ENROLL in the ivas exam

The exam will be on February 4th and 5th, 2023

Exam Adress: G. vandenheuvelstraat 139, 2230 Ramsel. Belgium

On Saturday February 4th we’ll do the practical Exam with an appointment.

On Sunday February 5th we´ll start the written exam at 9:00 am (please arrive 15 minutes before) and finish at 13:00h.

What you will learn

Day 1
Overview of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion


Participants will explore a broad overview of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion and how it differs from Chinese styles, focusing in particular on cone moxa and warm needle technique. 

Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: An Exploration

The day will explore Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion in broad strokes, covering history and unique aspects of Japanese style. Moving specifically to moxibustion, the day will cover different clinical aspects of moxa and address generalisations and misconceptions about moxibustion methods, so that participants are clear what can be achieved by each different method. 

 Each section of the day will finish with short, facilitated group discussions on how to make these methods relevant to veterinary practice.  

Clinical practice will include kyutoshin warm needle and chinetsukyu large cone moxa.

Content Day 1


By the end of the course you will be able to:

Day 2 and 3
Rhythmic moxibustion with Ontake warm bamboo


Participants will learn to use Moxibustion in the warm bamboo or Ontake to treat the root and branch, to treat pain and alleviate symptoms. Ontake can be integrated into any kind of acupuncture or bodywork practice that uses the meridian system.

Content Day 2 and Day 3


By the end of the course you will be able to:

Language: English and notes too.

Logistics: December 2nd to 4th, 2022

Timing we start every day at 9:00 until 17:00h with Lunch break and tea-break.

Place: G. Vandenheuvelstraat 139, 2230 Ramsel. Belgium.

The Sensei: Oran Kivity

The Sensei: Oran Kivity

Veteran British human acupuncturist Oran Kivity trained in Europe, China, and Japan.

In continuous practice since 1987, he specialised in Japanese methods and was one of the founders’ members of Toyohari UK, the British branch of the Toyohari Association of Japan. He taught acupuncture at the University of Westminster and the Northern College of Acupuncture for the ten years.

Oran is the author of four books about Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, including the popular Moxa in Motion with the Ontake Method.

Passionate about acupuncture and learning, he continues to teach internationally, as well as coaching practitioners online.

Now based in Taiwan, he 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.


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