceed to needle some acupoints…
Not so fast.
“Defined point locations are only approximations of the real point; the point is not always in the same location."
“Points move as an adaptive response to disease progression and the patient's condition.”
The points you need to stimulate will shift across the fascial and muscular lines according to the changes in the energy flow, writes Felip Caudet in his introduction to the 10 commandments of the Fukaya Moxibustion style, published in the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM) Volume 22 Number 65, November 2015.
Points of Stagnation are Static Only in Textbooks, Not in Real Life
To improve the efficacy of your acupuncture, you need to know how to use your hands to find the relevant acupoints.
The exact location of those points within the layers of the body’s fascia is liable to shift around.
An atlas of acupuncture points won’t tell you where that point has shifted. You need to listen to your fingertips:
Use your palpation skills to find the point and feel its level of resistance so you know precisely where to needle and how much pressure to apply.
The Magic of Japanese Moxa Medicine
If you are not sure exactly how to use palpation to find the right acupoints and understand their resistance then there is plenty you can learn from Fukaya Isaburo (1901-1974).
His innovative style of Moxibustion preserved the therapeutic potency of the ancient moxa practices but removed the painful heat.
This improvement is built on Fukaya’s system of palpation and visual diagnosis that allowed him to find the perfect acupoint and apply heat for the exact amount of time it takes to mobilise the patient’s Qi, Blood and stimulate self-healing — without causing any burns.
Felip Caudet at AcuMedic - a UK First
The Fukaya method of finding the right acupoints by palpation and treating them with direct (but painless) moxa is spreading around the world in the form of a practical system compiled by Felip Caudet. He is the student and friend of Fukaya’s son Hideo Shinma.
Friday 15 September is your chance to learn from Felip as he brings his acclaimed course from Spain to AcuMedic Centre.
For the first time ever, the precisely insightful diagnostic methods and the vast applicability of the Fukaya moxa therapy will be taught in the UK.
Felip is a world-renowned authority on this subject and we are proud to host his teaching, which has just earned him the award of Best Presentation in the category Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Tuina at the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (4-6 August 2023) presented by the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association.
Improve Your Acupuncture with the Help from Japanese Moxibustion
The immediate benefit of this course is an improvement in your acupuncture practice. This is because Felip approaches Japanese moxa as an acupuncturist who seeks to find the point(s) of stagnation and works to release, rebalance and redirect the flow of Qi.
Felipe, a natural-born healer, and a gifted empath, started his career as an acupuncturist. At just 17, he was the youngest student in his acupuncture school. After earning a university degree in physiotherapy, he opened his own acupuncture and physio clinic at the age of 24.
Ten years later, his research into Chinese Moxibustion produced two published books and evolved into an interest in the Japanese style of moxa. His passion and curiosity earned the trust of the Japanese masters who offered to teach him the Fukaya style. Felip’s effort to record those teachings into a clear system, traditionally passed on through clinical observation, impressed the Japanese and cemented his status as a genuine expert.
There is Much More to Moxibustion
You might have been taught about Moxibustion during your acupuncture training. Perhaps you learned how to use Chinese moxa to ‘warm up’ a patient’s Yang-Deficient constitution for a session of strong needling.
That’s why your experience of moxa might have ended right there — with an impression that it is merely an adjunct to the main acupuncture course.
Unsurprisingly, you rarely use Moxibustion in your practice, perhaps seeing it as a messy and smelly add-on to acupuncture that patients, unaware of moxa’s full range, rarely ask for. You might prefer to tell your clients to do it themselves in their own homes and deal with the smoke there.
Clean and Tidy Moxa Treatments without the Pain
Felip discovered that the smell and the quantity of the smoke depend on the quality of the herb you are using and the exact technique you use to treat the patient. But what really drew him to Japanese moxa was its ability to treat a huge range of chronic and acute health conditions.
In Chinese Medical training moxa therapy is taught as a supplement to acupuncture treatment, but in Japan it is common to find practitioners who specialise exclusively in Moxibustion and use it to treat a greater range of issues.
For centuries now, you could find expert moxa therapists working from their homes or temples to treat a vast range of health problems. It is this surprising power and vast applicability that attracted Felip to Japanese moxa.
A More Rounded Acupuncture Therapy
Indeed, Moxibustion is more powerful than acupuncture. For example, consider the difference in effects of acupuncture and moxa on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) — a serious and long-term illness that affects several body systems. The results of a clinical trial, published in 2016, were summarised as follows:
”Both acupuncture and moxibustion improved fatigue in CFS patients, but moxibustion was more effective. The possible mechanism of the intervention may be through activation of the vagus nerve. Moxibustion was more effective than acupuncture in long-term treatment of CFS.” (https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37846)
You want to give your clients long-term improvement, because longer-term improvement builds deeper trust in your treatment methods. This will grow your reputation as a truly effective therapist and will earn more referrals for your practice.
