We are a charity organisation based in Chiangmai ( Northern Thailand) where we practice and teach Asian Bio-Energetics (ABET), Aromatherapy with Asian Herbs and Reiki in local hospitals, rehab centers, senior homes, dog shelters and a cancer hostel.

We offer the following trainings :
1. Reiki intensive levels 1 and 2 : 1 week, Reiki Master + Teacher : 2 weeks
2. Asian Bio-Energetics Therapy (ABET) : during 6 weeks.
3. Aromatherapy : Introduction to Aromatherapy and Making your own Essential Oils   (4 or 5 days)
4. Organic Compost Making : Private or Small Groups in 1 or 2 days.

Reiki Classes

The wonderful Usui System of Reiki healing is a deeply relaxing Japanese hands-on healing technique to treat others: humans, animals, plants and food.
It is a safe, simple, natural and easy-to-learn technique.
It only requires a Reiki Master who is willing to harmonise your body to connect to and receive the Reiki healing energy.
Once you are aligned with this wonderful energy, it is with you for life.

All Reiki students trained at our Reiki Center in Chiangmai, Thailand
– receive hands-on attunements in the physical presence of a lineaged Reiki Teacher,
– receive William Lee Rand’s combined ‘four in one’ Reiki attunements, and
– have their own recognisable lineage linking them to Dr Mikao Usui.
– have at least 20 hours of clinical practice during 6 days of training
which can be quite intense but is also very fulfilling.
– will be able to treat themselves and others confidently;
– will receive at least 5 Reiki sessions during the training, and
– receive a free Reiki pillow and Reiki shirt, plus one free bottle of our Aromatherapy oils (Respirator or Calm The Mind) for your hands (to use when giving treatments).
– will eat the best vegetarian food in Chiangmai…

We will share with you our 27 years of practicing and teaching Reiki.
We keep our classes very small with max. 6 students to give our full attention to each student.

This is our intensive Reiki training program :
Monday : Reiki-1 training 9 – 4.30 including lunch
Tuesday : practice at a local hospital 9 – 1.00 including lunch
Afternoon : visit to the Organic market and practice Reiki at AHAC.
Wednesday : practice with the elderly at a nearby village 9 – 4.00 including lunch
Thursday : Reiki-2 training  9 – 4.30 including lunch
Friday : practice at a dog shelter from 9.30 to 12.00 (optional)
Afternoon : practice Reiki at AHAC
Saturday : practice at the Cancer Hostel 8.30 – 2.30 Including lunch.

We feel that having so much practice is a nice way to be introduced to the wonderful world of Reiki energies and especially to build up your confidence by giving many treatments..
We are the only teachers in Thailand offering such extensive practice time.
Furthermore, after having completed this training with us, you are very welcome to join our ongoing charity visits (at no additional cost) whereby we go to give free Reiki trainings to the needy any time you are visiting Chiangmai.

Your tuition fees contribute substantially to our charity activities and are based on a minimum donation. They include the training manuals, (beautiful) certificates, refreshments, lunches, transport to and from the practice facilities during these 6 days of training and practice. 

Reiki is a safe, simple, natural and easy-to-learn technique. It only requires a Reiki Master who is willing to harmonize your body to connect to and receive the Reiki healing energy. 
Once you are aligned with this wonderful energy, it is with you for life.

  • Reiki is not a sect. Reiki has no Guru’s. Reiki is not a religion.
  • Reiki is not a massage.
  • Reiki allows you to work and think independently.
  • Reiki requires no continuous financial contributions or time commitments.
  • Learn more about Reiki here.

Class requirements: I am willing to start a class with one student but I will have no more than 6 students for any class.

Practice: during the training, you will be given ample time to practice what you have learned and to receive free treatments.
For additional practice, we highly recommend that you join us (totally free of charge) at the elderly homes, hospitals, rehab center and cancer hostel where we donate every month 11 days of free treatments.

There are 4 consecutive Reiki courses, which can only be taught by a Reiki Master-Teacher.

In Reiki-1, we will harmonize your body on 4 different levels to enable to connect to and receive the Reiki healing energy. In this course, you will learn how to treat yourself and how to pass this wonderful energy to others. We will also teach you one symbol to call on this great healing power (like clicking an icon on your computer to start a new program)

This course takes 3 days and is immediately followed by the Reiki-2 level.

The course fee includes the Training Manual, the Certificate, free treatment(s), refreshments and lunches.

