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The Power of Moxa: Saving the Fire of Life

Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Robidoux, L. Ac. Translator: Course in English Location: Akupuncture Akademiet, Aarhus, Denmark Date: September 13, 2014 For more information and to register, please email to

               In Chinese language, the two characters of 针灸 (zhen jiu) can not be separated and make one entity. “Zhen” meaning acupuncture or the act of needling, and “jiu” meaning “moxibustion”. It is a common quote from the Huang Di Nei Jing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor) which states: “If the disease can not 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 without the other can not go as far. Somehow moxibustion treatment approaches haven’t received the same importance in the west and most of the knowledge and experience have been left to the side and ignored.


                If you’ve spent any time in the country side of China, you have probably witnessed how moxibustion is one of the main treatments for various types of syndromes and diseases. Dr. Robidoux has practiced over 2 years with one of the Moxa masters Dr. Tao Kun in Nanjing and has also practiced with the famous Dr. Chen Ri xin in Jiang Xi, both known for being both holders of the traditional art of moxibustion and being innovator/s and developing new treatment approaches of moxibustion.


                 In this seminar, Dr. Robidoux will bring you one full day of learning all the effective moxibustion treatment approaches and what they are commonly used for in clinic. We will review the wide range of syndromes and diseases which can be treated with moxibustion therapy. From cold to heat syndromes, from excess to deficient patterns; from pain syndromes, stagnation patterns, yin or yang patterns and so on. While teaching these techniques, Dr. Robidoux will bring some interesting case studies of severe pain, paralysis, anorexia, life threatening bleeding disorders as well as infertility and multiple sclerosis. 


                 Ample time and emphasis will be given to participants to practice these techniques and gain the necessary experience to apply them in their clinics immediately.