Explore the healing potential of acupressure points

Gain skill and confidence with a solid set of points

Mindful contact with acupressure points brings about transformation within the entire energy system. Relied on for literally thousands of years, acupressure points are a precious resource that we can rely on today. Every point has a story, has many layers of potential, and holds great potential for anyone who is sincerely interested. This is a Level 3 course.
Explore the healing potential of acupressure points

What you will learn

  • How to develop your direct relationship with points and energy

  • Ancient point combinations that are trusted today

  • To benefit from these points, you must be on the point! Unlimited access to detailed videos showing you how to locate each point on yourself and another person.

  • Transformational characteristics and qualities of 60 acupressure points

  • When, why, and how to work with each point

  • Six traditional point categories that help you quickly assess what points to use for specific circumstances

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Class 1: Intro, Ma Danyang's 12 Heavenly Star Points, Command Points
    • Welcome!
    • Class 1: Worksheet
    • Class 1: Lesson Notes
    • Class 1: Lesson 1 - Introduction to Acupoints Video
    • Class 1: Presentation Slides
    • Class 1: Lesson 2 - Cun Measurements and Point Location Presentation
    • Class 1: Lesson 2 - Instructional Video - Cun measurements on a real person
    • Class 1: Lesson 3 - Ma Danyang’s 12 Heavenly Star Points Video (1)
    • Class 1: Lesson 3 -Point location HT 5, LU 7, LI 4, LI 11
    • Class 1: Lesson 4 - Ma Danyang's 12 Heavenly Star Points Video (2)
    • Point location: ST 36, LV 3, BL 40, ST 44
    • Class 1: Lesson 5 - Ma Danyang's 12 Heavenly Star Points Video (3)
    • Class 1: Lesson 5 - Point Location Video - GB 30, GB 34, BL 57, BL 60
    • Class 1: Lesson 6 - The Command Points Presentation
    • Class 1: Lesson 6 - Point Location - SP 6, P 6, SJ 6
    • Class 1: Review the Nature of Acupoints and the 4 Gates - Integration Video
    • Class 1: Nature of Acupoints - Presentation Slides
    • Class 1: Understanding Acupoint Names - pronunciation and meaning of the 12 Heavenly Star Points
    • Class 1: Understanding Acupoint Names - Presentation Slides
    • Yin and Yang Meridians Chart
    • Command Points Chart
    • Short video about anatomical language used for point location
    • Class 1: Quiz
  • 2
    Class 2: Back Shu Points and Influential Points
    • Class 2: Worksheet
    • Class 2: Lesson Notes
    • Class 2: Lesson 1 - Back Shu Points
    • Class 2: Presentation Slides
    • Class 2: Lesson 1 - Locate the Back Shu Points
    • Class 2: Lesson 2 - Influential Points
    • Class 2: Lesson 2 - Locate the Influential Points
    • Class 2: Command Points and Various Health Conditions - Integration Video
    • Influential Points Chart
    • Back Shu Points Chart
    • Class 2: Quiz
  • 3
    Class 3: Shu Transporting Points Part 1
    • Class 3: Worksheet
    • Class 3: Lesson Notes
    • Class 3: Lesson 1 - Introduction to Five Shu Transporting Point theory
    • Class 3: Presentation Slides
    • Class 3: Lesson 2 - 5 Element association to 5 Shu Point theory, 30 Yin Shu Points
    • Class 3: Lesson 3 - 30 Yang Shu Points
    • Yin Shu Points Chart
    • Yang Shu Points Chart
    • Class 3: Quiz
  • 4
    Class 4: Commonly used Shu Transporting Points and Yuan Source Points
    • Class 4: Worksheet
    • Class 4: Lesson Notes
    • Class 4: Lesson 1 - Commonly used Yin Shu Points
    • Class 4: Presentation Slides
    • Class 4: Locate Commonly Used Yin Shu Points
    • Class 4: Lesson 2 - Commonly used Yang Shu Points
    • Class 4: Locate Commonly Used Yang Shu Points
    • Class 4: Lesson 3 - Yin Meridian Yuan Source Points
    • Class 4: Lesson 3 - Locate Commonly Used Yin Yuan Source Points
    • Class 4: Five Transporting Points - Integration Video
    • Class 4: Back Shu Points and Yuan Source Points - Integration Video
    • Yuan Source Points Chart
    • Class 4: Quiz
  • 5
    Class 5: Points to Nourish Yin, Move Qi, Clear Heat, and Points on Face and Abdomen
    • Class 5: Worksheet
    • Class 5: Lesson Notes
    • Class 5: Lesson 1 - Points to Nourish Yin, Clear Heat, and Move Qi
    • Class 5: Presentation Slides
    • Class 5: Locate Points to Nourish Yin
    • Class 5: Locate Points to Clear Heat
    • Class 5: Locate Points to Move Qi
    • Class 5: Lesson 2 - Points on the Face, Abdomen, and more
    • Class 5: Locate Points on the Face
    • Class 5: Locate Points on the Abdomen
    • Class 5: Lesson 3 - Review of Ma Danyang’s Heavenly Star Points
    • Class 5: Quiz
  • 6
    Class 6: Course Review and Q&A
    • Class 6: Influential Points and Various Health Conditions
    • Class 6: Combining Back Shu Points and Yuan Source Points
    • Presentation Slides Combining Back Shu and Yuan Source Points
    • Class 6: Using Points to Harmonize with Spring and Fall
    • Presentation Slides - Harmonize Spring and Fall
    • Master Chart of all Points Covered
  • 7
    Final Exam
    • Final Exam
    • Review of Quizzes and Final Exam
    • $100 off of Meridian Massage Approach: Exclusive Resources
  • 8
    Course Survey
    • Course Survey

Tuition

$395

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.)

Student Experiences

  • GREAT COURSE

    Marcus Dungen

    Cindy is a great teacher I found the Lesson plans were easy to understand it has helped me in Massage practice greatly!

    Cindy is a great teacher I found the Lesson plans were easy to understand it has helped me in Massage practice greatly!

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  • Thank you!

    Bethany Mutone

    I loved this course-it felt as though an entirely new layer of helping others to heal is now literally at our fingertips. I definitely want to continue learn...

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    I loved this course-it felt as though an entirely new layer of helping others to heal is now literally at our fingertips. I definitely want to continue learning more.

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  • Guide to 60 Transformational acupoints

    Lesa Oliver

    This is a very interesting and Cindy makes the class fun. I would highly recommend this class. It’s a lot to remember but she has charts to help you remember...

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    This is a very interesting and Cindy makes the class fun. I would highly recommend this class. It’s a lot to remember but she has charts to help you remember the acupoints.

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  • Awesome

    Vicki Lozier

    There is so much useable info in this class.

    There is so much useable info in this class.

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  • A very thorough informative course. A great addition to m...

    Suki Dickson Buchalter

    The slides and charts are very comprehensive, very helpful.

    The slides and charts are very comprehensive, very helpful.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT

    Founder

    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 Chinese medicine with you.

FAQ

  • 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

  • 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 diving into acupressure points is welcome to enroll.

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

    Yes! This course is approved for 18 CEUs for Massage Therapists by NCBTMB, New York Board of Massage Therapy, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, and the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.