Jamche Kunye (JCK) — Tibetan Massage & Mild Therapies — is a course designed to introduce students to the practical side of the holistic healing system of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM). Tibetan massage (Kunye) and the complementary health therapies target the flow of energy through the body — what the Tibetan system calls “wind” energy (rLung) — which is responsible for the connection between body & mind. These practices will help you to relax deeply and stay healthy.
The modules start at 10am on the first day and end at 4pm on the last day. The exact timetable will be announced at the beginning of the module. For modules 2, 3 and 4, additional distance learning units are provided.
Module 1: Dugs-pa (Massage with Herbal Compress) · 24 – 27 April 2019
The complementary health therapies found in Tibetan medicine are simple and effective, especially when it comes to relieving tension, promoting relaxation, and balancing the energy of body and mind. In the first module, we introduce herbal compresses (Dugs-pa), along with how they affect the energies of the body when applied to particular points. We’ll also cover how to make different herbal compresses from simple materials, and how to use these compresses in a therapeutic setting.
Module 2: Kunye (Tibetan Massage) & Hor-me (Hot Stamps) · 27 – 29 Juni 2019
The techniques of Kunye, or Tibetan massage, were designed to generate and restore health and relaxation. This module is aimed at learning the unique methods of the Tibetan system, and how they are different from other massage therapies—especially in how they work to join body and mind, especially in combination with “Hor-me”.
Module 3: Moxa & Me-bhum · 7 – 10 August 2019
Like any new skill, working in complementary health and traditional Tibetan therapies takes practice. This module is geared towards giving students the practice they need to improve their newfound knowledge and skills, along with some additional theory and introduction to the effects and application of the simple therapies of moxa and “me-bhum” (cupping) in theory and practice.
Module 4: Lums (Hydrotherapy) & Practice of all Therapies · 11 – 14 September 2019
Our own natural environment provides many healing properties—in this module, we take a moment to reflect on what’s available to us in the places where we live. We’ll discuss the healing properties of resources like natural hot springs and medicinal baths made using plants and herbs, along with more practice to improve the students’ newfound knowledge and skills.
Module 5: Practice with Volunteer Clients & Exam · 12 – 16 November 2019
In the final module, we provide even more practice with different “volunteer clients”, a great opportunity for gaining more confidence in applying the complementary health therapies under the supervision and direction of the teacher. Besides therapy practice, we also learn more about treatment schedules and documentation. Finally, there is an exam testing the theoretical and practical knowledge you have gained during the course.
This diploma course on Tibetan Traditional Medicine does not fulfill the requirements set out by Austrian law to be officially considered professional health care education. If you are a participant of the program and healthcare professional, and are considering implementing or providing Tibetan Traditional Medicine therapies in your professional practice, please be aware that it is your responsibility to make sure you’re following the law for practicing medicine in your own country, state, and/or municipality.