On Sunday, May 29, 2022, the “Japanese Acupuncture Seminar with Tak – Foundation’s Course 2” was held at The Centre for Japanese Acupuncture. This seminar was very valuable for us to attend as Tak will be going back to Japan this fall.
With Tak’s usual comedian-like teaching style, he has generously provided us with a wide variety of knowledge and experience for the participants of different levels and backgrounds. It was great to see many faces from the last seminar, as well as those who joined us for the first time.
This seminar began with a review which highlighted the important concepts and history. We then discussed the topics of Yin and Yang, what is a meridian/channels, and seitai perspective/seitai power. We also learned about the history of acumoxa therapy, to put it differently, the truth of acumoxa therapy that was practiced since ancient times in China. For the practical, we were taught how to do contact needling. In the end, we did a case study where Tak took a volunteer from participants and demonstrated his treatment.
What might have been the big takeaway for many of us in the seminar was how easy acumoxa therapy can be. A couple of point selection and giving a little bit of gentle stimulation is enough to treat so many symptoms (This is not to say a strong stimulation is never needed. But most of the time, it is not). However, since the treatment strategy that Tak taught us turned out to be ridiculously simple, I’m sure many of you have doubts goings through your head saying that “It can’t be that easy!”
Yes. It is not THAT easy.
It takes a good chunk of time and effort to acquire the knowledge, information, skill, technique, experience, etc., and to reach the level where only using a couple of points is enough to treat any patient. To obtain results through Seino System, we need to build our hands, in other words, improve our techniques and skills by making our hand sensitive, flexible and have full control. Also, we need to build our mental and physical strength, as well as gain experience. Not only that, understanding ancient Chinese philosophy and history is crucial. Having all of this at the basis, for the first time, we will be able to treat any patients with minimal point selection and some gentle stimulation.
It is not THAT easy. But it CAN be that easy.
Dr. Seino has been spending his life researching acumoxa therapy so that we can all acquire the skill to treat patients with minimal point selection and stimulation, and prove this with scientific evidence. Although it may look doubtful after seeing Tak’s treatment demonstration being way too simple, seeing so many patients getting better and recovering, after that simple treatment, makes it very hard for me to doubt the effectiveness of the Seino System.
Tak taught us one of the how-to methods in acumoxa therapy. This does not mean that anyone can make it work. Anyone with a solid basis can make it work. Someone who watches professional basketball games in NBA every day and knows how to shoot the basketball perfectly does not mean that this person can execute it. Knowing and doing are different. This is why we need to practice needling and kneading moxa cones. We need to build our basis first, for us to make the treatment as simple as possible.
It is said that only one in ten students in acupuncture school can live their life by working primarily or solely as an acupuncturist. Acquiring Seino System guarantees us to be that student one in ten. We can also become an acupuncturist who can treat the patient without using massages or herbal therapy.
Is this really true!? Well, why don’t you give it a try!
Start practicing needling and kneading moxa cones!
Only a couple of months left until Tak leaves Toronto. We will try our best to accommodate one more seminar by then.
If you are interested, don’t miss the chance!