The East and West of Headaches

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The East and West of Headaches

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$175 Professional
$150 AOBTA® Members
$125 Students and Recent Graduates (<1 year)

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Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street, Natick, MA 01760

Program Approved for 7 NCCAOM PDAs & 7 NCBTMB CEUs

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Headaches are a common clinical condition that can benefit from Acupuncture and Acupressure treatment. This workshop will study the different types of headaches as defined by western medicine, and also, eastern medicine. Primary headaches include migraine, tension, cluster and sinus headaches. Secondary and other headaches are often related to traumatic brain injury, TMJ, hypertension and other causes.

Learn the differentiation of headaches from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. Identify excess and deficient headaches with specific symptomology, triggers and aggravations. Consider Acupuncture treatment principles and prescriptive Acupoint combinations.

Lastly, practice an Acupressure treatment specific for one type of headache, learning Acupressure techniques, Acupoint combinations and flow of form. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of headaches and how best to treat them in your clinical practice.

Don't miss out, we only have room for 20 participants per class, register now to reserve your space!

Barbara Blanchard, M.Ac. Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, Acupressure Shiatsu AOBTA®-CI Founding Director of the former Acupressure Therapy Institute and AOBTA Certified Instructor of Acupressure, Barbara Blanchard has more than 35 years experience in teaching and developing curriculum. She specializes in Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupoint energetics, traditional Chinese medical theory (TCM), magnet therapy, moxibustion and other adjunct therapies.

Barbara is a dynamic teacher interested in practical application of theory for best clinical results. With a lifelong passion for learning and education, in addition to her private practice in Cambridge, MA. Barbara is one of the three founding teachers and primary mentors for Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC).

Investing in Community: The AOBTA® is a national Membership Association for Asian Bodywork Therapy Students, Professionals, Educators and Schools and the only organization dedicated exclusively to serving the ABT profession. 

*As president, in an effort to support the AOBTA® and ABT community Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC) will offer all new AOBTA® professional members $75 credit to apply towards the full program price of one program. Offer good April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018.

For current members, EMTEC will match any contributions given though waving the AOBTA® member discount upon purchase of each class. i.e. in this offer $25 waived equals $50 donated to the AOBTA®. Inquire for details. 

To Learn More About the AOBTA® visit:

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®)
Professional Membership Association for Asian Bodywork Therapy Students, Professionals, Educators and Schools


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