Chinese Medicine Courses & Retreats 2021-2022

If you would like to exclusively host one of our courses, retreats or a lecture/class on one of our specialist subjects at an event or venue near you; then please do get in touch.

Courses:

  • Introduction to Traditional Tuina Exercises for Massage Students & Practitioners (1 Day)
  • Traditional Chinese Dietetics (1 Day)
  • Cupping & Blood-letting for Trauma Injuries (1 Day)
  • The Use of Diet Therapy in Martial Arts Trauma Medicine (1 Day)
  • 1 Year Traditional Martial Arts Trauma Medicine Course (Beginners)
  • 1 Year Traditional Martial Arts Trauma Medicine Course (Advanced)
  • 1 Year Traditional Zhenggu Tuina Chinese Massage Course

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Traditional Zhenggu Tuina Chinese Massage Practitioner Course with certification

This is our one year Tuina or traditional Chinese massage course comprised of 7 modules taken over 14 contact days. There is also an option of completing the course in seven months. All modules are a combination of both theory and practice.

Start date:

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Curriculum:

  • Introduction and theory of Tuina (History, Qi, Yin Yang, five elements, twelve organs, six climatic factors, twelve channels and eight extraordinary channels, anatomy).
  • Commonly used acu-points (Including names, anatomical location and indications)
  • Qigong exercises for Tuina practitioners
  • Palpation, examination and diagnostic skills and techniques
  • Praying Mantis Tuina techniques and all their variations (Including applications and functions)
  • Clinical Treatments of muscular, tendon and bone issues (Including acute back pain, chronic back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, ankle sprain, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, wrist pain, hip pain)
  • The use of topical herbal medicines with Tuina treatments
  • Written and practical exam (optional).

Price: £980 or £900 without exam or certification

Course Lecturer: James Rodriquez has over two decades of experience in Chinese Medicine and specialises in orthopaedics and traumatology.

Practitioner insurance will be available through Balens.

A one day course in Traditional Tuina Exercises

Traditional Praying Mantis Martial Arts Trauma Medicine Course 

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Student Review:

“The Kui De Tang Die Da/Trauma Medicine course took place over 12 monthly sessions during 2020 taught by Mr James Rodriguez, a Chinese medical practitioner and direct descendant of a long lineage of masters of Qi Xing Tang Lang kung fu. The course covered the complex and fascinating history of Chinese medicine directly related to the lineage of Qi xing tang lang on both theory and practice. It began with an elementary study of Western and Eastern approaches to physical anatomy, their differences and their nomenclature, together with an in-depth study of the major meridians and acupoints. This facilitated learning of the basics of Tui Na , a vital aspect in die da/trauma medicine. The second half of the course focused on herbology: particularly on the properties and use of some 50 Chinese herbs and their use in several rare traditional recipes typical used in trauma injuries, many of which were developed by the past masters of Qi xing tang lang kung fu. Again practice and theory were intertwined, and a great deal of time was devoted to perfecting these complex formulations and understanding their dosage and use. Overall the course was a fascinating and in depth study of theory and practice of traditional die da medicine as it applied to the practice of traditional Chinese martial arts. The depth of knowledge that Mr Rodriguez has for this complex subject, rarely taught in the West, is extraordinary, and contributed to a most remarkable experience.”   

Dr R Mulholland,

Oxford, UK

Retreats:

Nourishing Life in Winter Retreat 18th–21st December 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

A four day intensive retreat, with the focus on winter and the water element. We will be studying health preservation practices and theory including Daoyin, Meditation and Qigong from our Mount Hua sect praying mantis tradition. £280.

Nourishing Life in Spring Retreat 19th -22nd March 2021, 9:30am – 4:30pm daily.

A four day intensive retreat, with the focus on spring and the wood element. We will be studying health preservation practices and theory including Daoyin, Meditation and Qigong from our Mount Hua sect praying mantis tradition. £280.

Nourishing Life in Summer Retreat 18th–21st June 2021, 9:30am – 4:30pm daily.

A four day intensive retreat, with the focus on summer and the fire element. We will be studying health preservation practices and theory including Daoyin, Meditation and Qigong from our Mount Hua sect praying mantis tradition. £280.

Nourishing Life in Autumn Retreat 17th-20th September 2021, 9:30am – 4:30pm.

A four day intensive retreat, with the focus on autumn and the metal element. We will be studying health preservation practices and theory including Daoyin, Meditation and Qigong from our Mount Hua sect praying mantis tradition. £280.