Fundamental & Advanced Moxibustion Techniques

Learn from five leading experts as they share their expertise in this essential skill. Maximise your clinical outcomes by incorporating moxibustion into your practice.

Whether you want to consolidate your understanding or to learn something brand new, your practice will definitely benefit from this refreshing approach to understanding this ancient herbal treatment.

ICCM2021: Fundamental & Advanced Moxibustion Techniques

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5 Lessons / 5 Teachers
7:00 hours 
On-Demand Video
Certificate On Completion

What will you learn

  • Create a moxa practice that will lead to mastery of half-grain moxa.
  • Enhance your clinical work with the wonderful moxa method of Thunderfire Miraculous Needling.
  • Know when and where to apply intradermal needle warming in a clinical setting.
  • Apply moxibustion to balance channels or to solve a symptom.
  • Expand your “Clinical Toolbox” with an effective and simple form of external therapy, using herbs instead of acupuncture needles or moxa.

Course Overview

Moxibustion is one of Chinese Medicine’s fundamental treatment methods.

Learn from five leading experts as they share their expertise in this essential skill. Maximise your clinical outcomes by incorporating moxibustion into your practice.

From moxibustion’s historical roots in the classical texts to its application in today’s modern clinic, each of our teachers will provide you with a different perspective of this stalwart of Chinese medicine. 

Gain confidence in the craft of moxibustion and understand how and when to best apply it according to the specific needs of your patients.

Whether you want to consolidate your understanding or to learn something brand new, your practice will definitely benefit from this refreshing approach to understanding this ancient herbal treatment.

Live Questions & Answers Event will be take place March 18th, on the ICCM Facebook page and later added to your bundle here.

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Maya Suzuki: Japanese Fundamental Moxibustion Skill

Maya Suzuki will teach the fundamental skillset needed to create a direct moxibustion practice. Utilizing half-grain moxa for both deficiency and excess will be emphasized. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to roll half-grain moxa without using moxa board correctly.
  • Learn how to create a moxa practice that will lead to mastery of half-grain moxa.
  • Learn the difference between dispersing and tonifying moxa.
  • Learn how to apply to disperse and to tonify with moxa correctly.

Heather “Maya” Suzuki lived and worked in Japan as an acupuncture and moxibustion therapist for over ten years. There she treated patients in both Japanese and English at Acura Acupuncture Clinic. Maya became an apprentice there before entering acupuncture school at Toyo Shinkyu Senmon Gakko and continued working throughout and after her schooling. She learned how to roll moxa, remove needles, do intakes, and clean the clinic on the job. During school Maya also became a member of Iyashi No Michi Kyokai and Tanioka’s Daishiryu shonishin styles. In 2015 she attained dual licensure in Japan and the U.S. via NCCAOM and Colorado and Japan.

Maya has many hats. She owns and runs Bumblebee AcuTherapy, teaches Japanese acupuncture nationally and internationally, and is the leading translator and a mid-level practitioner for Iyashi No Michi. She is also a mid-level practitioner of Daishiryu. Maya is the head coordinator and translator for the Annual In-Touch Japan Seminar in Japan. She also volunteers as a translator for the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, where she has published several articles about Japanese acupuncture. Maya is passionate about allowing acupuncturists to improve their technical skills and, therefore, their clinical results via Japanese style needling and moxibustion. She teaches at CSTCM in Denver, Colorado, and to students worldwide via ShinKyu University (

In her clinic, Maya utilizes Japanese acupuncture and AcuTherapy, or shonishin, as well as moxibustion. She mainly treats perinatal and pediatrics. Each treatment is as individual as each person is individual. Away from work, Maya is the mother of four incredibly active children and an avid whitewater kayaker.

Charles Buck: Lei Zhen – Thunderfire Miraculous Needling – Revealing a Ming Dynasty Moxa Secret

After a brisk review of moxa’s contribution to our work we then reflect on the responses to moxabustion from the TCM and biomedical viewpoints. Next we learn how to add this powerful method into our therapeutic armoury, using moxa sticks as they were originally intended.

Learning objectives: 

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Gain a refreshed understanding of moxibustion.
  • Learn some remarkable insights into the science of moxa stimulation.
  • Have learned how enhance their clinical work with a wonderful moxa method.

Charles Buck

In practice since 1984, Charles is an experienced TCM clinician, educator and author known for his lucid and engaging style. His diverse interests include classical Chinese medicine, medical sciences, communication and advocacy of our profession.

Conducting brain research in the ‘70’s he encountered the neuro-physiology science behind acupuncture and this prompted a career diversion into classical acupuncture with 3-yrs study at ICOM (UK). In the early ‘80’s he pioneered CHM study, practice and teaching in the UK and as a faculty member at a leading Acupuncture he led the UK’s first formal CHM training. Gaining his TCM MSc in 2000 Charles has acted as a university external examiner, has presented at conferences across the world and published extensively. Notable is his textbook Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Roots of Modern Practice

A past chairman of the British Acupuncture Council Charles has worked for TCM advocacy, PR and branding focussing especially on the ways that science can help us gain increased legitimacy.