Reiki 2 : this level allows a more comprehensive use of Reiki to further the mental, emotional and spiritual healing processes of patients. 
The energy harmonisations of this course will deepen your Reiki healing power and enable you to treat from a distance as well as give emotional/mental healing treatments. You will learn how to focus and work on traumas, frustrations and pains from present or past experiences. 
You will also be taught how to treat positive goals for your future well being.       Lastly, we include a special Craneo-Sacral treatment technique, 
which involves a non-manipulative spinal alignment treatment.
We teach this course during the same week as the Reiki-1.

Note: Reiki 1 and 2 are taught together during an intensive 6 day training which includes several practice days to help you build up your confidence.

 

During further training, you can receive Reiki-3: Advanced Reiki Training or Master class and Reiki-4: Master Teacher Degree.

REIKI MASTER TRAINING    In these classes you will receive :
1. The Usui Master attunement which strengthens your Reiki energy
2. The Usui Master symbol, which increases the effectiveness of the other symbols and can be used for healing
3. Reiki meditation to strengthen the mind and expand consciousness
4. Advanced techniques to achieve goals and resolve life lessons
5. The use of crystals and other stones with Reiki and how to make a Reiki grid to continuously send Reiki to yourself and others
6. Reiki Aura clearing to assist in removing negative psychic energy

This course will take 3 to 4 days and usually requires a waiting period of several months after Reiki-2 depending on the student’s practice.

The course fee for Reiki-3 (Advanced Reiki Training)includes the Training Manual, the Certificate, free treatment(s) and lunches.

THE REIKI TEACHER TRAINING

1. You will receive the complete Reiki Usui and Tibetan Master Attunement as well as instruction on giving all attunements, including Reiki Master, Teacher and the Healing Attunements.
2. You will learn the Usui Master Symbol and two Tibetan symbols for a total of six symbols to assist you in your Reiki healing work. This will open you even more intensely for the Universal Life Energy….
3. You will learn additional healing techniques as well as how to teach Reiki courses and how to harmonise students.
4. Last, but certainly not least, you will learn how to teach Reiki to children.

PREVENTION IS STILL THE BEST MEDICINE…

Knowledge is power

Powerful healing experiences often take place during this class.
Students practice giving attunements to volunteers and to each other, so each student receives many attunements.
Our Training Manual will give you detailed steps for giving all attunements.
While the contents of this class will allow anyone to pass Reiki on to others and to teach, many students actually take this training for their own use with family and friends.
This Master-Teacher Training will take at least 7 days but I prefer to spread this training over several weeks, thereby allowing the student to get used to these new energies and to provide ample time for further practice. I usually give this training in very small classes immediately after the Reiki Master training.

The Reiki-4 or Teacher Degree tuition fee includes the Training Manual, the Certificate, free treatment(s), lunches (vegetarian food) and refreshments.

 

Reiki Course requirements:

  • To take a Reiki-1 course, you need no special training or knowledge but a big heart and an open mind.
  • To take the Reiki-2 course, you should have done the Reiki-1 course.
  • The Advanced Reiki Training requires a waiting period of several months and at least 100 hours of Reiki practice after completing Reiki-2.
  • To take the Reiki Teacher course, you will need to have practiced Reiki intensively and be committed to teach this wonderful healing system.

Class Sizes: we teach most courses in very small classes of 1 to 6 students.

Practice: please note that for all of our trainings, we offer many practice opportunities, which are an important and integral part of our trainings and which help considerably to build up your confidence.

Languages: We teach in English, French, Dutch or Thai.

Course material: a Syllabus or Training Manual will be handed out to each student at no extra charge (in English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese)

Certificate(s): a certificate will be issued for every course at no extra charge.

Contact us here for more details.

What Reiki does
is giving you a deep relaxation and well being
which will re-start your own self-healing powers.

Oral Tradition is the energetic transfer from Teacher to student through direct contact and presence of the REIKI Master. We do not teach Reiki via internet (which would technically be possible) because we believe that this direct hands-on transmission is important.
This energetic transfer happens through teaching the form of treatments, initiations, passing on the principles, telling the history, answering questions, and truly being with the students in the class. In this way, the Reiki Master communicates the essence and the integrity of the System.

Summary of Reiki Training Classes

  • Reiki-1 and 2 training = six days including many practice days at local hospitals and rehab centers
  • Reiki-3 = 3 to 5 days for this Reiki Master training
  • Reiki-4 = two weeks for the Reiki Teacher training  together with the Reiki Master training.

