First mentioned in the classical Chinese text the Ling Shu, the “Window of the Sky” points are ten distinct points used to balance the earthly and heavenly aspects of the body and spirit. These points are uniquely qualified to address psycho-emotional issues and release the head and neck when the pattern stems from impaired communication between the body and the mind. A transition from a contracted form to an expanded experience helps with the release of emotional traumas.
The class will dive into the energetic actions and effects of these points, and how to effectively palpate in order to tap into their hidden treasures.
Acupressure techniques for releasing the head and neck on a subtle energetic level will be taught, giving participants the opportunity to experience the effect of opening the energetic gate to the higher spirit of “heaven.” As important as opening this flow of Qi to an expanded self is the need to secure a grounded center for the spirit self. We will explore the means of creating this aspect of balance for Shen imbalance.
Barbara Blanchard Lic. Ac., Dipl., Ac. & Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, C.I. Acupressure Shiatsu (AOBTA)®
Barbara Blanchard graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1993. She has been practicing Acupressure Shiatsu since 1978 and is the former Founding Director of the Acupressure Therapy Institute (ATI) in Quincy, MA. She is double board certified in Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and is a Certified Instructor (CI) of ABT.
A licensed acupuncturist in Massachusetts, her studies with Dr. Yoshio Manaka, Steve Birch, Kiiko Matsumoto, Shizuko Yamamoto, Jeffrey Yuen, Richard Tan and others have influenced her style in integrating classical and modern Japanese meridian theory with Asian Bodywork Therapy and Acupuncture.
With more than 35 years of teaching and developing curriculum, Barbara brings experience and sensitivity to her clients and students who benefit from her commitment to healing and education. She specializes in Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupoint energetics, traditional Chinese medicine theory, magnet therapy, moxibustion and other adjunct therapies. She is a dynamic teacher interested in practical application of theory for best clinical results.
Barbara also has experience in research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biochemical mechanisms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.
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