Continuing Education at Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, Maine

Introduction to Acupressure

Mondays:  March 11 & 25
Time: 6-9pm
6 CE hrs, NCTMB approved
Cost: $50/class

Course Description:  Chinese Medicine utilizes a broad range of modalities and tools to help people attain physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. In this six-hour course, students will be introduced to the basic premises of Oriental Medicine, channel theory, Yin/Yang theory, Five Element theory, Qi, and acupoints.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will learn the basic terms and concepts of Chinese Medicine.
  • Students will observe a demonstration of acupressure.
  • Students will learn 8 important acupoints and how to stimulate them.
  • Students will learn techniques to use on their own bodies.
  • Students will be introduced to Yin/Yang theory.
  • Students will be introduced to Five Element theory.
  • Students will be introduced to the primary Channels.

Instructor, Ching Liu, M.T.O.M, L.Ac. (CA), L.M.T., has been practicing holistic health since 1996, when he first trained in massage therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in Los Angeles, CA. He took nearly one thousand hours of classes there before moving on to study Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. He received his master’s degree and then acupuncture license in 2005 and went into private practice in Los Angeles. During that time, he used acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat many health issues, but specializing in trauma (causing addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain), fertility, and digestive disorders. Chin joined the faculty of four schools of Oriental Medicine in the Los Angeles area: Emperor’s College, SAMRA University, Dongguk Royal, and Southern California University – School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture where he was the faculty chair of the acupuncture department. He moved to Maine in 2016, and started a new practice in Newcastle, utilizing acupressure and Chinese herbs while he gets his Maine acupuncture license. His experience in bodywork, practicing Oriental Medicine, and teaching Oriental Medicine are all distilled into his acupressure classes at DSM.

For more information or to register for this course, call Downeast School of Massage, 207-832-5531.

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