Take Home TCM Workshop Series

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Take Home TCM

A simple series of workshops providing practical, do-it-yourself, home remedy-based knowledge about Traditional Chinese Medicine! Not to mention that they are super fun and a wonderful way to meet more folks from your community who are also interested in looking after their health and well-being :)

Workshop registration fees are $15-25 sliding scale. Registration is available online (Facebook or blog) or at the front desk cash/cheque/debit. Pay what you can afford.

Our workshops are educational, empowering, inclusive and accessible to people of all walks of life. Learn more hands-on techniques and strategies that will keep you relaxed, warm, digesting well and balanced from the inside out!

These techniques are for personal use ONLY and are considered adjunctives for the prevention or relief of basic health complaints. They do not replace primary medical care and if your condition persists or worsens, consult your health care practitioner.

Intro to Chinese Medicine Diet Therapy

2 hrs in length.
Hand-outs are provided
Bring a pen, notebook & your imagination!

Coffee is hot and bitter in nature, while green tea is cold and bitter in nature. Learn about the inherent nature of the food you eat and how to eat for your unique constitution. A basic introduction food energetics as well as how food preparation influences those energetics, in addition to how nutrients and our digestive function are the root to our health and wellness.

Moxa 101

Smoking moxa stick

~1.5 hrs in length 
Participants will wear loose fitting clothing.
Hand-outs + materials are provided

Chinese style moxabustion or “moxa” consists of mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) rolled into a cigar-like stick. This stick is ignited and the heat from the stick is indirectly applied over regions of the body or specific acupuncture points. Moxa has properties to warm the acupuncture meridians, stimulate qi & blood circulation, boosts vitality and opens pores or collaterals. It has been traditionally used on specific acupuncture points during the changes of season to boost immunity.

Moxabustion is especially ideal in climates such as ours on Vancouver Island, which is generally characterized as windy, cold and damp for most of the year. It can help warm up and dry out our bodies, wonderful for deficiency (fatigue, weakness, cold body temperature, pale complexion, weak digestion) as well as chronic aches and pains. It is also ideal for gynaecologic conditions, menstrual pain and irregular menstrual flow.

Neck & Shoulder Acupressure

~1.5 hrs in length
Participants will work in pairs
Hand-outs are provided

Pain in the neck? Weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you a teeth grinder?

Learn a simple and relaxing sequence of acupressure points that will release tension, decrease pain and relieve stress. Done with a partner, this sequence is safe, easy to learn, provide relief for a variety of stress-related tensions and help build mind-body awareness.

Upcoming workshop dates

*Dates are subject to change*

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