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 Moxa workshop for shiatsu therapists

Datum Tijd Nascholing Kosten Nascholingspunten
22 May 10.00 – 17.00 Moxa in shiatsu practice: okyu €95,-


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Contents of this Masterclass

The moxa workshop aims specifically at Shiatsu therapists.  The goal of this workshop is to teach Shiatsu therapists the use of moxibustion as an additional tool to the main therapy of Shiatsu, to remedy various symptoms and to support and improve the patients’ constitution.

 The workshop includes the followings:

  • Brief history of Japanese moxibustion
  • Kinds of moxibustion: okyu (direct moxa); techniques, indications, contra-indications, clinical application, home therapy, and more.
  • Practice of the techniques.


Moxibustion is one of the traditional therapies widely used in the Asian countries and is older than acupuncture. A plant called mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) is processed to become a form of wool called “moxa” and it is applied on the acupuncture points to be burnt directly or indirectly to elicit its medical effect to give benefit to the health. The most common form of direct moxa is called ‘okyu’. It is rolled into small pieces shaped like a rice grain and about the size of half a rice grain. Burning it down gives a small pinch of heat which stimulates the  treatment point. It can also be burned down to the skin which helps produce stronger biological effects. The treatment points are found by palpation which is an essential part of the correct practice of okyu.

For Whom

This masterclass is open for graduated shiatsu therapists and students of the 4th year of an acknowledged shiatsu school.

Practical Information

The workshop will take place in Amsterdam. The precise location will be communicated at a later stage.


Junko Ida has been practicing acupuncture for over 30 years.  She has been specialized in Japanese acupuncture, especially in Toyohari style of Meridian Therapy, studying with a number of experienced senior teachers in Japan.  She has taught acupuncture in various European countries, Israel, United States and Australia. She is the president of the European Branch of the Toyohari Association.  She is co-author of “Japanese Acupuncture: A clinical guide”.  Currently she is practicing in Amsterdam.