During the seminar, we will introduce a patented machine that cleans the air of moxa smoke! Virtually no smell remains in the air. These machines range in size, with the smallest not much bigger than a TDP lamp. He is bringing several of these devices for the workshop and soon they will be retailed in North America.
- Why was moxa taught as a technique within acupuncture and not as its own system?
The answer is simply that the true scope of moxibustion was lost! In Chinese, ‘acupuncture’ (zhenjiu) is a compound word composed of acupuncture and moxibustion , so it literally translates as acu-moxa. This is no accident – as the name implies, needle therapy and moxibustion are the two pillars in what we now refer to as ‘acupuncture’.
- How were the separate therapeutic moxa points and channels mapped?
These points and channels were mapped out over a long period of time and their locations and effects have been confirmed by infrared scans. There are many pictures of these scans.
- Why take this course now?
Dr. Chen is a living master and this system is his life’s work. He is very busy teaching and conducting research. It is a very special occasion that he would come to North America and teach a beginner level course himself! In the future it is likely that he would only be willing to the highest levels of his system personally; the teaching of the beginner levels would be done by his students. Further, we have negotiated a great price for this seminar, and the price for students and our alumni is unheard of! We will not be able to secure this pricing for such a high calibre presenter again.
- If this is the beginner level, how many levels are there?
Heat Sensitive Moxibustion is broken down into 3 levels with examinations. In April we will have the opportunity to complete the first level.
- Are there opportunities to become a teacher of this system?
Yes! After successfully completing the third level one can apply to become certified as an instructor of Heat Sensitive Moxibustion.