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Advanced Acupuncture Training in Portugal

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July 31 - August 5, 2023

Come to Terra Sangha Retreat in Portugal and learn advanced acupuncture techniques, Master Tung's points, palpation, and hands on methods that combine well with distal acupuncture. The classes are co-taught by James Spears and Ben Castagnoli who is an osteopath who integrates acupuncture with various manual based methods. 

Distal Acupuncture and Manual Therapies

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Distal acupuncture, which needles in points away from the symptomatic region, offers many advantages over local acupuncture and trigger point style treatments. For instance, with distal needling we can have the patient move the affected region, practice range of motion (ROM) exercises, and use touch, massage, tuina, kneading, and joint mobilizations. 

Distal acupuncture is also safer than needling directly into the torso, neck, and joints. 

Myofascial Anatomy for Acupuncturists 

By learning about myofascial lines and their interconnected muscles, acupuncturists can gain a greater understanding of anatomy, joint structures, joint mobilizations, and acupuncture point functions. 

When myofascial anatomy is integrated with traditional forms of acupuncture, a whole new world of therapeutic affects open up. This allows acupuncturists to use less needles while also employing gentle methods of touch that patients love.  
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Retreat Offerings and More

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Over the course of five days we will dive into the above mentioned topics, as well as learn about Thai style detox, practice qi kung, and immerse ourselves in a healing environment. 

The Sanctuary Thailand is one of the premier health and detox resorts in Asia and offers many opportunities to learn, unwind, relax, and meditate. Participants will have the option to attend daily meditation classes, and stay longer to participate in the detox or yoga programs. 

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Additional Options

As part of the event, it is suggested that participants arrive early before the workshop, or stay a week after to immerse themselves in the healing environment. Located in Haad Tien bay on Koh Phangan, the Sanctuary offers a unique opportunity for resting and relaxing. Additionally, they have a superior vegetarian and pescatarian restaurant, daily yoga classes, a world class spa, and more.


How will you spend your extra time? On the beaches, hiking through the jungle, doing a detox, meditating, or engaging in various social activities. The decision and time is yours and we are here to make sure you get the most out of your educational holiday. 

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Join Us in Thailand, October 1 - 7, 2023

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Educational Workshop, October 2 - 7

These are the training dates. Classes will be held twice a day in 3 hour sessions from 9am - 12pm and from 2pm - 5 pm.


It is highly recommended to come a few days early so you can settle, nourish yourself, and enjoy the lovely views.  



If you choose to stay for another week you can do a detox-fasting program or participate in a yoga retreat.  

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Early Bird - $1,999 USD 

(still available)

Regular Price - $2,250 USD

Price includes 7 days accommodations, breakfasts, 3 group dinners, airport transfers from Koh Samui, and tuition.

Not included in price: airline tickets, most lunches and dinners.

Reserve Your Seat Now!

Make a $499 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot on this life-changing retreat.

Payment Plans Available

Make a deposit before March 31 and receive $500 worth of my online classes. Choose what classes you want!

***Previous students and customers can apply up to $500 worth of prior purchases to deduct from the price of this event.  
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