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Part 2 INTERMEDIATE JSD 55 hours minimum
Unit 1. Underlying principles of acupressure and introduction to meridian theory. The Six Divisions. Basic peer counseling skills like active listening, for processing feelings if they come up. Practice: release of the head, neck and shoulders, using the Gall Bladder Meridian.
Unit 2-7. Location and psycho-physical associations of the 12 meridians. Location of 60 additional points in relation to surrounding anatomy. Defense mechanisms and defensive attitudes related to yang meridians; emotional spectra related to yin meridians. Transformation of Qi. Zang/Fu theory. Demonstration of sessions using meridian release patterns. Practice: meridian release patterns (GB/LV; LI/LU; SI/HT; TW/PC; ST/SP; BL/KI; ).
Unit 8. Demonstration of specific point combinations for energic problems indicated by muscle spasm, pain or tension. Legal-ethical issues. Building trust.
Practice: Assessment of tense segments by palpating main JSD points in the neck, shoulders and torso. Basic pulse reading. Use of local-distal point combinations of appropriate meridians.
Required Class Materials: JSD Handbook, part 2, © 1981; The Joy of Feeling: Bodymind Acupressure, © 1987 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden (Japan Publications). A Complete Guide to Acupressure is also recommended.
Evaluation Method: List or chart of meridian associations; demonstration of skills mastered.
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