Acupressure for Optimal Pelvic Health
Over the last several decades there has been a rising interest in complementary holistic medicine and Acupressure has come forth as an effective therapeutic modality for symptom management in Western healthcare. Acupressure is an Eastern treatment modality that combines massage and features of acupuncture dating almost 3000 years ago1. It’s a technique used to release blocked Qi by applying finger pressure to points on meridians2. It is considered a form of acupuncture in which fingers, thumbs, and elbows are used to stimulate the body’s acupuncture points3. It has also been described as a form of bodywork based on traditional Chinese meridian theory in which acupuncture points are pressed to stimulate the flow of energy or Qi4. Acupressure is widely considered to be a noninvasive, low cost, and efficient complementary alternative medical approach to alleviate pain. The application of pressure to points located along the energy meridians of the body have been established and utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine6. These acupoints are thought to exert certain psychologic, neurologic, and immunologic effects to balance optimum physiologic and psychologic functions6. This continuing education course is a two-day seminar that offers participants an evidence-based perspective on the application of Acupressure for evaluating and treating a host of pelvic health conditions including bowel, bladder and pelvic pain issues. The course explores a brief history of Acupressure, its roots in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and presents current evidence that supports the use of complementary and alternative medicine as an adjunct to western medicine. TCM concepts of Meridian theory and energy channels are presented with scientific evidence of Acupoints transmitting energy through interstitial connective tissue with potentially powerful integrative applications through multiple systems.
Feb 4, 2023 8:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
NA - Registrants Attend this course via Zoom