Daoist Medicine Natural Healing Methods

 

Throughout the 6 weeks Apprenticeship, we will learn to concretely apply natural healing methods of Daoist Chinese Medicine to treat a variety of common ailments. On the theoretical level, we will study the ancient origin of those methods, their development and current uses, as well as the fundamentals of diagnosis to be able to apply them appropriately.

Content of Week 1 : Acupressure

Acupressure is a natural healing method using strong pressure from the fingers on specific acupuncture points to treat diseases. We will familiarise ourselves with the meridian system, and learn acupuncture points so as to be able to use acupressure to regulate physical imbalances.

Daoist Medicine Making

DAOIST MEDICINE-MAKING :

Throughout the 6 weeks Apprenticeship, we will learn the ancient craft of traditional Daoist Chinese Medicine-Making. We will learn to recognize a variety of local herbs, gather wild herbs in a sacred manner, and tend our herbal medicine garden. Each week, we will learn a different method to prepare and use those herbs to make decoctions, powders, oils, alcohols, pills, moxibustion sticks and cones, plasters, and ointments.

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