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Latest research, news and informed opinion on hot topics in Chinese medicine (access to the complete 20-year archive requires a journal subscription)
A British neuroscientist has proposed that a novel extracellular signalling system, based on adenosine 5’-triphosphate (ATP), is the mechanism underlying the effects of acupuncture.
A study carried out in China has found that a herbal formula, Fuzheng Huayu Capsule (FZHYC) can reduce the risk of bleeding and improve survival rates in liver cirrhosis patients with oesophageal varices.
Another Cochrane Database systematic review has found insufficient evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for controlling menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
An experimental study had found that acupuncture at the ‘Four Gates’ (Siguan) can normalise accelerated gastrointestinal (GI) motility.
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Using Rice grain Moxa
Tony Todd has been using Japanese rice grain Moxa for a number of years having trained with leading practitioners in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion in Europe and Japan. He has trained extensively in Toyohari style 5 phase acupuncture as well as Manaka' s channel balancing system, Korean 5 phase hand acupuncture and Japanese rice grain moxibustion. He is also trained in Kanpo (Japanese herbal medicine) and Shanghan Lun formulas, and he lectures at the International College of Oriental medicine. He is a keen and well read, enthusiastic lecturer.
Pulse Diagnosis workshop
Jong Baik is an established lecturer with an enthusiastic, intense and also relaxed style of teaching. He specialises in Micro Acupuncture Systems- KHT (Korean Hand Acupuncture Therapy), Auricular (E Chim & Ear Reflex Zone Therapy), Sujok (Korean Hand & Foot Acupuncture), Eye Acupuncture, Nose Acupuncture. He is qualified in Sinology including Chinese Classics (including the Yijing, Nanjing, Huangdi Neijing). He apprenticed under various TCM, KHT and Auricular masters in South Korea, and has deep knowledge of both TCM and Five Element Acupuncture (Sa am Acupuncture). He has worked as part of a palliative care team in a hospice in Darlington for 5 years. He has taught BAcC, BMAS, ATCM and AACP practitioners for the past 7 years. He is Visiting Lecturer to University of Coventry & Butterwick Hospice.