COLLEGE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE – SHORT COURSES
Acupressure – Auricular Acupuncture – Facial Rejuvenation – Reiki
Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of the insertion of needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain
Acupressure massage performed by a therapist can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions, including: headaches, general aches and pains, colds and sores, etc.
An auricular acupuncturist must be familiar with roughly two hundred acupuncture points that exist in the outer ear. It should be noted that acupuncture needles are never inserted in the auditory channel the hole leading into the inner ear. An ear acupuncturist’s work space is the auricle, or fleshy cartilage of the outer ear also called the pinna.
As with all forms of acupuncture, the acupuncture points in the outer ear correspond to other locations in the body. By stimulating these points, called acupoints for short, the acupuncture needle sends electrical impulse messages to the brain, which are then thought to stimulate other areas of the body. In this way, auricular acupuncture can relief pain in the joints and muscles, sinus, chest, urinary, gynaecological problems, stomach-ache and many more.
Auricular acupuncture is also very effective in the treatment of weight loss, drug dependency, alcohol abuse and it can help people who want to stop smoking.
In addition to the many and varied health promoting effects throughout the body that regular acupuncture bestows facial rejuvenation acupuncture aims to correct the signs of aging by both local treatment and by treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically manifesting the aging process and the way they are.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, especially in the face and neck. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal thus helping to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. Bags and sagging around the eyes, face and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up. Metabolism is greatly improved through these treatments resulting in reduced puffiness often to the point of elimination.
As acupuncture can profoundly affect the regulation of hormones in the body, conditions like acne and overly dry skin can be improved by substantially increasing the circulation of blood lymph and qi to the head, these treatments improve the complexion noticeably. Healthy facial colouring can be restored and there can be a tidying of the pores. Stress and habitual expressions which are so visible on the face are transformed resulting in a remarkably younger, calmer and less worn looking face with which to meet the world. Inner beauty, vitality and serenity: all these very obviously visual benefits manifest in the appearance while many pre-existing health conditions are cleared up because acupuncture works by treating the whole body and addressing the underlying of aging and diseases.
The effects of acupuncture facial rejuvenation can last for years with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments.
Facial massage and/or facial acupressure are highly recommended to augment and reinforce facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying on hands and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed. If it is high we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words ‘rei’ which means God’s wisdom or a Higher Power, and ‘ki’ which means ‘life force energy’. So Reiki is actually a spiritually guided life force energy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating mind beneficial effects that include relaxation and a feeling of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relief side effects and promote recovery. An amazingly simple technique to learn. The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but is transferred to the student in a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an ‘attunement’ given by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of life force energy to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life. Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. While Reiki is spiritual in nature it’s not a religion. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work, whether you belief in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. While Reiki is not a religion it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with the universe.
For further information on any of the above courses please contact Dheai on 086 0777700