Westerners predominantly think about traditional East Asian medicine as cultural or folk medicine-based practices recently introduced to the West, unaware that many of the practices are similar to if not identical to those of Early Western medicine. In looking at the history of medicine we see similar perceptions of illness, theories of treatment as well as modalities and medicaments between East and West.
What common technique in both medicines led to acupuncture? Why is ‘sha’ also translated as ‘cholera’? What techniques were used to treat cholera before the discovery of antibiotic therapy to treat identified pathogens? Who was C’hi Po and what part of the Hippocratic method still holds in Chinese medicine?
Please Note: Certain pages from Dr. Arya Nielsen's textbook Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice, is required reading for this module and the certification program. The textbook is not included in the purchase price of this course. You are required to obtain a copy of her book. You receive your 4 CEU/PDA for reading pages 21-30 from the textbook and watching the video lecture. To purchase book click here.
This course is part of the Gua Sha Certification program by Dr. Arya Neilsen comprised of 11 modules.
You can choose to take the full certification program (all 11 modules and hands on training with Dr. Arya Nielsen) and be listed on the www.guasha.com website or you can choose a la carte and take just the modules that interest you and only receive continuing education credits.
If you have taken one or more of the modules below and you want to take all 11 modules and save on the bulk registration please contact Pro D Seminars directly and we can apply the fees you have paid for the individual modules toward the Complete 11 module program. It is cheaper to register for the complete program than to register for all 11 modules individually.
- Module 1 - The Science of Gua sha: Anti inflammation and Immune Protection
- Module 2 - History: acupuncture, bloodletting, Gua sha and cholera
- Module 3 - Terms and Tools for Gua sha
- Module 4 - Safety: Reports, Risks and Guidelines for Gua sha (press-stroking) and Ba guan (cupping)
- Module 5 - Safety & Medical Errors: 'Complications' & Contraindications for Gua sha
- Module 6 - Evidence for Gua sha: a Literature Review
- Module 7 - Colors of flesh, sha and significant Tongue changes
- Module 8 - Psycho spiritual effect of Gua sha
- Module 9 - Indications and Applications: Gua sha
- Module 10 - Results and Recommendations
- Module 11 - Treating Specific Disorders with Gua sha