Asian Bodywork Therapy Trainings
Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT practices) is the treatment of the human body, mind, and spirit. This traditional Asian approach includes the electromagnetic field, which surrounds, infuses and brings the body to life, by pressure and/or manipulation. Asian Bodywork is based upon traditional Chinese Medical principles for evaluating the energetic system using traditional techniques and treatment strategies to balance all systems of the human body, for restoring and maintaining radiant health.
Scope of Practice: Methods of assessment and evaluation may include the Chinese Four Pillars of examination: observation, listening, asking and touching. Assessments are based primarily on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM methods) parameters relating to the balance and circulation of the Five Essential Substances: Qi, Jing, Shen, Xue, Jin-ye.
ABT Therapy is one of the three branches of TCM in which the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certifies people for entry level into the profession. Treatment may include, but is not limited to: touching, pressing or holding of the body along meridians and/or on acupoints primarily with the hands, stretching, external application of medicinal plant foods, heat or cold, dietary and exercise suggestion. Properly trained practitioners may also use cupping, moxibustion, and other methods or modalities.
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