Physical Intelligence - Acupressure, Medical Qigong in Oakland
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Restore your well-being through the rich and gentle approach of Chinese energetic bodywork

Acupressure can help you to restore your innate vitality through relaxing and enriching sessions. Acupressure can affect the many realms of health: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It draws from a complete medical system based on Chinese Taoist principles that has been used for over 5000 years. Physical Intelligence incorporates acupressure, medical qigong, the Theory of Five Elements, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. Through these practices, you can eliminate symptoms, and strengthen your immunity and well-being as your body’s energy balances.

Five elements theory shows the relationship between physical functioning with the elements, seasons, personality, food choices, and more. The integrative view of Chinese cosmology, developed over thousands of years of research, articulates the interconnectedness between many areas of one’s life and environment. Through assessing clients and providing health education from the perspective of this system, we can support a full view of your health.

Below is a brief description of Acupressure:

“Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands (and even feet). There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective. But acupressure, the older of the two traditions, was neglected after the Chinese developed more technological methods for stimulating points with needles and electricity. Acupressure, however, continues to be the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand.”  – MICHAEL REED GACH

The picture above is a drawing of the source points for each of the 12 meridians. These points, also called balancing points, re-establish the energy balance of its meridian.

An acupressurist certified at the Acupressure Institute, I am continually incorporating advanced training to enrich my knowledge of theory of the Five Elements and Chinese energetics and theory. Along with the inspired teachers at the Acupressure Institute, I have pursued training with mentors in the field of Chinese energetics such as Dr. Bingkun HuGilles MarinJanet OliverJason Frye, and Liu Ming / Da Yuan Circle.