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Practical Gua sha for acupuncturists

Date(s): 8 - 9 June 2024

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates and 3rd year students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Clive Witham brings his Ecology In Motion (EIM) Gua sha Health and Wellness course to the UK for the first time.

This 2-day practical Gua sha course, which has been specifically adapted for acupuncturists at CICM, introduces you to using EIM Gua sha safely and efficiently in a clinical context. EIM Gua sha is rooted in the nature-based ideas of the Huangdi Neijing and the combination of theory and extensive hands-on techniques give you the tools to integrate Gua sha into your daily treatments and effectively treat many common conditions. Clive has dedicated 20 years in the use and understanding of Gua sha, and in this level 1 course, gives you the foundation and knowledge to give consistent results to your patients.

The course includes:

- theoretical nature-based background of Gua sha and how it works
- history, research and Western/Chinese explanations of Gua sha
- tools, equipment, safety, posture and techniques
- treatment of the back, neck and shoulders
- treatment of the chest, arms and hands
- treatment of the hips, legs and feet
- practical clinical tips, marketing ideas and Q&A

You will leave with a confident understanding of the background, techniques and application of Gua sha and the drive to use it on your patients on a daily basis.

Successful participants are certified at level 1 at the completion of this course, and will receive certification. 

Gua sha tools will be supplied on the day, but participants are welcome to bring their own.


Clive Witham is director of the Komorebi Institute and co-runs a Research clinic in Barcelona, Spain. He is an acupuncturist and health promotion specialist and has been using and researching Gua sha for over 20 years, ten of these in his chronic illness clinic in North Africa. He teaches classes all over the world, runs international projects with the use of Gua sha in low-income communities and his five books which feature Gua sha have been published in six languages.

Please note that we can only ship items within the UK.