Facilitator – Doris Calliou
Utilizing the Reiki practice in conjunction with Positive Energy and Prayer can assist individuals in dealing with stress and pain. Through the individualized attention there will be an opportunity to learn methods and practice healthy release of tension and stress.
The session will offer three varied methods for the participants. The chokra cleansing, the stress and tension relief. The participant will sit on a chair for both of these methods. The last will be a longer session (45 min) assist with pain relief, tension and relaxation. This will be facilitated on a bed with a sheet covering (clothes on)
Doris will discuss these concepts beginnings from educational research and experiences. She will incorporate a Social Work teaching model of wellness and healthy perspective with potential tools and resources for individual use.
The Natural Path Clinic: Relaxation Massage & other therapies
Facilitators – Dr. Anne Mageau & others
Dr. Anne is the owner/manager of the Natural Path Clinic. For the past 21 years clinic staff and friends have been helping to provide support at the Knowing Our Spirits Conference. Our team of natural health care professionals invite you to visit for a few minutes of healing and relaxation. We offer massage, acupuncture, acupressure and nurturing energy medicine. This service is offered compliments of your conference hosts – Iyiniw Education & Training Institute. Please stop by our Clinic to make an appointment.
Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Facilitator – Dr. Steven Aung
Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis relies on the four pillars of inquiry, observation, palpation and auscultation/olfactory. Shen diagnosis is also vitally important, which involves assessing the state of a patient’s spirit and vital energy (Qi). Taken together, these diagnostic techniques comprise a powerful tool for building an effective treatment plan for patients. Observation of the eye and Shen, for example, could indicate a vigorous or sluggish constitution. The conjunctiva of the eye, when red, is a sign of excess heat in the Liver, a syndrome known as Liver Yang. Observation of the face is also important; the right cheek is associated with the Lung, the left cheek with the Liver, the chin with the Kidney, and the bridge of the nose with the Spleen. A double chin generally indicates congenital Kidney Qi weakness. Dimples are indicative of Kidney abnormality, which may be confirmed by ultrasound and IVP techniques. The appearance of the lips, gums and tongue also provide valuable diagnostic information; the lips are associated with the Spleen, the gums with the Stomach, and the tongue with the Heart. Moreover, microsystems of acupuncture are useful diagnostic tools. These microsystems, such as the ears, the scalp and the hand are holograms representing the whole body. The ear, for example, is a hologram taking the shape of an inverted fetus. A venous ear indicates acute conditions, whereas nodules on the ear indicate chronic structural damage. Correct diagnosis according to the above and other techniques leads to correct differentiation of syndromes. This, in turns, leads to the best TCM treatment, based on acupuncture, related techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and other TCM therapies, including dietetics, herbal medicine, Qi Gong / Tai Chi Chuan and massage / manipulation. TCM diagnosis, working in an integrative manner with biomedicine, helps to build the best foundation for the therapies of choice and enhanced quality of life of patients.
Facilitator – Clint Morin
1. Introduction of Presenter including how he came to be a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
2. Background information of Jin Shin Jyutsu and the beliefs, practices and methodologies.
3. A demonstration with a volunteer. This demonstration will illustrate the process of a treatment. A treatment can take up to ½ hour. If possible and if time permits I will do 2 demonstrations.
Jin Shin Jyutsu or Energy Balancing is most effective for people with all types of ailments. I have treated people with arthritis, stomach issues, diabetes, cancer etc. so getting a volunteer will not be an issue.
Our Elders have noticed more mobility after a treatment and with regular treatments they are able to walk with no pain.