Self Study: £135 Tutored: £295

Acupressure Course

A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 12 Lessons

Acupressure is the application of pressure to the body to enhance the flow of energy (variously referred to as ‘Ki’, ‘Chi’ or ‘Prana’) in the 12 main bi-lateral meridians, according to the principles of Oriental medicine. This therapy is widely used in China where more emphasis is given to a person’s responsibility for their own health than it is in the Western world.

It is believed to be the ‘Mother of Acupuncture’, in that it predates the use of needles to stimulate the body’s energy flow. It has the same principles as Acupuncture, but the pressure is applied directly to the Acupoints of the body mainly by using the hands, fingers, thumbs or knuckles. Stimulation of the body’s meridian system by touch is perhaps one of the oldest and most effective healing systems.

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Student Feedback

I have thoroughly enjoyed your Acupressure course and, as with all the subjects I am studying with SNHS, I am impressed by the exercises you provide with each module. They are so well structured in the way that they cross-reference various precepts to maximise comprehension, and retention of vital information. It is not easy to gauge the progress of students at a distance, but you have found an effective way of achieving this necessary goal.

Angela Moore – New South Wales, Australia

I wanted to say thank you to everyone at the School of Natural Health Sciences, for all the support and kindness you have afforded me. Special thanks to George, my tutor, for his guidance and empathy. Even if I do not use my qualification professionally, it is really helping me to help family and friends, whilst making me feel like I have achieved a worthwhile goal. I hope to go on to help others, after gaining more experience.

Christina Mackintosh – Tamworth, Staffordshire

Summary of Topics included in the Acupressure Course

• Fingertip Medicine around the World
• Acupressure (descriptions)
• Acupressure Techniques (covered at the end of the lessons)
• Eastern Theories
• Law of the Five Elements
• Mother-Son Rule
• Western Theories
• Holographic Man – a unifying concept

• Holograms (3 dimensional image)
• Holograms throughout Nature
• Meridian Pathways
• Acupoints – Referencing
• Alarm and Associated Points
• Myofascial Trigger Points
• Trigger Points Characteristics
• Detecting Trigger Points
• Treatment of Trigger Points

• De-activation of Trigger Points
• Power Points of Fingertip Medicine
• Auriculotherapy (Ears)
• Main Therapeutic Areas of Auriculotherapy
• Locating and treating the points
• Scalp Acupressure and treatment zones
• Traditional Chinese Medicine – The 7 emotions – applicable treatments

‘Instructional video’ presented by a Professional Therapist demonstrating the Acupoints used in Acupressure.

Our course is open to both ‘practicing therapists’ and individuals who have an interest to learn this skill. This in-depth course will lead you step-by-step through the treatment sequence and teach you everything you need to know in order to become a Professional in your field. No previous knowledge is required to study this subject; we train our students from beginner to practitioner/therapist level.

Course Completion Times (approx)

We do not impose any time limits on the completion of our courses. You simply work through the lessons at your own pace, free from the restrictions and pressures of working to deadlines.

On average students take approximately 200 hours to complete a non advanced course and in excess of 300 hours to complete an advanced course, plus time for ‘practical work’ with your volunteers for any ‘hands-on’ therapy.


On successful completion of any of our courses, you will receive a ‘Practitioner/Therapist level Diploma’. Our courses are accredited and recognised around the world.

For the full listing of these independent ‘Professional Bodies’, see our Accreditation page.
Their Membership packs include referral to Insurance Companies for your Public Liability Insurance.

Course Fee Payment Options

Course fees in £GBP

Single payment of £295
By instalments: £95 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £50.

Self Study:
Single payment of £135
By instalments: £50 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of £50.

Course fees in $USD

Single payment of $590
By instalments: $190 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $100.

Self Study:
Single payment of $270
By instalments: $100 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of $100.

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