by Holly Guzman
Item #: C-HG001

Approved by: NCCAOM, Standard Certificate, IVAS

Language: English

Course Type: Studio Recording

Course Length: 1 h

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Course Overview

This is a one-hour seminar on moxa. The word for acupuncture in Chinese has both the character for needle and the character for moxa. Although a needle is always considered by Westerners to be in the word we translate as acupuncture, the other half of the word, moxa, was not translated into English. Knowing about moxa is a basic part of the practice of Chinese medicine. The seminar covers moxa’s botanical source, traditional and commercial preparations, how moxa is graded, why there are different types, and multiple forms of application. Emphasis will also be placed be on learning about the art of Japanese cone moxa, (o’kyu) as used in Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) acupuncture. Visuals of the plant, the products, and applications will be shown.

Course Objectives

  • Students will gain additional familiarity with the usage of moxa
  • Students will learn precautions on various applications of moxa
  • Students will become familiar with the common Japanese application of o’kyu moxa

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 minSource, production, and grades of moxa will be covered

30 min - 1 hrsApplications and precautions of moxa


Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly was part of the first graduating class of ACTCM; in addition to her private practice, she lectures internationally, teaches at Five Branches University, and is a contributing author to several health texts.
Course Length 1h
Course Language English
Course Type Studio Recording
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