Online Acupressure Course
Our online acupressure course is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2020. We would love your input on classes that are offered by Dr. Browne, founder of Ageless Herbs and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Please fill out this brief 2-3 minute survey and we will keep you up-to-date on our natural healer and acupressure courses offered:
This course offers a structured course with video classes with Dr. Catherine Browne, an expert in the field of Chinese medicine and acupressure. You will also have the option to earn a certificate in acupressure. This is an affordable, convenient, flexible way to refine your skills as a natural healer and to serve you family and community.
Earn Professional CEU's in Acupressure
Massage therapists and chiropractors can also earn continuing education credits through our online course and expand their natural therapeutic offerings to patients.
How to Start Learning Acupressure Today for Free! 3 Easy Steps!
- A great way to start learning about using acupressure as an effective healing tool is to learn Chinese medical theory here; this helps you choose the correct acupressure points
- Next, learn about the different patterns of disease according to traditional Chinese medicine here
- Finally learn how to locate specific acupressure points correctly here
Why Do I Need to Understand Chinese Medicine to Practice Acupressure?
When you see online that there is a magical acu-point for headaches, sciatica, or back pain one might get the impression that using acupressure is as simple as finding one acupressure protocols and voilà! Sometimes this works, but usually it leads to inconsistent results at best. This is because there are many causes of a headache, back pain, or most any health condition; you would choose the acupressure points by recognizing the pattern of imbalance according to Chinese medicine. This way, you are choosing the correct acupressure point that will work every time! While it does take time to master acupressure, it is a tool that will benefit you and those you care for throughout your life once you obtain this knowledge. Get started learning acupressure today!
Notice: North Carolina Accredited Acupressure In-person Fall 2020 Class has been Canceled due to Covid-19
Our Ageless Herbs founder Dr. Browne offers a real acupressure course with a bona fide degree. This holistic healer degree will allow you to provide acupressure to patients and set up your own clinic and herbal apothecary, or to work in a hospital or integrated medical clinic.
Benefits of this Acupressure & Herb Course:
- 1-Year Course
- 1-2 Long Weekends Per Month
- Supervised Clinical Training
To become a real Chinese medical practitioner typically requires four-years of full-time Oriental medical school for an acupuncture degree. This training provides a much needed alternative to the student-loan debt-laden acupuncture school route. At the same time, the earning potential with this degree is similar to an acupuncturists'. Additionally, many people do not like the notion of needles but love the idea of an acupressure massage so attracting patients is easy! Finally, acupressure is a comparably effective treatment to acupuncture as explained here!
The flexible nature of our part-time acupressure-herb school schedule allows for those who are commuting to the program to maintain their life and job as they advance their healing skills and earning potential. The course is held in Western North Carolina, but nearly all students travel from distances to take advantage of this unique program taught by a seasoned expert in the field of natural medicine-Dr. Browne's Bio here!
What You Will Learn Through Our Acupressure-Herbal Medicine Course:
- Chinese Medical Theory
- Anatomy-Physiology w/ Acupressure Point Locations
- Chinese Medical Massage Techniques-"Tuina"
- Chinese and Western Medical Herbs
- Chinese Medical Diagnosis-Pulse and Tongue
- Treatments for Specific Health Conditions
- Adjunct Chinese Medical Therapies: Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Auricular Therapy, Medical Qigong
Chinese medicine is no longer considered fringe alternative medicine; it is being incorporated in to hospitals and medical clinics throughout the U.S. Integrated healthcare is a rapidly growing field with providers desperate to find alternatives for opioid and addictive pain killers. This is a smart career choice at just the right time!
What Diseases and Maladies Can I Treat Using Acupressure?
Like acupuncture, acupressure can be used to address the underlying causes of any pattern of disease or pain syndrome. Some Chinese medicine practitioners call acupressure the original acupuncture as needles are a modern invention relative to a system of medicine that has been practices for thousands of years. Using pressure, essential oils, herbs, moxabustion, gems, magnets, and Qigong therapy on acu-points has been practiced throughout the vast history of Chinese medicine. In reality, acupressure has many advantages over acupuncture and acupressure can prove to be as effective, if not more effective than acupuncture because it is readily available at any time by anybody.
Wu, D. J., Dong, H. C., Tang, T. N., & Zhu, S. F. (2018). Acupressure for insomnia: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine, 97(45), e13180. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013180
Armour, M., Ee, C. C., Hao, J., Wilson, T. M., Yao, S. S., & Smith, C. A. (2018). Acupuncture and acupressure for premenstrual syndrome. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 8(8), CD005290. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD005290.pub2
Serçe, S., Ovayolu, Ö., Pirbudak, L., & Ovayolu, N. (2018). The Effect of Acupressure on Pain in Cancer Patients With Bone Metastasis: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial. Integrative cancer therapies, 17(3), 728–736. https://doi.org/10.1177/1534735418769153
Wu, Y., Yang, L., Li, L., Wu, X., Zhong, Z., He, Z., Ma, H., Wang, L., Lu, Z., Cai, C., Zhao, D., Meng, X., Qi, A., Yang, A., Su, G., Guo, X., Liu, X., Zou, C., & Lin, Q. (2018). Auricular acupressure for insomnia in hemodialysis patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 171. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2546-2
Monson, E., Arney, D., Benham, B., Bird, R., Elias, E., Linden, K., McCord, K., Miller, C., Miller, T., Ritter, L., & Waggy, D. (2019). Beyond Pills: Acupressure Impact on Self-Rated Pain and Anxiety Scores. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 25(5), 517–521. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0422