Ontake 101: Rhytmic Moxibustion from Japan

with Oran Kivity

Moxibustion is ancient. Even more ancient than needling. In modern acupuncture, however, it is often considered too time-consuming, too risky or too difficult to master. And yet the classics say: for chronic conditions, moxa has no equal. Coming to the rescue of time-poor, risk-averse, present-day acupuncturists is the Ontake Method from Japan. This innovative approach uses a piece of bamboo filled with burning moxa wool to roll, tap and press on the meridians. The rhythmic application of heat triggers rapid shifts in your patients' body condition and mood but Ontake generates only a little smoke.

In this highly practical introductory module you will:

(1) Discover what Ontake is and the kind of things the Ontake Method can do.

(2) Learn how to load, light and extinguish the Ontake

(3) Acquire three basic strokes to get you started: tapping, rolling and super-knocking

(4) Explore a simple treatment model for the rapid relief of pain anywhere on the midline of the body with Ontake, including sore throat, neck pain, middle back, pubic symphysis and epigastric pain.

Video-Class with Online Examination

(unlimited access)

  • Two CEU credits (EMR, TCM-Fachverband and ASA)

  • Course fee: CHF 80.-

  • Watch and rewind video as often as you like

  • Learn at your own pace

  • Multiple-Choice Exam at the end of the course

  • Ask your questions to your lecturer by e-mail

Oran Kivity's Ontake Shop

No equipment for moxibustion? Go get yours in Oran Kivity's personal shop.

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About the lecturer

Oran Kivity

British acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan. In continuous practice since 1987, he specialised in Japanese methods and in 2000, was a founder member of Toyohari UK, the British branch of the Toyohari Association of Japan. In recent years, he developed the Ontake Method, winning awards in 2014, from Harper’s Bazaar Magazine and in 2019, from Global Health Pharma for “most innovative new healing method”. His books, Moxa in Motion and Hirata Zone Therapy received praise and recognition from acupuncture journals worldwide, including the Journal of Chinese Medicine and the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. Oran lived and worked in Malaysia from 2005 till the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 when he moved to Taiwan. He now practises, writes, coaches and teaches from the southern port town of Kaohsiung, where he lives happily by a river, near a lake and close to the sea.