Saturday & Sunday
April 21-22, 2018
10 AM to 6 PM EST

5 Element Cupping:
Cupping for Acupuncturists and East Asian Bodyworkers
Lisa Dowling
Facilitator, and Founder
Meridian Therapy Institute
Lisa entered the world of healing and bodywork through her own journey that began at the age of seven, when a freak accident left her with long term health issues and chronic pain. She found shiatsu therapy through her chiropractor who suggested it to help manage her pain. Five years later, Lisa found herself  in Thailand, learning Thai Massage. From that day in 1997 it has been a constant learning and growing process. Lisas' studies in thai massage, shiatsu, movement therapy, western sciences - anatomy and physiology, osteopathic techniques, acupuncture - specifically Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, and cupping were fueled by her own desire to learn to manage chronic pain. Lisa taught at the Shiatsu School of Canada from 2008-16, and taught cupping since 2009.  Since 2015, Lisa has formed the Meridian Therapy Institute where she provides courses in Eastern Medicine, Meridian Therapy, Acupressure, Moxibustion, and Cupping.
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We're going to show you...

Day 1:

- The history of cupping therapy
- The contemporary model of cupping
-Discussion of cupping marks
-Indications and contraindications 
-Safety, cleaning and disinfection, based on World Health Organization standards (also CTCMPAO standards of practice)

-Moving cupping on the upper and lower body
- Ancient techniques to treat wind-cold and chasing the itch (releasing wind)

​​​​​​​-Hara cupping, treating the abdomen 
- Dynamic cupping techniques 
- Resolving Qi and Blood Stagnation 
- Cupping for the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Day 2:

- TCM theory -  the most appropriate cupping techniques 
-Wind, how cupping can help both physical and spiritual wind disturbances

- Treating Wei Qi syndromes
- Techniques to treat common conditions
- Joint mobilizations, dynamic movement techniques for common conditions of the shoulder, back, hips, legs, ankles and small joints

Included in the course
your own cupping manual
a set of 8 silicone cups $49.99 value
course certificate for CEU

Course Location: Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 283 Spadina Ave, 3rd floor Toronto ON, M5T 2E3

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