Moxibustion Workshop with Tony Todd


The workshop will include both theoretical and practical application, with the aim for each participant to both give and receive a full treatment.

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Moxibustion is a powerful component of the Acupuncturist’s toolbox, used to add heat to certain points on the body, strengthen the blood and stimulate the flow of Qi. This one day workshop has been carefully designed for practicing Acupuncturists to enhance their understanding and broaden their application of moxibustion within clinical practice. The workshop will include both theoretical and practical application, with the aim for each participant to both give and receive a full treatment.

The day will include:

  • Familiarising participants with basic rice grain moxibustion technique: making grains of different sizes and consistency and learning to moderate temperature
  • Learning and practising the basic Sawada protocol as a root treatment
  • Practicing location and palpation of points for basic protocol and to consider adaptions for different presentations, for example: fertility, joint pain, anxiety.
Eligibility: Attendees need to have completed the second year of an accredited acupuncture course or licensed acupuncturists graduated from accredited institutions. Please send proof of eligibility to [email protected] prior to booking.
Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021
Time: One-day workshop – 10am-4pm.
Venue: International College of Oriental Medicine, Van Buren House, Green Hedges Avenue, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1DZ
Cost: £70 (£50 for students – please email proof of student status to [email protected] to receive a discount code)


About Tony Todd

Tony Todd Acupuncturist East GrinsteadTony Todd has been practising Acupuncture and moxibustion since 2000 following his graduation from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM). He also practises Chinese herbal medicine and Shiatsu.

Tony joined the Register of Shiatsu Practitioners in 1993 and undertook further studies in Tuina (Chinese massage) and Acupuncture in Shanghai, China during 1993 and 1994.

He continues to study with leading teachers in the UK, Europe and Japan. This has included training in Manaka style Acupuncture as well as Japanese meridian therapy and Korean Hand Acupuncture. He is a member of the European Branch of the Toyohari association. In 2005 he trained in Kanpo (Japanese herbalism), followed by further studies in Chinese Herbal medicine, specialising in Shanghan Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue with Arnaud Versluys and the Institute of Classics and East Asian Medicine (ICEAM). In 2013-4 Tony completed studies in Internal and External Acupuncture with Andrew Nugent-Head and the Association of Traditional Studies .

In addition to his clinical practice, Tony teaches Acupuncture at ICOM and for the Institute of Classics and East Asian Medicine (ICEAM). Tony was module leader for first year Chinese medicine at ICOM from 2002 to 2016. He is also a clinical superviser at the college and a senior academic advisor, serving on the Academic Advisory Board. At ICEAM he specialises in abdominal patterns for herbal medicine, and in this capacity he has taught internationally in Australia, the USA as well as in Europe.

Covid-19 Information

ICOM is following strict Covid-19 safety measures until further notice. Masks must be worn at all times in the college building and hand sanitiser is available at the entrances and various locations within the building. We are operating a one-way system and social distancing measures remain in place. Class sizes are limited to allow for social distancing.


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