Extraordinary Meridians!

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

13-15 September 2019
De Vere Staverton Estate,
Northamptonshire

Andy Harrop

Workshop title

Treating the Adrenal Glands using Japanese acupuncture

Workshop times

Sunday 09.00-11.00

Workshop description

In classical Chinese medicine it is thought the kidneys are the foundation and storehouse of our pre-heaven energy and vital for our long-term health. Although the adrenals are not named specifically, as a major part of our drive and the body’s response to stress, their functions clearly correspond to jing, kidney qi and zhi. Similarly, as part of the endocrine system they play an important role in the body’s immune response and blood sugar levels and so are linked to wei and ying qi.

Adrenal imbalance is one of the most frequent clinical findings and can play a crucial part in a range of common syndromes including exhaustion, panic attack and poor digestion. Adrenal insufficiency is often closely linked to menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and osteoporosis.

Japanese acupuncture has specific protocols to address imbalances of the adrenal glands. These two lectures will explore adrenal protocol theory and include a full demonstration of the diagnosis and treatment techniques involved.

Speaker biography

Andy Harrop started studying with Kiiko Matsumoto in 1991 and has studied continuously with her since then. He has taught Japanese acupuncture at colleges in the UK and Europe, including nursing groups at King’s College London. He worked for 18 months using Japanese acupuncture at two GP surgeries and for ten years using shiatsu, in Guy’s Hospital oncology department. He is the founder and director of Dulwich Acupuncture Limited, from where he maintains his practice.

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