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Moxa for Health- Fire of Life! and Classical Pulse Course Brisbane, Australia, December 10th-11th, 2017

Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Robidoux Translator: Course in English Location: Brisbane, Australia Date: December 10, 2017 For more information and to register, please email to

In Chinese language, the two characters of 针灸 (zhen jiu) cannot be separated and make one entity. “Zhen” meaning acupuncture or the act of needling, and “Jiu” meaning “moxibustion”. There is a common quote from the Huang Di Nei Jing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor) which states: “If the disease cannot be treated successfully with acupuncture; it will be treated with moxibustion.” Moxibustion and acupuncture are often regarded as two legs of one medical system; one cannot go as far without the other. Unfortunately, moxibustion techniques have somehow been forgotten and are not so common in this era.


Dr. Robidoux has spent over 2 decades learning, developing and treating patients with various types of moxibustion treatments. She has used moxa treatments to save patients who were diagnosed with incurable diseases and were on the verge of death. Based on her clinical experience, she realised that Chinese medicine practitioners should always have the knowledge of moxa treatments available and fresh to offer to their patients.


On the first day, Dr. Robidoux will bring you a full day of learning the importance and application of over 10 different types of moxibustion treatments as well as understand when to use which technique. From cold to heat syndromes, from excess to deficiency patterns; from pain, prolapse, inflammation, skin disorders and much more. While teaching these techniques, Dr. Robidoux will discuss some interesting case studies of severe pain, paralysis, anorexia and life threatening bleeding disorders as well as infertility and multiple sclerosis.


In addition, Suzanne incorporates these moxa teachings with the classical understanding of the energy body and teaches techniques to practitioners so they can have a better quality of life and health. Adequate time will be given for practitioners to practice these techniques and gain the necessary experience to apply them in clinic immediately.


On the second day, Dr. Robidoux will share her knowledge and experience in Classical Pulse diagnosis. This pulse palpation technique varies greatly from the common TCM pulse diagnosis system, and serves as an individual micro-system. This system has survived the test of time, and was taught to Suzanne through direct lineage transmission in Taiwan. In Taiwan, there are three main classical lineages of Chinese medicine which are very traditional and strict schools with thousands of years of experience. They have kept the teachings of the ancient Xian (miraculous doctors) like Hua Tuo and Bian Que and passed their knowledge through closed discipleship and very few practitioners have this knowledge today.