Reiki training fees are based on a minimum donation.
We want to keep the cost low to encourage participants but
these donations also contribute substantially to our charity activities…

Contact us here to obtain the list of scheduled classes 
(only from Monday through Saturday) 
and to receive confirmation about the current course fees.

    Asian Bio-Energetic Therapy (ABET) Classes

This scientific treatment is a combination of several oriental holistic healing techniques that are all non-invasive and require no machines for diagnoses and no drugs or herbs for treatment.

These techniques take at least two months to learn. They combine the following alternative healing systems:

Traditional Chinese Medicine arts of Acupuncture from China that include Diagnostic, Meridian and Moxibustion techniques (which treat and prevent diseases by applying heat to acupoints);
the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, Magnet and Piezo therapy from Japan; the
Healing Breathing from Tibe and Dr Le’s Friction test.
Learn more about Asian Bio-Energetics here.

Educational flexibility: we offer total educational flexibility.
Full teaching and practice time takes about 2 months depending on the students’ diligence and performance. 
Our selection criteria for the students are: an open mind and a big heart. The final decision to accept or refuse a student’s application, will be ours. In case of our refusal before the beginning of the course, your downpayment will be fully reimbursed.

Classes last about 3 to 4 hours per day and comprise 4 levels of about 120 intensive hours (depending on the student’s diligence and absorption capabilities)

Class requirements: I am willing to start a class with one student but I will have no more than 6 students for any class.

Practice: Courses are both educational and practical with about 60 hours of clinical practice. During the training, you will be given ample time to practice what you have learned and to receive free treatments.
You will have additional practice sessions at the elderly homes, hospitals and rehab centers where we donate every month at least 10 days for charity treatments. These hours of clinical observation and practice will be included in your Certificate.
The ABET trainings are given only once a year during 6 weeks.
This is a tough training but also very rewarding.
It will help you to diagnose health problems in yourself and others
and make the appropriate recommendations for minor life style change to achieve major life quality improvements.

For best results, a course should be preceded (and followed) by a period of ABET treatment observations.
We recommend strongly that you do not to take any other classes at the same time, because our classes are very intensive and you will need time to study and assimilate the information every day (6 days per week).
We give out notes of the more difficult lessons and of course a Certificate upon completion. Usually, we teach 5 to 6 days a week.
For a more detailed Course Syllabus, please click here.

The selection criteria for the students are: an open mind and a big heart because not just everyone can learn this healing technique.
I personally had to observe Dr Than Van Le during 3 months of practice because I was obviously not ready at that time (smile)… 

PREVENTION IS STILL THE BEST MEDICINE…

Knowledge is power

 

 

 

                       Picture of Gallbaldder Acupoints

 

 

Generally speaking, ABET training is a challenge on the educational, physical, emotional and spiritual level but the results are most wonderful… (smile) and they will change your life for ever! 
You will first learn how to take care of yourself and activate your own healing powers. After that, you will learn how to take care of others.

When I discovered this scientific healing therapy over 14 years ago, I was managing a pharmaceutical company in Bangkok and I did not believe in all this stuff… but, then I saw that it somehow helped people even if I did not understand then, how or why…

Before taking the Asian Bio-Energetics Course, we always recommend to have a diagnostic and treatment session to enable you to experience this wonderful energy.

Language: We prefer English but do speak Dutch, French, Thai and German.

In ABET, we also use a Craneo-Sacral therapy in a very effective way, which is taught during the Advanced Levels.

Generally speaking, ABET training is a challenge on the educational, physical, emotional and spiritual level but the results are most wonderful… (smile) and they will change your life for ever! You first learn how to take care of yourself and activate your own healing powers. After that, you will learn how to take care of others.

Teaching material: Some 15 videos of ABET’s Basic and Advanced training given by Dr Than Van Le are available on CD’s or DVD’s

ABET Class Fees are payable in advance and are not refundable. They cover a training period of approx. 2 months and include transport, lunches and refreshments during practice visits.
Accommodation is not included in this donation.

Contact us here to obtain the list of scheduled classes 
and to receive confirmation about the current course material and fees.

Aromatherapy: Making Your Own Essential Oils and Formulas in Chiangmai, Thailand.

