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Learn ancient therapy with a healer

Learn ancient therapy with a healer

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Food, drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I’m a licensed moxibustion healer and acupuncturist. Since discovering these medicinal practices, I’ve been a firm believer in the power of natural, drug-free remedies. I’ve lived all over the world, from England to Malaysia to Syria. My husband and I are proud hosts and love to share these ancient therapies with new people.
Kiyo&Chie
Kiyo&Chie
Kiyo&Chie
Kiyo&Chie

What we’ll do

Moxibustion—also known as “kyu” in Japan—is a type of heat therapy intended to boost health by improving the body’s energy flow. Practitioners use burned herbs (moxa) on certain points of the body to stimulate natural health. In this seminar, we’ll discuss the benefits of heat stimulation and learn how to locate meridian points on our own bodies. We’ll then use wormwood moxa and learn how to…

What else you should know

Please wear clothing that allows easy access to your forearms, elbows, knees, and lower legs. Note that the smell of the moxa may transfer to your clothes.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Yomogi Mochi I’ll provide yomogi mochi, a popular Japanese wormwood rice cake which contains no food coloring.
Drinks
Herbal tea
Equipment
Moxa We will use a round-base applicator for easy use, which you can take home after the session.

Where you'll be

The class will take place at my home clinic in Otsuka, within walking distance of Ikebukuro. I can meet you at JR Otsuka Station or Shin-Otsuka Station. Otsuka is also accessible by tram, one of the city’s only remaining two tramlines.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Kyu therapy involves fire, but should feel warm and comfortable—never painful. Some people have more sensitive skin, which can result in light marks on the skin. As such, I ask that you sign a written consent…

More tips

Please wear clothing that allows easy access to your forearms, elbows, knees, and lower legs. Note that the smell of the moxa may transfer to your clothes.

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Kiyo&Chie
Learn ancient therapy with a healer
New experience
$88/person
New experience
$88/person