Professor Bùi Quôc Châu was born in Vinh Long on the 3rd of April 1942. He worked as an acupuncturist at Saigon Binh Trieu Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in 1977.
Thanks to the large number of patients he could validate his theories and develop his first face points map in 1980. Based on reflexology occidental works, such as iridology, endonasal reflexology and auriculotherapy, he manages to establish the foundations of a therapeutic discipline. He set the main diagrams of reflection for the face area and later on for the whole body.
In 1986 he replaces the acupuncture needles with specific epidermal Dien Chan tools created on the yin and yang effects.
Today Professor Châu continues his research at the Việt Y Ðạo Center in Hô Chi Minh City, Saigon. In his clinic he works with the students that are located both north and south of Vietnam. His three children, Bùi Minh Tâm, Bùi Minh Tri and Bui Minh Luan have taken over the direction of the clinic and kept the charitable spirit by treating the most disadvantaged people.
After 30 years of development and experience, Professor Dr. Bùi Quôc Chau and his students, about 100,000 between Vietnam and other countries, organise seminars, give lectures and help patients in over 20 countries. Professor Bùi Quôc Châu is also the author of numerous publications in vietnamese and international journals an he participated in several conferences on acupuncture, alternative medicine and naturopathy.
Just as foot reflexology shows the human body projected on the soles of the feet, Dien Chan provides projections on the face. Unlike other reflexology techniques, it has more than 30 projections that we call diagrams of projection, therefore we can talk also of multi-reflexology.
Dien Chan provides the map of fixed points discovered by Professor Châu in order to complete the treatment and be more accurate when treating the pathology. It gives us quick results offering us dozens of care possibilities without changing the therapeutic technique. The ongoing dialogue with the patient, a careful observation of the face, the combination of stimulation techniques based on the diagrams of projection, and the use of the Dien Chan tools, turn it into a creative and dynamic technique.
Dien Chan is an accessible therapeutic technique that can be adapted perfectly to the level of knowledge of each person. With little experience we can relieve numerous pains such as headaches, backaches, regulate intestinal transit, heavy legs, and so on. Indeed we can reach more lasting and more profound results only by studying and practicing.
We teach our patients simple movements of stimulation to do at home, we give solutions and options so that they can recover an active position towards recovery. On the other hand, the therapists wants to teach their patients to use Dien Chan in order to optimize the impact of the session: if you teach the patient some self-regulation movements, you will get better results in the next visit.
To be creative in Dien Chan you must consolidate a good theoretical basis, get familiar with the tools and techniques of stimulation. At first, Dien Chan may seem a book of tips and tricks that work very well, but it is more than that. This technique allows us to deal with our therapeutic work in depth and it is a very useful work tool for our daily life, both professionally and personally.
Many professionals have adapted this technique at their consultations. Doctors, reflexologists, acupuncture specialists, osteopaths and manual therapists have integrated Dien Chan in different ways. Dien Chan does not replace or deny any other technique or medicine but, on the contrary, it complements, nourishes and invigorates the treatment thanks to its modern, three-dimensional and holistic vision.
Dien Chan Zone
A.I.R.F.I. stands for Accademia Italiana di Riflessologia Facciale Applicata, Applied Facial Reflexology Italian School. It was founded in 2008 in Milan, Italy, by Beatrice Moricoli and Vittorio Bergamini. This is the only Dien Chan School officially authorized by Van Que Nguyen and Professor Bui Quoc Chou. Beatrice and Vittorio had the privilege to study and work side by side to Professor Bui Quoc Chau. Throughout these last 20 years they shaped this technique to bring it closer to a western society.
The eastern and western approaches are quiet different. In a western environment is generally requested a specific attention to the receiver, the person who receives the treatment. This aspect demands a soft modality and a more open dialogue than what happens in an eastern setting. In this last one there’s a wider distance of the therapist due to a different culture. In Saigon, for example, the receiver and the therapist sit one in front to the other one without talking and the concept of pain is seen as a way of healing.
Besides increasing the attention to the receiver Beatrice and Vittorio added the use of a massage table. This choice is already enough to encourage the body and mind to relax in order to receive a treatment.
A further step is a working method based on areas rather than points. This decision is based on the awareness that all the original diagrams are related to a population with a different DNA, alimentation habits, breath cycles, way of moving, way of training in a context of 35 year ago. It’s also comprehensible that it might not be sufficient working only on one point to solve an entire situation.
Dien Chan starts always from the symptom in order to locate the area to treat. Dien Chan Zone based on whole areas helps to find specific points of that specific person that could help the healing process. In this way every treatment is unique as it creates an energetic circuit alive only in that precise moment. It is an occasion to learn, to evolve, to energetically balance not only the receiver but the therapist as well.
The Dien Chan reflexologist should cultivate his / her own sensibility and have an open and clean heart in order to raise the vibration and keep a high level of energy throughout the whole duration of the treatment. It’s important to highlight that from the moment we start working on ourselves the entire technique will acquire a completely different relevance as it would be the sign that we are taking responsibility to take care of ourselves.
This is one the most important feature of this technique: after every session the receivers will learn some basic movements to empower the effect of the treatment. In this way the technique becomes part of their knowledge and the healing process won’t depend on anyone but themselves.