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I would like to make career in acupressure specialist, can you tell me which institute offering these type of courses

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RE: I would like to make career in acupressure specialist, can you tell me which institute offering these type of courses

Ravi Thakor
Ravi Thakor
Verified Career Expert
Business Analyst at Capital Novus
  • Ahmedabad

Dear Friend,




Acupressure is a style of shiatsu ( From the Japanese " Shi" means finger and "atsu" means pressure) providing a system for balancing the body's energy or "oi" on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Gentle yet firm pressure is applied to specific accupoints using hand, elbow, knee and barefoot techniques. Traditional Japanese shiatsu and classical acupuncture theory are the foundation for assessment skills and treatment planning. Acupressure shiatsu is recognized as Asian Bodywork Therapy by the national organizations: the American Organization for Bodywork therapies of Asia and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and oriental Medicine.




NATIONAL CERTIFICATION




The 730 hour program fulfills the educational standards set by the national professional associations: the American Organizations for Bodywork therapies of Asia(AOBTA) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and oriental Medicine. Asian Bodywork Therapy is recognized as integral part of traditional Chinese medicine with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.






  • Graduates of the Acupressure Therapy Institute will be eligible to become certified Asian Bodywork therapists by AOBTA.


  • Graduates also qualify to take the Asian Bodywork Therapy exam given by the NCCAOM. Those that pass the NCCAOM exam are certified as Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy.








CERTIFICATION AT THE ACUPRESUURE THERAPY INSTITUTE




The Acupressure Therapy Institute awards certification in Acupressure Shiatshu to students who have met the certificate requirements. ATI graduates are also certifies as Asian Bodywork therapists by AOBTA.




CAREER OPTIONS




Business management is taught so that students will be capable of setting clear professional goals and will have the tools and knowledge to achieve them, pertinent legal considerations, licensing and professional organizations will be covered. Practical aspects of how to start a small business will be taught along with successful management practices. Students will be prepared upon graduation to have the know how to successfully establish themselves as professional practitioners.




Many hospitals and health centers are now offering complementary and alternative therapies. Many insurance companies are beginning to provide coverage for acupuncture and massage therapies. the public has a greater awareness of the different modalities for healing and has been seeking out alternative treatment.




I wish you all the best and good luck for your future.




RE: I would like to make career in acupressure specialist, can you tell me which institute offering these type of courses

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi apart from the institute mentioned above by the counselor,

you could go in for a Diploma in alternate therapy. 

Check the following:

http://altmedworld.net/diploma_alternative_medicine_course.htm

Also check the following institute:

http://www.acupressureindia.com/tnt-contact.asp

Wish you good luck..

RE: I would like to make career in acupressure specialist, can you tell me which institute offering these type of courses

Nidhi Arora
Nidhi Arora
Verified Career Expert
Career Counselor at CareerGuide.com
  • Gurgaon

Hello Suresh,

Acupressure is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To gain profound knowledge about the field, one should look at taking up a one year certificate course in the same.

Presently, there are two Nationally accredited and highly popular institutes offering Acupressure training in India, they are: The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). 

The two types of Acupressure programs are Certificate Course and Associate Degree. 

The benefit of doing the course from accrediting centres is that one can take up state licensing examinations after completing it. India doesn't has a Acupressure Practitioner License yet, but can obtain a license in similar field as Nursing etc. and pursue the occupation further.  

RE: I would like to make career in acupressure specialist, can you tell me which institute offering these type of courses

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