Perfect Your Practice with Powerful Moxa
The upcoming course by Felip will teach you how to improve the accuracy of your acupuncture diagnosis and treatment and take you from 0 to 100 in the potent practice of Fukaya Moxibustion medicine.
When you use moxa you are literally playing with fire, but Felip’s much-loved teaching style will ease you into the world of possibilities that this powerful therapy affords.
In acupuncture, you learned about the precisely tuned effects you can achieve with a needle. In cupping, you learned how to stimulate more points simultaneously, and with Fukaya moxa Felip will teach you how to take those therapeutic effects further across the layers of fascia and resolve the most deeply entrenched stagnation of Qi and Blood.
Easy to Learn, Hard to Forget
Felip’s approach to teaching and using Fukaya moxa as an acupuncturist is intuitively based on 3 fundamental steps:
- Find the point(s) of stagnation
- Recognise the level of density in that stagnation (whether the acupoint’s hardness is of the ‘rubber’, ‘sponge’ or ‘stone’ variety)
- Apply the right amount of heat until the stagnation dissolves and the healing starts.
You will learn how to fine-tune your analysis of the body’s signs and apply advanced palpation.
This will take your therapeutic skills further and deeper into the roots of physical and emotional problems plaguing today’s society.
There are no contraindications with Fukaya moxa, the reality of more nuanced than a black-and-white list of do’s and don’ts.
Caution, Not Contraindications
You can use Fukaya moxa for any chronic or acute condition. But there are situations that require you to limit the amount of heat you apply.
As Felip will show you, it is easy to learn how to apply this Moxibustion therapy, the skill lies in knowing when to stop.
Contrary to what you might have been taught, the role of Moxibustion is not limited to warming up a patient suffering a Deficiency condition until their body can take acupuncture.
Felip will explain that a deep and versatile therapy like Fukaya Moxa can not only complement Qi but disperse it back into a natural and healthy state of balanced circulation.
New Tools, New Methods, Better Results
You will learn how to resolve points of stagnation by using bamboo cones to change the flows of Qi and help your patients recover from an Excess condition.
As you will see, an Excess syndrome means that there is a Deficiency elsewhere in the body and Felip will teach you how to find the points of Qi and Blood stagnation that are causing Deficiency in other parts of the body.
Hypertension, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Dizziness, Skin problems, gynaecological issues (e.g. endometriosis), stomach and bladder trouble, pulmonary problems and emotional difficulties are just some of today’s common conditions that Fukaya Moxa can help you to treat without pain or any other side effects.
Unmissable Training Opportunity from the Famous Expert
Your knowledge of acupuncture will come in handy but is not essential. Any qualification in manual therapy will help you to grasp the diagnostic and treatment techniques of Fukaya Moxa and use it on all your patients.
The West still has a narrow view of what moxibustion can achieve, but Felip’s historic visit to AcuMedic is going to be an eye-opener. You will learn how to fine-tune your analysis of the body’s signs by learning advanced palpation that will take your therapeutic skills further — or rather, deeper into the roots of physical and emotional problems plaguing today’s society.
As Felipe says, a symptom is the body’s attempt to adapt to the disease. There will be cases where acupuncture might not be suitable or effective. Felip’s Fukaya Moxa therapy will give your patients another way of adapting to disease and recovering the energy flows needed for a thriving body and mind.
Convenient Course Schedule
You will learn everything you need to instantly apply this powerful therapy thanks to a thoughtful course structure that conveniently spreads Felip’s teaching over just 9 days across 3 months.
15,16,17 September, 13,14,15 October, and 24, 25, 26 November.
This schedule allows you to enjoy three batches of 3-day intense face-to-face training with Felip and plenty of time in between for reflection on your studies and getting on with work at your practice.
You will get 54 credits in total for the three months and a Diploma certificate.
Don’t Miss This
Spaces are limited and the demand to learn from Felip is high, that is why every student is required to pay a deposit of £250 to reserve their place. Full investment is £1250 for the entire training course.
- Location: AcuMedic Centre, 101-105 Camden High Street London NW1 7JN, UK
- CPD Value: 54 Credits
- Investment: £1250 for the entire training course
- Dates: Sept. 15th/16th/17th, Oct. 13th/14th/15th, Nov. 24th/25th/26th 2023, at 09:45-17:00.