I am certified in reiki II, sound therapy, holistic counseling, aromatherapy, Japanese herbal medicine, natural skin care product productions, and now, I am going to be certified in Acupressure!
Acupressure has been practiced in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 2000 years, and the fact that it is still in use today is a testimony to its effectiveness in the treatment of illness and pain. Acupressure is essentially a method of sending a signal to the body by pressure, to “turn on” its own natural healing capabilities or regulatory mechanisms. Normally, Qi (vital force in Chinese”) or Ki (vital force in Japanese) circulates through natural pathways in the body called meridians. Blockage of this flow or an imbalance in Yin and Yang can cause illness and pain. Acupressure helps to correct functional imbalances and restore the flow thus returning the body to a more natural state of well-being! Some individuals fear needles so acupressure (or even sound therapy with tuning forks) is a non-invasive alternative.
Acupressure is used to help relax the muscles and if done regularly and correctly, this method of self-massage can sustain improvement and minimize recurrence of symptoms.
This is a five-month certification program, where I would have to submit cases and pass a test. I am super excited and cannot wait to incorporate this modality into my naturopathic practice!