Classical Tui Na Series
Essential Protocols and Principles
Classical Tui Na Level 1 is our gateway class, opening the door to growing your clinical skills exponentially. Learn tui na principles and protocols that you can immediately integrate into a clinical setting, and get the hands-on training you need to feel confident of your skills. You will learn the "Back Protocol," to treat the spine and Du Channel, as well as a full body sequence that can be used modularly in a clinical setting. This class also teaches Nei Gong "Hand Strengthening" exercises for the practitioner's best alignment and technique. The first in our Classical Tui Na Series, this "Master Key", enables you to utilize a profound branch of Chinese Medicine with tremendous positive impact for your patients. This class will change the way you practice!
Treating the Neck & Upper Limb
Our Classical Tui Na series continues with protocols and principles for treating injuries and conditions of the neck and upper limb. We introduce detailed modules for the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, and effective tui na treatments for common conditions such as rotator cuff injury, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and other complaints frequently seen in clinical settings. Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class.
Treating the Lumbar & Lower Limb
Our Classical Tui Na series continues with protocols and principles for treating injuries and conditions of the lumbar and lower limb. We introduce detailed modules for the lumbar, sacro-illiac joint, knee, ankle and foot, and effective tui na treatments for common conditions such as low back pain, runner's knee, ankle sprain, bunions, foot neuromas, and other common complaints frequently seen in clinical settings. Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class.
Treating Internal Conditions
In some internal conditions, Tui Na is the first and best treatment, acting more quickly than either acupuncture or herbs. This unique class focuses on those conditions such as asthma, dysmenorrhea, headaches, coronary artery disease, where hand techniques and practical protocols can produce amazing effects. This class also introduces students to more subtle hand techniques to balance the organ system and three burners of the body. There is no prerequisite for this class.
ZGTN Trauma Medicine Series
Essential Treatments for Common Injuries
Treating sprains, strains, fractures and other traumatic injuries is the bread and butter of an acupuncturists and other body workers. We have so much more to offer than just rest and ice! Learn how Chinese medicine can bring patients back to health and full function quickly and effectively. This seminar includes a complete discussion and evaluation of soft tissue and bony injuries, trauma and shock, insect bites, and other "weekend warrior" injuries. Through external application of herbs, gua sha, 7-star hammer, cupping, moxa, and more, this class provides the practitioner, coach or concerned family member with effective tools to treat trauma.
Martial Arts Medicine for the Training Floor
As martial artists we often find ourselves having to evaluate and treat injuries on the training floor. This class will address how to asses injuries, when to refer the student to medical care, and how to use traditional remedies to treat on the spot. Participants will learn how to use poultices, liniments and gaos to treat common martial arts injuries, from a jammed finger to a sprained ankle or broken rib. Primarily lecture and discussion, the class will provide participants with a basic understanding of theory of injury that will allow them to better care for their students.
Qi Gong Classes
Five Element Qi Gong
Five Element Qi Gong is a system of medical qi gong designed to regulate and harmonize the five elements of the body and cosmos: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Simple, yet profound, these movements can be practiced daily to align and regulate the body’s energetic systems. This class is accessible to all levels of practice, and provides
Dao Yin Qi Gong
Dao Yin - sometimes called Daoist Yoga - are millennia old practices that help to keep the energetic pathways of the body open and flowing. Good health is achieved through gentle stretches and self-massage. In the course of two hours, students will learn the importance of proper breath and movement, and how a simple and easy 15 minute routine can radically change their health.