Training Acupuncturists in Europe – An Interview from Monzambano, Italy

At the time of cre­at­ing this blog post, I am train­ing acu­punc­tur­ists in Europe. This post comes to you via a Skype inter­view from my digs in the beau­ti­ful town of Monzambano in Northern Italy. Please listen here:

I’m in the pro­cess of present­ing three work­shops over here in Europe on the effic­acy of Japanese acu­punc­ture in the treat­ment of immune dis­orders. We might primar­ily con­sider immune dis­orders such as glandu­lar fever or mono­nuc­leosis. We will be look­ing at acu­punc­ture treat­ment for colds and flu, hope­fully pre­vent­ing the excess­ive use of anti­bi­ot­ics. Also in Australia I have been using acu­punc­ture to suc­cess­fully treat patients who have been suf­fer­ing from Ross River Fever and Barmah Forest vir­us.

This week­end I am present­ing a work­shop in Verona. There will be a mix of people attend­ing the work­shop, but primar­ily doc­tors as a res­ult of legis­la­tion here in Italy stip­u­lat­ing that only med­ic­al prac­ti­tion­ers are allowed to prac­tise acu­punc­ture here in Italy. So this should be a very inter­est­ing exer­cise for me and some­thing I am look­ing for­ward to greatly.

The fol­low­ing week­end, I will be fly­ing north to the Czech Republic and I will be present­ing anoth­er sim­il­ar top­ic, obvi­ously I will be focus­ing on the prac­tise of acu­punc­ture and also a broth­er or sis­ter prac­tise that we call moxi­bus­tion. There will be a major­ity of doc­tors there and I am expect­ing around about 40 med­ic­al prac­ti­tion­ers at that par­tic­u­lar work­shop. This will be the fourth time I have been train­ing acu­punc­tur­ists in Prague (and only my first time in Italy). I am really look­ing for­ward to it. It should be a great exper­i­ence judging by my pre­vi­ous vis­its.

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I will then be fly­ing down to Lisbon In Portugal and then trav­el­ling 40 minutes north of Lisbon to a beau­ti­ful town called Mafra , north of Sintra — the site of the National Palace in Portugal. I will be in res­id­ence in the retreat facil­ity there and I will be present­ing an acu­punc­ture work­shop to around about 20 to 25 lay prac­ti­tion­ers of acu­punc­ture. There may be one or two med­ic­al prac­ti­tion­ers but primar­ily I will be work­ing with lay prac­ti­tion­ers there. I will be intro­du­cing them to the very gentle, and extremely effect­ive prac­tice (in my exper­i­ence) of Japanese acu­punc­ture for the treat­ment of immune sys­tem prob­lems.

It really is a great priv­ilege for me to be able to travel the world and to teach some of the skills that have been passed on to me. Also it’s a priv­ilege to be able to share some of the depth of clin­ic­al exper­i­ence that I have accu­mu­lated over the last 30 years in train­ing acu­punc­tur­ists who are com­mit­ted and pas­sion­ate and to assist people to recov­er from, in some cases, very ser­i­ous health prob­lems that have failed to respond to treat­ment by ortho­dox medi­cine.

So if you are suf­fer­ing from any form of immune sys­tem prob­lem, please feel free to draw on our extens­ive exper­i­ence by vis­it­ing our acu­punc­ture clin­ic in Woolloongabba, Brisbane or our clin­ic on the Gold Coast.

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