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Acupressure Institute


Acupressure Institute
1533 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709


The Acupressure Institute's offers a comprehensive home study course that allows for an easy and flexible training based on traditional Chinese medicine. Courses are taught in the home through simple, easy-to-use booklets and DVDs created by the internationally renowned writer Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.

Began in 1976, The Acupressure Institute provides high-quality education to support each student's professional and personal goals, in a setting that encourages communication, respect, confidentiality and safety to everyone. Counselors at the Acupressure Institute tailor their acupressure training programs, based on each student's needs and interests.

The Acupressure Institute practices an ancient healing art that relies on pressing key bodily points to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities, releasing muscular tension and promoting blood circulation natural healing. It is similar to acupuncture, but without the use of needles. Instead, acupressure integrates bodywork therapies, therapeutic touch, somatic work, healing imagery, energy psychology and massage therapy techniques.

Quick Facts

  • Many pressure point massage methods are taught at the Acupressure Institute, all using the same ancient trigger points.

  • The Acupressure Institute offers various levels of bodywork trainings. Students begin with the undergraduate 150-hour basic program where they receive a certificate.

  • Classes are conducted in a two-story building, where students work on floor mats as well as on tables.


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