We have been using essential oils for over 26 years, just for our comfort and well-being. Now, we know that we can also use these wonderful oils for therapeutic purposes.
As we are growing quite some herbs ourselves, totally organically, we make our own essential oils and hydrosols…

Growing Moxa in Thailand for Aromatherapy

Growing and separating Moxa for Aromatherapy

We have been growing Moxa (Artemisia A.) for over 18 years and mainly use the fresh and ground products to make our own pure moxa rolls.
The next step was logically to actually transform this very useful herb into essential oils and essential waters.

Moxa Distillation Chiang Mai Thailand

Moxa Distillation: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Over the past years, we made over 600 distillations and we are delighted with the results.
As we make only small quantities of essential oils for our personal use, we do not sell them but we are happy to show you how to make your own in a 5-day workshop which includes

  • an introduction to Aromatherapy, and
  • the basic and hands-on training of how make essential oils

Aromatherapy Lemon Grass Day 4 Thailand

Aromatherapy: Lemongrass Day 4

Ginger Distallation Aromatherapy

Ginger Distillation: Aromatherapy

This is a great example of one of our formulas

Try our Pain relieve oil

Pain Relieve Oil

For more info, please contact us.

duri The selection of the herbs used for these distillations will depend on the seasons but we should be able to make at least three distillations in each workshop.
The selected herbs are : – Artemisia Argiye : Artemisia Annua, Bamboo, Cinnamon leaves and bark,  Ginger roots (Zingiber O.R.), Plai roots,
Turmeric (Curcuma) roots, Vetiver roots (Vetiveria zizanoides), Soursop leaves
Ylang-Ylang  and many more to list all here

Hydrosols or Hydrolates
We do not sell our essential oils, but share them with our students as part of a training hand-out. 
We do however, sell the hydrosols of all our products.
Hydrolates are also known as Hydrosols, or Herbal and Floral or Flower waters, are gentle, water-based plant extracts that expand the healing, cosmetic, and culinary applications of aromatherapy.

Moxa Hydrolate

                                  Moxa Hydrosol and essential oil

A hydrosol is the condensate water that is carrying the essential oils during the steam distillation. This aromatic water contains the very essence of everything that was in the plant when it was still alive and growing, including some essential oil. 
Some of the aromatic and healing parts held within the plant are not captured by the essential oils.  This steam condenses back into water, and contains small quantities of essential oil plus many of the water-soluble (hydrophilic) parts of the plant. 
Supercharged with more active principles than the essential oil, this ready to use product offers a safe and convenient way to deliver many therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.

Lemongrass Hydrolate in Thailand

Lemongrass: Hydrosol Aromatherapy Class Training

 

PREVENTION IS STILL THE BEST MEDICINE…

Knowledge is power

Aroma-therapeutic uses of Hydrosols
During the summer, hydrosols are the perfect cooling body mist.
The most cooling of all are… Peppermint. and Aloe vera
Hydrosols revitalise you when your energies are beginning to flag,
and a few sprays onto a tissue makes a handy wet-wipe for all sorts of applications including babies and grubby children.
Hydrosols are quite safe to use on young children but are better diluted for very young babies.
Hydrosols such as KaffirLime, Rose or Neroli can be added to the final rinse water in your washing cycle and as a fragrant linen spray whilst ironing since they smell much nicer than their synthetic counterparts.
Around the house, hydrosols are great to freshen the air instead of using chemical aerosols which are harmful to the environment.

Hydrosol Benefits
The plant matter used in essential oil distillation imparts a wonderful aroma to the water and also offer therapeutic benefits.
Hydrosols are water soluble, unlike essential oils that should be diluted in oil or creams prior to application to the skin. They are much more gentle than their essential oil counterparts and can be used directly on the skin without further dilution.
Hydrosols can be used in place of water in creating natural fragrances, lotions, creams, facial toners and other skin care products.
They can also be added to the bath and used on their own as a light cologne or body spray.
We believe that only 100% undiluted hydrosols are best for therapeutic uses. You will find some hydrosols with various kinds of alcohol which is usually not necessary. Unfortunately, some producers are tempted to use preservatives to keep them fresh longer.  We don’t.

Hydrosols are easily used on their own or added to other products – simple skin care!   Please contact us for the updated product list.

HERBAL HEALTH RETREAT

 Welcome to the mysterious, endless world of a healing nature…             Where do so many diseases come from?Why didn’t they exist before and how can the eternal treasures of nature affect modern “diseases”?

Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM) and natural healing  This herbal health retreat will give you a better insight into the profound internal and external application of Thai herbal medicine. From detoxification via the eyes with self-made herbal eye spas, to organic cooking when we prepare lunch as well as delicious herbal teas, to rejuvenating face masks and traditional massages. 

From natural growth (and harvesting) in the jungle to processing and practical application in life, these 4 days are filled with an exciting range of ancient, traditional and modern knowledge and its direct rejuvenating, tasty and healing influence on your body, spirit, soul and awareness. 

We will share with you traditionally proven knowledge about the many effects of Thai healing herbs and how to view your body’s healthproblems and their real causes.  All the herbs used are organic, grown on-site and available for later use at home.

Theory and practice is presented by Thai Traditional herbalist and doctor in English in a relaxing feel-good atmosphere in the evergreen nature.

 ABET : Asian Bio Energetic Therapy combines various Asian therapies that help to find the cause of your health problems and treat them by energy adjustments and suggesting specific life style changes for you.

These will improve your health faster and prevent problems from returning thus changing your quality of life in the long term.

Participants must have the willingness to make some minor life style changes which are often the cause of their health problem.

To enable us to do all that and for you to benefit from the cumulative effects of these deeply relaxing treatments, a minimum of 3 consecutive day sessions can help moving or removing some furniture in your house.

At first, these can be a bit overwhelming so it is good to be mindful and quiet afterwards and let the energies do their work inside your house.

After 3 sessions you will have the tool to handle your health condition yourself and you will understand why you got these problems.

After the ABET session, we will give you a deeply relaxing Reiki hands-on treatment, to allow your body to relax, your mind to calm, and fill you up with energy that helps your body to heal itself.

Food as medicine : Westerners eat medicine as food but Thai people eat food as medicine… Thailand has a wonderful food variety that is rich in medicinal properties which help balance your elements to make your body function better. During this training you will learn about the food and drink menu that supports a healthier life style.

Accommodation  Sleep is important to restore your health. During this course, you will spent time in nature with clean air, big trees and blue sky to calm your mind and build your soul.

We combine all these activities to find the root cause of your health condition, give you life-style suggestions and serve you during four days with healthy,fun and deeply relaxing activities to start your healthier  journey and life style habits. 

Please contact us for more details

More questions and more answers…

1) What are the entry requirements for your courses?

2) I am an overseas student, is there anything else I need to consider?

3) Can I get any financial help with the course fees?

4) Who teaches the courses?

5) I still need to earn a living. Is this possible during the ABET training?

6) What do you teach?

7) Is the Patient/Practitioner relationship important?

8) Will I change as a person?

9) Will I be able to make a living when I graduate?

10) What is the government’s view of Chinese medicine?

11) I have covered part of your course elsewhere, can I claim exemption?

12) Can I buy any books through the College?

13) What about assessment? Will I have to sit for lots of written exams?

1) Q: What are the entry requirements for your courses?
A: our entry requirements for the ABET training are adequate English understanding and a real desire to help others, but your life experiences and dedication are also important.
Regardless of your educational qualifications, you will be considered on the basis of your work and life experience. 
Although the average age of our students is between 35 to 40, we have qualified students well outside that age range, the oldest being 69 years old.
We select our students on an equal opportunities basis: students are selected for their suitability as individuals and not for their membership of any particular group.
2) Q: I am an overseas student, is there anything else I need to consider?
A: When you have an offer of a place on our courses it is your responsibility to organise your tourist visa (at the Thai Embassy or Consulate), your accommodation in Chiangmai and your transport before the start of training. 
If English is not your first language you will need to convince us that you are capable of undertaking this training in English because you will need to take a lot of notes.
Please note that accommodation expenses at local (clean) guesthouses amount to approx. 6000 THB per month (approx. 180 Euros or 200 US$ and that food expenses (without alcohol) would be no more than double this amount per month especially if you eat Thai food.

these   3) Q: Can I get any financial help with the course fees?
A: Yes, although we are not a state-funded organisation, we do provide a deferred payment system for those students that find the total course fees to be a challenge.
4) Q: Who teaches the courses?
A:  The ABET training is given by Cory Croymans-Plaghki who is the founder of the Asian Healing Arts Center, and has over 26 years of intense practice and teaching experiences.
You will find that Cory’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject goes a long way towards producing the approachable, stimulating atmosphere that students can appreciate.
Graduates tell us that this opportunity to access the teachers’ combined wisdom and skills is invaluable to them in developing their own approach to practice. To find out more about Cory, check out the website on the heading ABOUT US.

