Barbara Blanchard, Lic. Ac., M.Ac.,
Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)® and Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®
Founding Director of the former Acupressure Therapy Institute, 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 or 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). 

To learn more about Barbara:

Study with Barbara: Current Seminars at Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Window of the Sky Points: Esoteric Acupressure
Harmonizing Shen: An Acupressure Approach using the Chong Mai

Study with Barbara: Seminars at Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
Acupressure Shiatsu
Acupressure Facial
Acupressure for Self-Healing
Auriculotherapy I, II, III
Extraordinary Vessel Acupressure: Assessment and Treatment
Acupoint Review Classes
Acupressure for Shoulder Release and Healing
Low Back Pain: Assessment and Treatment with Acupressure
Boosting Immunity with Acupressure and Magnet Therapy
Enhancing Immunity for Cancer Care

Professional: Current
Practitioner: Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Private Practice (1978-present)
Certified Instructor (AOBTA): Acupressure Shiatsu
Guest Lecturer: (1979-present)

Professional: History
Practitioner: Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Private Practice (1978-present)
Founding Director, Owner, Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Acupressure Therapy Institute (2000-2011)
Clinic Supervisor: Acupressure Therapy Institute (2000-2011)
Research Assistant and Laboratory Supervisor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology Dept. (1972-2007)
Faculty: New England School of Acupuncture, Acupressure Shiatsu course (2000)
Advisory Council Member, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (aobta) (1991-2000)
Co-Founder, Director, Program Creator and Instructor: Acupressure Certification Program, Omni Institute for Optimal Health (1996-1999)
Instructor: New England Center of Oriental Bodywork Therapy (1996-1998)
Co-Owner, Co-Director and Instructor: New England Shiatsu Center (1984-1991)
Founding Treasurer, Education Standard Committee member, Acupressure Style Representative, American Shiatsu Association, first national professional Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) association in the United States. (1984-1989)

Education: Formal
New England School of Acupuncture: M.Ac. (1993)
Acupressure and Shiatsu Therapy Center of Boston: Diploma Acupressure Shiatsu (1978)
Boston University: B.A. Biology (1969)

Education: Mentors
Kiiko Matsumoto, Steve Birch, Jeffrey Leung: Japanese medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, healing arts
Master Leung Kai Chi and Harn Lin Lin: Martial Arts, healing arts
Michio Kushi and Shizuko Yamamo: Macrobiotics and Shiatsu
Luc De Shepper and Arno Vered: Homeopathy

Selected Publications:
Points to Ponder, reference workbook
What is Acupressure Shiatsu? The Healthy Living Guide, Issue3, 2006;
The ears have it! Auriculotherapy and Asian Bodywork Therapy. Pulse News, Fall 2003
Did You Know Your Ear Can Help Treat Your Pain? BodyMindSpirit Magazine, Fall 2002
The Heart of Summer: Treating Seasonal Changes Through Acupressure. Spirit of Change Magazine, May/June 2002
What is Acupressure Shiatsu? Spirit of Change Magazine, May/June 2000
Spirit of Change Magazine, Body Mind Spirit Magazine

Contact Information:
Barbara Blanchard, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®
Acupressure Acupuncture
Integrated Therapies for Whole Body Health
44 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tele: (617) 697-1477