House of Moxa Presents

Moxa Skills Workshops 2020 with Catherine Kato

The word for ‘Acupuncture’ in Chinese or Japanese would be more accurately translated as ‘Acu-moxibustion’ (鍼灸, zhen jiu or shin’kyu ).  Come and spend the day with me improving your moxa skills in a small, intimate setting. Leave with the confidence to incorporate more of the magic of moxa into your treatments, no matter what style you practice.   

If you have already attended one of my workshops, come and further refine your skills and bring your questions and case studies with you.

This will be a very practical, hands-on workshop! 
Numbers are strictly limited.


The main focus will be practising various techniques which may include but not limited to – 

  • direct or rice grain moxa (‘tōnetsukyū’)

  • moxa cones (‘chinetsukyū’ of varying sizes and hence functions)

  • moxa balls for ‘kyūtōshin’ or needle head moxa

  • the Okuma-sensei Pelvic Adjustment Technique.  

  • when to use different grades and techniques of moxa

CPD Points 7 points with AACMA / ATMS


Catherine has been diligently making moxa cones for over 20 years since her first visit to Edward Obaidey’s clinic in Tokyo, back when she was at Uni.  She has her own practise in which she blends her 2 passions – 5 Elements Acupuncture with Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, both of which use moxa extensively.  She is the director of House of Moxa, a small business devoted to providing quality moxa products to the acupuncture community throughout Australia and New Zealand. 


“Since your workshop, I’ve been exploring moxa use in the clinic. I’m getting such great results and patients are so happy 🙂 It’s also given me a confidence boost in practice and I feel I’ve re-discovered a powerful tool to be used in my therapeutic arsenal. I now fully understand why Acupuncture in China was known as Zhenjiu/Acumoxa. They go hand in hand and should be used together (where appropriate) to give patients the best opportunity to recover.”
Shane, Acupuncturist (Sydney)

“Catherine was very patient and made sure each student was on the right track, which may not be possible if the workshop was with a large group of people.”
Jack, TCM Student (Sydney)

“The workshop was well organized and very informative. I really enjoyed the day and all content covered.”
Ashleigh, TCM Student (Sydney)

“Thanks for a lovely day.  Reinforced and refined some techniques.”
Karen, Acupuncturist (QLD)


Your Investment: $275 Full Price incl GST     

Early Bird Special: $240 (if paid by 28/2 Brisbane, 26/6 Melbourne)


Returning participants only : $240 Full Price  / $210 Early Bird Special (see above for cut-off dates)

Payment plans available – contact me if you wish to enter into one.

Snacks and tea will be provided.
Minimum numbers required for the Workshops to go ahead.


BRISBANE (West End): Sunday 22 March 9 am – 5 pm –


MELBOURNE (Eltham): Sunday 26 July 9 am – 5 pm 



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  • Registrations cancelled up to 1 week prior to a workshop will be refunded less 15% administration fee.

  • We regret that after that, refunds are non-refundable except in the case of medical or other personal emergencies.