Nowadays, Cory is assisted by two wonderful ABET Teachers who have been trained by her : Amporn Boontan and Maria Preeprem.

The Reiki trainings are also given together with these teachers.

5) Q: I still need to earn a living during the training. Is this possible?
A: Sorry, this is not possible in Thailand where Work Permit Regulations are rather stringent.
ABET courses are normally given only once a year during 6weeks. Study consists of lectures, clinical and practical experience, and daily home study of several hours. We teach from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, Clinical sessions, however, are often run outside these hours.

6) Q: What do you teach?
A: The full ABET training consists of a total theoretical training of 120 hours plus at least 30 hours of clinical practice or observation.
ABET will help you to diagnose health problems in yourself and others and make the appropriate recommendations for minor life style change to achieve major life quality improvements.
You will learn how to diagnose, how to identify, use and combine about 60 acupuncture points as well as the practical use of magnets, piezo’s, moxa and your own hand (which is still the most perfect tool given to you by the Creator).
Whichever tool you use, you would take into account your patient’s physical condition and their constitution, as well as their emotional responses. We go step by step.
This description highlights only a small number of ways of using ABET but, if you think of it as a toolbox, what is important is to be able to use all the tools in your toolbox skillfully.
In its authentic form, ABET uses many tools, as and when they are called for and without conscious separation. This, therefore, is how we teach them, and you will be fully equipped to practice all of them.
For a more detailed list of the topics, please refer to the attached ABET Class Syllabus.

7) Q: Is the Patient/Practitioner relationship important? 
A: We believe that this relationship is of vital importance. You will be encouraged to develop a deep understanding of your patients and of your own practice through sharing your observations and reflections and through receiving one-to-one guidance. You will learn how to use your new knowledge and skills to make good and effective relationships with patients. This adaptation of ancient wisdom to modern-day relationships is exciting and inspirational even to those already experienced in working with people.
You will learn how to focus your treatment on the original cause of the health problems and encourage your patients to change some of their lifestyles as required by their health condition.
In the process, you will learn a great deal about yourself, and this self-understanding will be woven back into your practice as increased skill and understanding of the patient.

8) Q: Will I change as a person?
A: Without a doubt.
You may find that your work on the ABET and Reiki trainings brings up personal issues that need your attention.
We encourage and support you in this work, as we often find that personal development goes hand in hand with your evolution into a self-aware and effective practitioner.

PREVENTION IS STILL THE BEST MEDICINE…

Knowledge is power

9) Q: Will I be able to make a living when I graduate?
A: Potential students often ask this question – for obvious reasons!
We encourage our students to work out exactly what they want and to go for that: a very high proportion succeed.
We believe that if you continue to focus strongly and talk enthusiastically to people about what you do, your practice will thrive.
We recognise that perhaps one of the most difficult times for our students is when they leave and begin to practice.
To address this we have an excellent “after sales service” which is only an e-mail away.
We provide just the right amount of hand-holding and, by the time our students leave us, they are delighted with their independence and confident about their competence.
As for the financial income you may generate, we ask you to think carefully about how much money is “enough” for you.

10) Q: What is the government’s view of Chinese medicine?
A:  In more and more western countries, the Health Ministries are working with the acupuncture and herb professions to establish a system of legal regulation that will safeguard the public interest.
We welcome this because it will mean a well-deserved increase in credibility.
However, keep in mind that neither in ABET nor in Reiki, do we prescribe any herbs or perform any body invasion procedures (like with acupuncture needles).

11) Q: I have covered part of TCM training elsewhere, can I claim exemption? 
A: The short answer is sorry but no.
We do not teach TCM but ABET, which may use the TCM basics but is not TCM. We nevertheless like to receive a copy of your academic record and life experience.

12) Q: Can I buy any TCM books through your organisation?
A: Sorry, no we do not offer this service. As a matter of fact, we prefer that you do not read any books about TCM, which may only confuse you when you are training with us.

13) Q: What about assessment?  Will I have to sit lots of written exams?
A:  ABET is a practical skill and, where appropriate, we teach and assess your work practically and daily. For example, a point location class is taught by marking points on real bodies, usually your own or those of your classmates!
You will also be assessed practically and are only taught in small groups with close supervision.
Likewise, when you are in clinical environment, you will be taught and assessed in a very practical way.
A more theoretical unit, such as Chinese Medicine Theory, is taught in a more lecture-based format and is assessed using a basic written exam and projects during and after the training.
We always tailor the assessment to suit the subject being learnt.

