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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 that integrates acupuncture with various manual based methods.


You will also learn how to do physical assessments, movement therapies, myofascial release techniques to use with distal needling, and much more. Visit the website for Terra Sangha Retreats.

Distal Acupuncture and Manual Therapies

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Distal acupuncture needles into points away from the symptomatic region. It 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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Things to Do In Portugal

As part of the event, it is suggested that participants arrive two days before the classes start. We want to make sure you have time to settle in and can enjoy the local environment.

Things to do include: 

Wild River Swimming

Hiking Trails

Horse Riding

Rock Climbing

Visit Marvao 

Enjoy the Natural Park of the Serra de São Mamede

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Join Us in Portugal, July 31 - Aug 5, 2023

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Educational Workshop, July 31 - August 5th

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.  

We can also assist you in planning activities outside of your stay at Terra Sangha. 


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Early Bird - $1,999 USD 

(still available)

Regular Price - $2,250 USD

Price includes 7 days accommodations, meals, airport transfers, and tuition.

Not included in price: airline tickets.

Reserve Your Seat Now!

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

Payment Plans Available

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to register for this event.

Make a deposit before April 30 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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