Learn several methods of stimulating acupressure points for self-care as well as for the treatment of friends and family.
The theories and principles of Chinese medicine lead to an astonishing range of treatment methods, including acupuncture, dietary/nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, breathing techniques, martial arts, and even sexual techniques that are designed to treat the body, mind, and spirit of each individual. Acupressure, the stimulation of energetic points in the body using finger (or suitable substitute) pressure is one of these pillars. Along with other forms of massage, acupressure pre-dates acupuncture (stimulating the same points with a thin needle) by millennia. In fact, scholars of Chinese history and medicine agree that for as long as people have existed, we have relied upon touch for relief of pain, release of trauma and illnesses, and stimulation of the immune system. In this class, attendees will learn several methods of stimulating acupressure points for self-care as well as for the treatment of friends and family. Greg will teach and demonstrate simple acupressure regimens that any person can perform to build immunity, release pain and tension, and address acute conditions such as allergies, colds/sinus problems, menstrual irregularities, pain and trauma, and more. Attendees will receive detailed handouts to help find the points in the future, as well as a deeper understanding of the energetic framework within the body as seen through the eyes of Chinese medicine.
Limit 18 students.
NOTE: This class is offered in both Traditions Weeks 1 and 2.