Everything you need to know about the 12 Meridians of Chinese Medicine

This is a beginning (Level 1) course. The meridian system of Chinese Medicine is an intricate web of pathways throughout the body. Meridians are the pathways of Qi flow. Knowing the structure and function of the 12 meridians is essential to understanding and fully benefiting from the Meridian Massage Approach. The Taoist roots of Chinese medicine and the 12 meridians will be introduced.
Everything you need to know about the 12 Meridians of Chinese Medicine

What you will learn

  • The pathways, characteristics and uses of the 12 Meridians

  • Yin, Yang, and 5 Element association of each meridian

  • 22 key acupressure points, and the beginning and end points of each meridian

  • How to use meridians and acupressure points to support health and vitality of body-mind-emotion-spirit

  • Meridian and acupressure point combinations used to relieve common ailments

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Start Here: Orientation
    • Welcome!
  • 2
    Class 1 - Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach Meridians
    • Class 1: Worksheet (for all class 1 lessons)
    • Class 1: Notes for all lessons
    • Class 1: Lesson 1 Foundations of the 12 Meridians
    • Class 1, Lesson 1 Presentation Slides
    • Class 1, Lesson 2 - Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
    • Class 1, Lesson 2 Presentation Slides
    • Class 1, Lesson 3 Spleen and Stomach Meridians
    • Class 1, Lesson 3 Presentation Slides
    • Class 1, Lesson 4: Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach Points
    • Class 1, Lesson 4 Presentation Slides
    • Trace the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen Meridians
    • Class 1: Point Summary
    • Class 1, Lesson 4 Presentation Slides
    • Class 1: Quiz
    • Class 1: self-Study Practice
  • 3
    Class 2: The Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney Meridians
    • Class 2: Worksheet
    • Class 2: Notes for all lessons
    • Class 2, Lesson 1 The Heart and Small Intestine Meridians
    • Class 2, Lesson 1 Presentation Slides
    • Class 2, Lesson 2: Kidney and Bladder Meridians
    • Class 2, Lesson 2 Presentation Slides
    • Class 2, Lesson 3: Points - Heart, S. Intestine, Kidney, Bladder
    • Class 2, Lesson 3 Presentation Slides
    • Trace the Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney Meridians
    • Class 2: Self-study Practice
    • Class 2: Point Summary
    • Class 2: Quiz
  • 4
    Class 3: The Pericardium, San Jiao, Gallbladder, Liver Meridians
    • Class 3: Worksheet
    • Class 3: Lesson Notes
    • Class 3, Lesson 1 The Pericardium and San Jiao Meridians
    • Class 3 Lesson 1 Presentation Slides
    • Class 3, Lesson 2 The Liver and Gallbladder Meridians
    • Class 3 Lesson 2 Presentation Slides
    • Class 3, Lesson 3 Points on San Jiao, Pericardium, Liver, Gallbladder
    • Class 3 Lesson 3 Presentation Slides
    • Trace the Pericardium, San Jiao, Gallbladder, Liver Meridians
    • Class 3: Self-study Practice
    • Class 3: Point Summary
    • Class 3: Quiz
  • 5
    Class 4: Bring it all together, how to combine acupoints for best results
    • Class 4: Worksheet
    • Class 4: Lesson Notes
    • Class 4, Lesson 1 Flow of Qi through the Meridians, the Meridian Clock
    • Class 4, Lesson 1 Presentation Slides
    • Class 4, Lesson 2 - The dynamic nature of points
    • Class 4, Lesson 2 Presentation Slides
    • Class 4, Lesson 3 How to Use the points you have learned to relieve common ailments
    • Class 4, Lesson 3 Presentation Slides
    • Trace the 12 Meridians
    • Class 4: Self-study Practice
    • Class 4: Point Summary
    • Class 4: Quiz
  • 6
    Class 5: Course Integration and Q&A
    • Class 5: Fire Meridian Review
    • Class 5: Fire Meridians Review - Presentation Slides
    • Class 5: General Review
    • Class 5: The Flow of Qi through the Meridian System
    • Class 5: The Flow of Qi - Presentation Slides
    • Class 5: Yin and Yang Partners
    • Class 5: Yin and Yang Partners - Presentation Slides
  • 7
    Final Exam
    • Final Exam
    • Review of Quizzes and Final Exam
  • 8
    Course Survey
    • Course Survey

Tuition

$295

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.)

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.

Student Experiences

  • Guide to the 12 Meridians

    Karusia Wroblewski

    Wonderful, accessible, well-paced, complete and valuable. Studying the 12 meridians had always intimidated me, but Cindy Black makes it digestible and fun. T...

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    Wonderful, accessible, well-paced, complete and valuable. Studying the 12 meridians had always intimidated me, but Cindy Black makes it digestible and fun. The documents, videos, charts and quizzes support multi-layered learning and retention. I learned so much to support my qigong, yoga and Reiki practices. Highly, highly recommended!

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  • So useful

    Birgit Raduenz

    So much useful information . Having everything explained with charts and such really helps . I love that I can listen to the talk and then read it over as we...

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    So much useful information . Having everything explained with charts and such really helps . I love that I can listen to the talk and then read it over as well . The meetings and other online talks and support through blog and chat media . Well rounded way of learning ! Thank you so much Cindy and your team !

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  • Guide to the 12 Meridians

    Lucinda Lavin

    Love love love. Using this daily in my massage practice, through the intention of working points by percussion, holding points, using a mechanical massager ...

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    Love love love. Using this daily in my massage practice, through the intention of working points by percussion, holding points, using a mechanical massager to trace the points, and/or in conjunction with hand and foot reflexology. It has been a huge addition to my toolbox. Thank you!

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  • Highly Useful if Interested (It's a must)

    Jenny Thériault

    This course have been one of the best decision of my life.

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FAQ

  • Is the whole course online?

    Yes

  • 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.

  • Can I get CEUs?

    Yes! This course is approved for 12 CEUs for Massage Therapists by NCBTMB, New York Board of Massage Therapy, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, and the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.

  • Do I get a certificate?

    Yes. Once you complete the course, your certificate will be in your student account. You can download and print it for your records.