Class Description

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This advanced CE Course for licensed massage therapists provides an in-depth look into acupressure:

Many of us got into the field of massage therapy because we wanted to help people feel better. Chances are good that when you had aches and pains of your own, you would rub and massage them to alleviate the discomfort. Friends and family probably turned to you for some much needed TLC also and eventually, you realized you have a gift and went to massage school to learn more. Turns out that there are wide ranges of healing modalities available that can help clients feel better. One of those modalities is Acupressure.

Please note – this 12 CE course is much more advanced than our other courses, so you’ll need to set aside plenty of time to learn and study. If your license is about to expire, we recommend our other courses as a faster way to renew your license.

CE Broker Course #20-557203


Class Objective

This online class was developed to educate Licensed Massage Therapists on the uses of acupressure in their massage therapy practice. It is our hope that this material will be interesting, educational and a valuable resource to assist you with your massage therapy clients. Acupressure is a powerful healing agent and can greatly enhance your massage practice in treating pain, stress and general relaxation. It is also a wonderful tool for self-care. This advanced acupressure course focuses on acupressure for many pain syndromes, immune support, digestive issues, stress relief and a myriad of other symptoms.

Class Outline

  • Introduction to Acupressure
  • Rise of Complementary Alternative Medicine
  • Acupressure Research
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine History
  • How Acupressure Works
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
  • Channel/Meridian Theory
  • Five-Element Theory
  • Proportional Measurement/Acupressure Techniques
  • Performing Acpressure
  • Point Locations
  • Lung Channel
  • Large Intestine Channel
  • Stomach Channel
  • Spleen Channel
  • Heart Channel
  • Small Intestine
  • Bladder Channel
  • Kidney Channel
  • Pericarium Channel
  • San Jiao Channel
  • Gallbladder Channel
  • Liver Channel
  • Ren Channel
  • DU Channel
  • Extra Points
  • Point Combinations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Open-book exam

Sample Course Text

Qi flows in a precise manner through the twelve regular channels. As a general concept, Qi flows from the chest area along the three arm Yin channels (Lung, Pericardium, and Heart) to the hands. There they connect with the three paired arm Yang channels (Large Intestine, San Jiao and Small Intestine) and flow upward to the head. In the head they connect with their three corresponding leg Yang Channels (Stomach, Gall Bladder and Bladder) and flow down the body to the feet. In the feet they connect with their corresponding leg Yin channels (Spleen, Liver, Kidney) and flow up again to the chest to complete the cycle of Qi.

Sample Assessment Question

Your client is complaining of extreme fatigue and seems very weak. A good set of acupoints to provide acupressure might be:

  • A. Points on the San Jiao channel
  • B. Jian Jing points
  • C. Yin points
  • D. Ren Channel points

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Advanced Acupressure & Chinese Medicine

12 CE Credits for $49.00

$39.00 In stock
Melissa Wood, ND