Tao (Pronounced Dow Yin Tow,) is a unique blend of Chinese acupressure and western massage techniques. It is an advanced energy massage of the shoulders, neck, ears, face, scalp and face. It is one of the therapies offered on our cancer unit, it works predominately to release stress and tension in these areas, it is helpful in relieving neck and shoulder pain, inducing deep relaxation and relieving problems such as headaches, sinus problems, poor sleep……. The course is open to practitioners who are qualified in anatomy and pathology and a body therapy, this includes those whose only therapy is reflexology. It is an FHT accredited short course. Course programme The five-day course is a combination of theory and practical. No special equipment is required. Substantial hand outs and work book will be provided. Case histories need to be submitted on completion of the course before certificates can be awarded. History of Daoyin Tao Uses and benefits Safety, precautions and contraindications Theory of yin and yang Chinese face reading in health terms Learning acupoints in the contact area and their uses How five elements may support treatment planning Practical work Course dates: New dates for 2020 Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd 2020. Saturday April 18th, Sunday April 19th and Monday April 20th 2020. Course Fee: £480 https://nhsnaturalhealthschool.co.uk/courses-2-2-3/#1521899330537-1fc0f259-4a2c
A system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions. (Oxford English Dictionary accessed 16.3.18)
Auricular or ear acupuncture allows us to treat many patients at once. We use recliner chairs in a quiet room with subdued lighting and gentle music. Patients can rest quietly for 30-40 minutes with their needles in place and symptom measurement tools show that many patients benefit significantly from a reduction in both frequency and intensity of their symptoms. Patients may have persistent symptoms many years after their cancer has gone due to side effects from the cancer treatments, (such as nerve damage from chemotherapy or scar tissue), or on going treatment to reduce the likelihood of the cancer coming back (namely hormone deprivation drugs in breast and prostate cancers). Most patients will come each week for a treatment initially and once they feel better the appointments are spread out further so some patients might come every few weeks, or months to keep on top of their symptoms. Of course where patients require body treatments privacy and single appointments are still necessary but the vast amount respond well within the group setting.
Our group treatments are held in the Ripley Room within the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.
Patients will have a private consultation with the complementary Therapist and give informed consent before receiving treatment.