A Diploma Correspondence Course of 12 Lessons.
Home study is the modern, flexible way to learn holistic medicine. No attendance is necessary.
All courses are conducted by distance learning.
This course leads to a Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification.
Acupressure is the application of pressure to the body to enhance the flow of energy (variously referred to as 'Ki', 'Chi' or 'Prana') in the 12 main bi-lateral meridians, according to the principles of Oriental medicine. This therapy is widely used in China where more emphasis is given to a person's responsibility for their own health than it is in the Western world.
Acupressure is believed to be the 'Mother of Acupuncture', in that it predates the use of needles to stimulate the body's energy flow. It has the same principles as Acupuncture, but the pressure is applied directly to the Acupoints of the body mainly by using the hands, fingers, thumbs or knuckles. Stimulation of the body's meridian system by touch is perhaps one of the oldest and most effective healing systems.
Acupressure Techniques, Effleurage, Tapotement, Petrissage
Eastern and Western Theories
Law of the Five Elements
Acupoints and identification
Myofascial trigger points - detection and treatments
Power points of fingertip medicine
Trunk organ zones - detection and treatments
Reflexology foot mapping
Treatment formulations (various aliments)
Traditional Chinese Medicine - The 7 emotions - applicable treatments