Deep reservoirs of Qi

Open the doorway to the Source of Qi within

The 8 Extraordinary Vessels open new possibilities for your hands-on practice and personal understanding of the multi-layered web of Qi flow. Only two of the vessels have acupressure points, perhaps that is part of what them "extraordinary." This is a Level 4 course.

What you will learn

  • Pathways of each Extraordinary Vessel

  • Master Point combinations used to activate the Vessels

  • When, why, and how to integrate the Vessels into your hands-on work

  • Key acupressure points on the Vessels

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Class 1

    • Welcome!

    • Class 1: Worksheet

    • Class 1: Energy Body Development & Introduction to the 8 Extraordinary Vessels

    • Class 1: Presentation Slides

  • 2

    Class 2

    • Class 2: Worksheet

    • Class 2: Vessel Pairs, Master Points in Practice

    • Class 2: Presentation Slides

  • 3

    Class 3

    • Class 3: Worksheet

    • Class 3: Addressing common conditions, Microcosmic Cycle, 3 Dan Tian

    • Class 3: Presentation Slides

    • Final Exam

  • 4

    Course Survey

    • Course Survey



Your tuition includes immediate access to the entire course, the ability to download and keep all of the content, and email support for any questions you may have along the way.
(Online Certification Students also have 24-hour access to the Student Forum for posting questions, and Mastermind Meetings for deeper discussions regarding all aspects of the theory and practice.)

Sink into the depths of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels

Meet Your Instructor


Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT

As both a Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, I have been weaving the theory of Chinese Medicine and western massage therapy into the Meridian Massage Approach.  Meridian Massage is a holistic, hands-on approach that anyone can use to support the health of themselves or others.I am the founder of the Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. I appreciate the opportunity to share the wisdom of this work with you.


  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    There is no deadline to complete. You work at your own pace, whenever the time is right for you.

  • Will I get a certificate?

    Yes - as soon as complete the course your certificate will be in your Student Account. You can download and print it for your records.

  • Do I have to be a Massage Therapist to take this course?

    No - anyone interested in the Eight Extraordinary Vessels is welcome to enroll.

  • I am a Massage Therapist - can I get CEUs?

    There are no CEUs for this class

  • Is the whole class online?