Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
•Review dental/medical histories with the added objective of seeking opportunities to perform Acupressure.
•Recognize when health or emotional factors may contraindicate acupressure.
•Describe the foundations of acupressure including Meridians, Qi, the Five Element Theory, and Major Points.
•Perform basic Acupressure techniques designed for relaxation and pain management in the dental environment.
•Determine which staff members are best suited to perform this specific alternative modality and how to plan for this component of the appointment.
Introduction to the History of Acupressure
How it can be incorporated into treatment planning in the healthcare office.
Review of Medical History / Health Conditions which will benefit from Acupressure
Contraindications for Acupressure
Foundations of Acupressure
Meridians: Central and Governing
Heart / Pericardium
Small Intestine /Large Intestine
Bladder / Gall Bladder
Hand and Foot
Special Pain Acupoints
Different forms of Qi
The Five Element Theory
* Potent Points for relieving neck tension and pain
* Potent Points for relieving shoulder tension
Hands on practice session
Benefits of using Acupressure for relaxation
Benefits of using Acupressure for pain relief
Question and Answer
Credits: 4 CEU’s [AGD Code: #153]
Instructor: Gary T. McCabe, BA, MT.
Gary McCabe, B.A. Cultural Anthropology, has been studying cross cultural human development and healing for over 25 years. He studied anthropology, yoga psychology and human development with Dr. A.K.B. Pillai, which included cross cultural field study in India, Europe and America. He has taught for over 15 years, presenting seminars and classes at Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, adult schools and fitness facilities. He also offers private and small group training.