• This course will be four 1.5 hour sessions that will cover the basics of the theory and methods of treatment, with practical applications, of Chinese medical pediatric massage. Participants of this class will gain basic understanding of Chinese medical pediatric massage theory, techniques, and practical applications for some of the most common ailments affecting children from infant to 12 years of age. Although this technique can be used for children up to 12 years of age, it is primarily used on children from birth to 6 years old. Those who have young children are encouraged to bring one (1) child for your model to practice on.

    Class 1
    The first class will be an introduction to basic theory of Chinese medicine as it pertains to pediatrics and the different techniques used in Chinese medical pediatric massage.

    Class 2
     Quick review of theory and techniques learned in class one. We will look at specific treatment protocols for using Chinese medical pediatric massage for the treatment of fever and cough.

    Class 3
     Quick review of theory and techniques learned in class one. We will look at specific treatment protocols for using Chinese medical pediatric massage for the treatment of vomiting and abdominal pain.

    Class 4
     Quick review of theory and techniques learned in class one. We will look at specific treatment protocols for using Chinese medical pediatric massage for the treatment of constipation and diarrhea.

    About the teacher:
    Thomas Avery Garran has been studying herbal medicine since 1989. His original training was in Western herbalism and later in Chinese medicine. He is a graduate of the American School of Herbalism and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Thomas is the former Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, HI, and on the advisory board for the John Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, University of Hawaii at Mnoa. Thomas has been living in Beijing, China for the last 4 years where he has been practicing and worked with several teachers.

    Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private class or workshop and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private activities or events for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.