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Koshi Balancing

A Structural Approach:

Japanese Manual Medicine and Acupuncture for Balancing the Lumbar Sacral Center

-Jeffrey Dann, PhD, LAc

January 21-22, 2017
(9am - 5pm)
75 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209
$335 (Professionals)
$255 (Students)
13 NCCAOM PDAs (Pending)
Registration refund policy:
90% refund applied if request received greater than 2-weeks from date of event
No refunds if cancellation received within 2-weeks of event*

This course provides an integrated Japanese manual medicine approach to the “Koshi” – the lumbar pelvic center.


Learn an effective approach to align the Koshi via with acupuncture & Sotai movement therapy.


“Release, Energize, Align...

New to Koshi Balancing?

This workshop is ideal practitioners looking to work in a more gentle manner, with a focus on palpation, structural assessment, and active listening. No experience in Traditional Japanese Medicine is necessary. Although the techniques are gentle in nature, the effects are profound and immediate. This seminar will focus on treatment options for common back pain complaints. You will learn new skills that can be immediately applied into your clinical practice.

Read more on Koshi here... 

Studied with Jeffrey Dann Before?

This is a wonderful way to DEEPEN your knowledge of Koshi Balancing techniques.

Brief Overview of Seminar...

Day 1 

This seminar begins with an introduction to Koshi Balancing with focus on the concept of Koshi 腰- both cultural and energetic considerations. Emphasis is placed on palpation – structural and channel assessments. Seitai shiatsu will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced, including body handling, muscle testing techniques, protocol and specific Koshi chair exercises. Integration of Seitai and Sotai movement techniques add a dynamic movement piece to the acupuncture session. Ample time will be given for Q&A.


Day 2

We begin with a review of concepts and techniques, then discuss specific acupuncture techniques. Demonstration and practice of superficial needle techniques and Osteopathic “Listening” palpation and needle approaches are applied to Koshi and the Hara. Hara palpation integrates Osteopathic Visceral Manipulation approaches to the sphincter system, the Gall Bladder and common bile duct structures. Theory and discussion of Seitai Shinpo Structural Acupuncture, with focus on Dai mai and Meridian Therapy needling techniques, lead to structured practice sessions. Seitai Shinpo lumbar-pelvic anatomy, sacral ligaments and deep needle techniques are also discussed and practiced. Discussion and demonstration of integrating Sotai Ho moves for Koshi balancing is provided. The seminar concludes with ample time provided for Q&A.

Instructor Bio

Jeffrey Dann, PhD, LAc

Originally a medical anthropologist who studied Japanese BodyMind training in the art of Kendo, Jeffrey has been a practitioner and educator of Seitai Shiatsu, Acupuncture, and Sotai movement therapy for many years. His classes are dynamic and in demand. Most recently he has been lecturing on his approach to the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine graduate acupuncture programs. He has presented at national Bodywork conventions and at State Acupuncture conventions and has taught frequently to medical associations in Istanbul Turkey. He has taught at leading acupuncture schools such as Tri-State Acupuncture college (NYC), AIMC (Berkeley) and SWAC (Boulder). He has co-presented with Shudo Denmei, (2001) and has been Stephen Brown’s assistant group leader for 7 years for the Japan trainings with the Meridian Therapy Association and the Goto Medical Arts College. Jeffrey has broad academic interests (Co-presented at the University of Texas with Dan Bensky, Chip Chace, and Nigel Dawes 2006), and has published numerous articles on Japanese acupuncture. He has been the editor for NAJOM, was the president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture foundation (Hawaii) for 12 years, and was instrumental in bringing leading Japanese masters to the US. He achieved the kendo rank of yondan, iaido nidan, and naginata-do shodan. His current interest in BodyMind work is contact improv and osteopathic visceral manipulation.

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