Traditional Meridian Therapy Course

The Program

Traditional medicine in Japan began around the 5th century, coming from China via Korea. The 17th century marked the beginning of Japan's own school of Traditional East Asian Medicine. One of the great exponents of this school, Goto Konzan (1659-1733), stated that all disease was due to stagnation of Ki (Chinese Qi or Ch'i). Therapy must therefore consist of removing this stagnation. Japan's traditional medical system has undergone many changes, creating a variety of therapy styles. Traditional Meridian Therapy arose during the 1920's in reaction to the western medical model that was discarding the Classics and trying to westernize East Asian Medicine. So began a return to the Chinese classical literature to establish a foundation for the practice of the art of meridian therapy. What developed was a style deeply rooted in the oriental classic tradition, with a firmly practical approach. For the first time ever we will be offering a five-weekend Meridian Therapy Training Program. In Meridain Therapy there is a constitutional treatment known as Honchiho Ho - Root Treatment component and a Hyochiho - Branch Treatment or symptom control part. The course will be made up of theory and supervised practice, with a highly clinical reality.

What You Can Expect


  • To be able to select the Sho Pattern based on Five Phase theory and Pulse Diagnosis.
  • An introduction to the Kozato Method - a group study method used to improve ones needling techniques, point location and pulse evaluations.
  • To learn Shisei - proper posture for optimal needling; Oshide and Sashide - training point location hand and needling hand; Live point location - this differs from the anatomical locations.

Workshop details for 2019

Dates:    Weekend 1: 25 & 26 May
                Weekend 2: 22 & 23 June
                Weekend 3: 3 & 4 August
                Weekend 4: 19 & 20 October
                Weekend 5: 30 November & 1 December

Time:       9:00am to 5:00pm

Venue:    Theosophical Society, 310 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000


Full              $2420 (Inc. GST)
Early Bird   $2200 (Inc. GST) if paid in full
                    by 15th April 2018

Student     $2000 (Inc. GST)
Early Bird   $1800 (Inc. GST) if paid in full
                    by 15th April 2018

Deposit      $200 required to secure your place.

Payment Plan is available - requires participants to pay 5 installments of $484 (Student $400) before the commencement of each weekend.

Refund Policy: Course is non-refundable unless written cancellation is received 14 days prior to course commencement ($200 non-refundable deposit will apply).  If course cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund will apply.

Pre-requisite: The course is open to Practitioners or Students of East Asian Medicine but would benefit any modality of medicine - Complementary or Traditional, as well as those interested in personal home therapy (subject to approval)

CPD&E Points: 70 points (14 points per weekend)