For a more detailed Course Syllabus, please click here.

Contact us to schedule classes from Monday through Friday.

Organic Pyramid Compost Training

If you have a lot of garden refuse and you want to make your own beautiful compost as shown in these pictures…

During one day of training. we can teach you how to make this compost within 2 months, with very little labour cost and without having to shred your material first or turn your compost heap regularly.

Tuition costs are 2000 Baht per person for a minimum of 3 participants 
or 3000 Baht for one-on-one training
These tuition fees which support our charity activities, include a vegetarian lunch and a detailed training manual. 
These Classes are given regularly at our Reiki  Center in Hangdong or at your own location if you have at least 4 pick-up trucks of garden refuse. Please contact us for more details.

To support our project, you can buy our sieved Pyramid organic compost at 150 Baht per bag of 10 kilos.
You can also buy the wonderful organic rice which we receive from the organic farmers in exchange for the free compost we gave them when planting their rice.

Organic Compost Making 2

Compost before grinding

Organic Compost Making 4

Compost after grinding.

With the Maejo Pyramid Compost system, we make a layered pile of  2.5 meter wide, 1.5 meter high,  and at least 4 meter long to get one ton of excellent compost within 2 months.

Main Advantages of this Thermophilic composting

  • the high temperatures will kill diseases that adapted to live around human body temperature.
  • You can make this compost anywhere without using electricity as long as you have access to water.
  • You do not have to turn-over your compost pile but only water it every day for 2 months to facilitate faster decomposition.

Compost that stays at 50°C (122°F) for 24 hours will be safe to use to grow food. 
A temperature of 46°C (115°F) will kill pathogens within a week. 
At 62°C (143.6°F) it will kill pathogens within one hour.

The Heat-loving bacteria that make compost need oxygen. To achieve this, you can pile in some coarse materials like hay when building the compost pile. 
This will create little pockets of air, or you can make some holes in the pile with pipes or sticks every 10 days, fill it with water and close the holes again.

The compost.
With this technique and this size, you will get about 1 ton of excellent compost that contains  
N P K = 1.5 – 0.5 – 0.5 
(Nitrogen, Potassium, Kieserite), 
as well as minor ingredients like Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, Molybdenum and others which :

  • help plants to grow,
  • will soften the soil
  • and allow plant roots to grow and seek their own food.

The main fertilizer farmers now use is Urea which contains just nitrogen but this is harmful for the ecology.

What is Compost ? It is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a natural fertilizer and soil improvement
It is a key ingredient in organic farming
The process of composting simply requires making a pile of wetted organic matter (leaves, “green” food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. 
Modern composting methods use a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials.

he Pyramid Compost system from Maejo University in Chiangmai, Thailand
This Pyramid Compost system which we use to make Dindee organic compost has been developed by Professor Teerapong Sawangpanyanggool at Maejo University in Chiangmai  in 2009.

This Pyramid system is by far the easiest and fastest way to make compost, involving very little labour and time and generating an excellent, nutrient rich compost with a pleasant earthly smell within two months.

The objective of this Pyramid system is to:

  • reduce the high labour cost as traditional systems require turning the composting material every three days, to make compost.
  • the field burning which affects the air quality and thereby the health of the people living in it.
  • the processing time : it normally takes 6 months to 1 year to make compost
  • Global warming from open burning

This stopped farmers to make compost themselves.
So they bought the chemical fertilizer as it takes less time and would therefore be cheaper.
But it is more dangerous for the ecology.
The Pyramid compost is more environment friendly and will strengthen the plants to fight off attacks from bugs etc.
We also want to avoid the harm form vermicomposting which uses food scraps and human faeces which may contain some diseases that may not be killed by the old compost technique.

Ingredients can be : Weed, Grass cuttings, wood chips and sawdust, mushroom pods, corn stalks, or any garden refuse  can be used for thermophilic compost piles.

USAGE : Compost is rich in nutrients and used in gardenslandscapinghorticulture, and agriculture

The compost itself is beneficial for the land, especially as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. 
In ecosystems, compost is used for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover.
Organic ingredients for composting can also be used to generate biogas through anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is fast overtaking composting in some parts of the world (especially central Europe) as a primary means of downcycling waste organic matter.

