Hundred Meetings

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

22-24 September 2017
Wokefield Park, Reading

Sarah Pritchard

Workshop title

Creative flow of the hand and needle

Workshop times

Sunday 11.30 - 1600

Workshop description

All needling techniques are born out of the ancient massage manipulations of An mo (Chinese Massage Therapy).  Some points and channels may be better stimulated with hands and others with needles. Having the flexibility to use both in practice gives us the versatility and potential to flow creatively with the changing dynamics of our patients’ qi in the treatment space.
In this session, Sarah will look at simple and effective Tui na techniques and methods that can be integrated into your practise.  She will discuss and play with ideas for working locally with our hands and distally with needles and vice versa. She will also explore ideas for opening channels, softening, moving and dispersing stagnation, nourishing, and warming qi, calming and soothing the Shen.

Speaker biography

Sarah Pritchard was one of the first Westerners to practice Tui na in the UK. Her Chinese Medicine studies began in 1992 with three years at The London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy. This was followed by training at the Nanjing University of TCM and clinical supervision at the Nanjing 2nd Affiliated Hospital of TCM with Dr. Wang Jian Min, head of the Tui na Department.

She graduated as an acupuncturist from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Sarah is the author of two Tui na books: “Chinese Massage Manual” and “Tui na - A Manual Of Chinese Massage Therapy”
She has been in private practice since 1994 and is the founder and director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre established in May 2000. She is also chair and one of the founder members of the UKRTCM the UK Register of Tui na Chinese massage.

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