Aaron Rubinstein: Introduction to Intradermal Needle Moxibustion (Kyutohinaishin Ho)

Kyutohinaishin Ho is an indirect moxa technique where rice grain-sized moxa cones are used to warm an intradermal needle. It provides an advantage over direct rice grain moxibustion when a greater penetration of heat is desired without leaving a burn or blister.  

It is an effective technique for the treatment of a wide range of patient complaints including osteoarthritis and peripheral neuropathies of the hands and feet, Bell’s Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia and allergic rhinitis.  

Learning Objectives

  • A basic understanding of intradermal needle warming as a technique. 
  • Ability to practice the basic techniques of intradermal needle warming. 
  • An understanding of when and where to apply intradermal needle warming in a clinical setting.

Aaron Rubinstein is a 20 year Acumoxa practitioner who lives and practices in Austin, Texas. He began specializing in Japanese acumoxa therapies in 2001 in Amsterdam with Stephen Birch and Junko Ida. 

Further studies continued with Miki Shima, T. Koei Kuwahara, and Shoji Kobayashi. His teaching experience includes training graduate-level students in advanced acupuncture theory and technique at the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas. 

He is a Shaku Ju Kai certified Shaku Ju instructor. He has taught hands on courses in kyutohinaishin ho in Tokyo and Barcelona. He began developing kyutohinaishin ho in 2007.

Felip Caudet: Optimize Your Practice. Correlating Moxa Points with Moxibustion Techniques

Based on palpation, moxibustion must be applied in specific points to release fascial tissues, to balance channels or to solve a symptom. Different moxibustion techniques can be used together to get this amazing effects.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the moxibustion point
  • Moxa techniques correlation with points 
  • Point location to release fascia tissue


  • Fukushima T. (2017). Touching is Believing. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. Volume 24, number 71.
  • Shinma, H. (2015). The Treasure Book of Points. Fukayakyu. Hideo Shinma.
  • Caudet, F. ( 2013).  Seitaikyu. Postural Balancing with Moxibustion. The North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. Volumen 20, number 59.

Felip Caudet has been in practice as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist since 1999, and specializes in Japanese moxibustion. He studied with Tetsuya Fukushima and Hideo Shinma (son of Master Fukaya). Currently, he is recognized as the fourth in the lineage of Fukaya Style of Moxibustion due to his developments and contributions to the style. He combines his clinical activity in Spain with teaching around the world. He has published several books on moxibustion and articles in international journals as the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, Acu, or Osaka Shinkyu Journal.

Shay Sharabi: 天灸疗法 Tiān Jiǔ Liáo Fǎ Heavenly Moxibustion – Ancient Knowledge In Modern Practice

This course will present the traditional Chinese practice of using the medicinal qualities of common herbs and spices, as an external form of therapy for stimulating the channels system – known as Tiān Jiǔ 天灸 or Heavenly Moxibustion.

This kind of practice has been in use throughout China’s history, as a folk remedy to treat and prevent illness, without the use of acupuncture needles or burning moxa. 

Learning Objectives

  • Enrich your knowledge and confidence by using common herbs and spices as an external treatment for healing and preventing disease.
  • Learn how to stimulate the channels system without using acupuncture or moxa. 
  • Expand your “Clinical Toolbox” with an effective and simple form of external therapy, using herbs instead of acupuncture needles or moxa.
  •  Help making your patient’s kitchen into a pharmacy and allowing them to treat themselves at any given time.

Shay Sharabi has been a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist since the year 2010. He holds a Diploma of Chinese Medicine from East-West-The Israeli School and Center of Classic Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. After working in a Chinese herbs pharmacy, he flew to China for short term studies at the ZhongFang Red Cross International Hospital for Chronic and Difficult diseases in Hunan.

After that visit to China, he started deepening his knowledge of Chinese medical and philosophical texts, focusing his practice mainly on internal and external application of Chinese single herbs and prescriptions for treating various diseases. As a big fan of the ancient, experience based, form of Chinese medicine, Shay kept sampling and trying various methods of treatment on himself and in his private clinic, using both well known Chinese prescriptions and folk remedies.

Since 2018 he is researching the medical texts for methods of treatment and preventing diseases – especially those treatments that are time-related. This research has led him to start teaching practical workshops on using “Heavenly Moxibustion” – a truly ancient form of external treatment, hardly known to western practitioners – based on the sole use of well known and commonly used herbs and spices, to stimulate the channels system in order to treat and prevent diseases.


This is an International course aimed at providing you with the best and most updated information. Before practicing moxa, herbs, acupuncture
and any other treatments please be sure to check out the current laws and regulation situation in your own country regarding these practices.
The use of these protocols is by the practitioner’s own insurance, license and abilities.

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