NAJOM Silver Celebration
25 years of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine
Location: Holiday Inn, Vancouver Center (Broadway), British Columbia
Dates: Saturday-Monday, April 27th-29th, 2019
- Saturday 4/27/19, 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Sunday 4/28/19, 9:00am – 5:00pm with dinner (included in registration fee) from 7:00pm-8:30pm
- Monday 4/29/19, 9:00am – 5:00pm
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NAJOM’s Silver Celebration
A Quarter Century of Traditional Japanese Medicine
Join this rare gathering of Japanese-style acupuncturists from around the world in celebrating community and envisioning the next quarter century. On the balmy shores of Vancouver, British Columbia, you will find yourself among some of today’s most influential teachers and dedicated colleagues from every continent. Learn and share in three full days of formal seminars, demonstrations, and social events.
Saturday April 27
- Stephen Birch: The Essence of Toyohari Meridian Therapy – Diagnosis and Technique
(Wada Masako interpreter)
Since beginning his acupuncture studies in 1980, Stephen Birch, PhD, has practiced, taught, and written many books and articles on its history, concepts and methods, and is now Associate Professor at Kristiania University College, Department of Health Sciences in Oslo, Norway. His renowned teachers include more than a dozen Toyohari practitioners each with at least 45 years of experience. He has run programs in Amsterdam, Holland for two decades with his wife, Junko Ida, and is ‘chairperson’ of all Toyohari members outside Japan.
- Shudo Denmei: Keeping the Classics Alive (One hour via Skype)
Among Japan’s most prominent Meridian Therapy teachers, Shudo Denmei was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, by the Emperor of Japan in 2010.
Sunday April 28
- Funamizu Takahiro: The Teishin – An Ancient Tool for Modern Times
(Stephen Brown interpreter)
Honing his Sazanami Teishin Technique for 20 years, Funamizu Sensei has been instrumental in the revival of this powerful ancient non-insertion tool. He focuses on its use in treating anxiety and depression. He is head of the Acupuncture Moxibustion and Massage Department of the Tokyo Medical College, Director of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, and Meridian Therapy Association board member.
- Round-robin Demonstration: Small groups observe 15-minute demonstrations given by prominent international teachers.
- Dinner, entertainment, door prizes.
Monday April 29
- Mizutani Junji: Sawada-Style Acupuncture and Mizutani-Style Bamboo-tube Moxa
Mizutani Sensei introduces the practical and effective treatment methods of early 20th-Century master Ken Sawada. He will also demonstrate gentle moxibustion methods that calm the nervous system and explain how moxibustion affects the human body.
Mizutani Sensei graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College of Tokyo in 1983 and moved to Vancouver in 1992. His passion for moxibustion, the Sawada style, and traditional approaches are coupled with a no-nonsense pragmatism. He has accepted invitations to teach moxibustion around the globe and is the director and a founding member of NAJOM.
2. Round-robin Demonstration: More from some of your favorite teachers!
In 1994, Mizutani Junji, Stephen Birch, and Stephen Brown recognized the value of having one central platform for practitioners from all over the world to share their knowledge and experience in Japanese acupuncture. In the 25 years since, we the NAJOM community have enjoyed thousands of pages of practitioner contributions, pushed the ever-expanding boundaries of Japanese acupuncture, and fostered a strong community of colleagues and friends. We are celebrating this momentous milestone by inviting you to 3 days of learning and fun in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
We are looking forward to learning from several master teachers, including Mizutani Junji, Funamizu Takahiro, Stephen Birch, Iwashita Shumei (Toyohari style), Takahashi Hideo (Dashin technique), Takahashi Daiki (Shakuju Therapy), Stephen Brown (Shudo Style Super Rotation Needling Technique) and Jeffrey Dann (Koshi Balancing).
NAJOM Members: $450 USD
Non-members: $550 USD
- Event Registration
- A USB Flash Drive of issues 1-75 of the North American Journal Of Oriental Medicine in PDF format
- Sunday night Dinner
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
711 W. Broadway @ Heather Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
We look forward to seeing you again in person!
Cancellations before March 16th 2019 full refund of registration amount* minus $10 administrative fee.
No refunds for cancellations made after March 16th 2019
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