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Open burning in rice field

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Composting with Corn husks
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Composting with tree leaves
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Composting with rice straw
See how high the Pyramid Compost pile is.
Sizes that work best are: 
2.5m. wide, 1.5m. high and 4m. long.

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Keep it wet with water everyday

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Compost in your garden

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When compost is ready to use, stop to water it.

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Compost can be used for plants after it is cooled down…

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Seaving by hand before bagging

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Good compost after grinding
 

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Healthy food with healthy compost

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Organic cabbage

GCOCFree Compost for Rice Project in Chiangmai
During these last few months, we have all seen the political conflicts in Thailand.
The farmers are now really suffering as the government did not pay them for the rice they bought.
The next planting season has started and the farmers in our Huaysaai district have no money to buy what they need. They will end up being more indebted…

As a farmer’s daughter and community activist, I really feel for them and want to help them.
How can I support our community farmers as I do not have millions of Baht and little power.
I am the president of Community Savings Fund but we have less than a million Baht which is not enough to help the farmers in my community and we don’t know when or if the government will pay them. 

This is a lot of pressure for everyone.

 CHEMICAL FERTILISERS ARE KILLING

COMPOST IS BUILDING LIFE

For a long time, I have been a consultant for the Organic Farmers Group and during the past four years, with the support from Maejo University, I have been making a great quality organic compost using organic garden refuse, rice husks and dried cowdung. 
This has considerably helped to reduce open burning in my community.

Last year, I started a new project to supply our free organic compost to the organic rice farmers in exchange for a share of future rice crops on condition that farmers do not use any chemicals on their fields.
This season, I received over 200 kgs of excellent quality black rice, Riceberry rice and Jasmine brown rice.
Now, I want to sell these wonderful products to finance the next production of compost. 
This way I can continue to support the farmers who do not burn their fields and do not use chemicals. And I can continue to sell their rice while they focus on growing it.
Our prices are very reasonable for this excellent quality which does not include the delivery cost which is payable upon receipt and will depend on the quantity ordered…
If you want to help Thai organic farmers, please buy their rice.
Help us to reduce the chemicals in the rice fields.
Support our local Free Compost for Rice Project if you can ….

 If you want to help us, buy our compost and our Mixed Super Soil by contacting [email protected]

Please e-mail your order to me Amporn Boontan : [email protected]

To take part in this Organic Composting Class, 
please Contact Us for more information.

Course Location and Availability: We are available all-year-round.
All courses are given in a quiet private setting at about 12 km South-West from Chiangmai University in a small village called Nampreah-Obkhan, which is located on the way to the Obkhan National Park
And of Klongchollapratan or Canal Road.
We recommend that you either stay in the village or if you still want to stay in town, you can use some tuktuk drivers whom we selected.
They will charge 200 Bht for a one-way trip.

Accommodation : To stay close-by in any of the following village resorts, have a look at these websites and contact the selected resorts directly for your accommodation needs while mentioning that you will be visiting the Asian Healing Arts Center. This will automatically qualify you for our discounted corporate rates:
– www.nugentwaterside.com            
– http://www.northtouralacarte.com/home_stay.asp

Tuition fees for this intensive training are payable in advance.  
To contact us for more details, please contact us here.

Food in Chiangmai is verrrrrrry delicious and cheap (especially vegetarian food) and it is easily available at all hours of the day and night. The selection of fruits is quite extraordinary throughout the year and it’s prices are incredibly low.

How to get to Chiangmai, Thailand from Bangkok

  • Plane: 1 hour to Chiang Mai Airport. The airfare is about 2,250 Baht. Then you can take a taxi, 15 minutes, fare is about 200 Baht. See information on Thai airways Bangkok AirwaysAir Asia
  • Train: 10 hours, train fare is about 900 Baht. Taxi, Tuk Tuk, Songtaw fares to AHAC vary from 80-400 Baht. It takes 20-30 minutes.
  • Bus: 8 hours, fare is about 450 Baht. Taxi, Tuk Tuk, Songtaw fares to AHAC vary from 80-400 Baht. It takes 20-30 minutes.

More About Us

We actively support the disadvantaged thru the New Life Foundation with whom we share our proceeds
We practice FAIR TRADE in our pricings for products.

We train villagers to promote and market their products.

We pay a fair price to the small village producers who are not equipped for export and for whom we provide market access
With our in-house designs and marketing, we strengthen our producers’ capacity in line with international market demands
We have concern for people, for animals and for the environment