Acupressure Training for Medical Providers and Birth Professionals

Responding to requests for training, Seattle based author and acupuncturist, Stephanie Gianarelli teamed up with world renowned acupuncture pregnancy specialist, Debra Betts to teach western medical providers how to incorporate acupressure in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, labor and postpartum. 

These classes are for:

  • OB/GYNs, MFMs, FMOB, NPs and Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Doulas 
  • Massage Therapists

Two courses to choose from:

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGES

ALL CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL

Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum - Short Course

This training is 4 hours and includes:

  • Two hour training module - Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum (filmed by Debra Betts) 
    •  Access starts January 13, 2021
  • One hour point location class with Stephanie Gianarelli
    • January 27, 2021 at 5 pm PST via Zoom (will be recorded)
  • One hour live Q&A with Debra Betts and Stephanie Gianarelli
    • February 3rd, 2021 at 5 pm PST via Zoom (will be recorded)

This course is $100. Click here to sign up.


A Certificate Course for Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum - Long Course

This training is 6.25 hours and includes: (all the information from the short course plus training using moxa and BBs)

  • Two hour training module - Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum (filmed by Debra Betts)
    • Access starts January 12, 2021
  • One hour point location class with Stephanie Gianarelli
    • January 26, 2021 at 5 pm PST via Zoom (will be recorded)
  • 75 minute training module - Emotional Considerations Using Tacks and BBs (filmed by Debra Betts)
    • Access starts January 26, 2021
  • One hour training module - Using Moxibustion (filmed by Debra Betts)
    • Access starts January 26, 2021
  • One hour live Q&A with Debra Betts and Stephanie Gianarelli
    • February 2, 2021 at 5 pm PST via Zoom (will be recorded)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Care package of moxibustion, tacks and BBs!

This course is $200. Click here to sign up.

If you can't make the live classes, they will be recorded. We will break up both groups into 15 person cohorts if needed. Dates may vary if that happens.

Backstory and about the instructors:

Clinic Director, Stephanie Gianarelli and internationally known lecturer and author, Debra Betts have come together to teach a series of classes for western medical providers and birth professionals on using acupressure to prepare for labor, during labor and postpartum. 

Stephanie Gianarelli is the author of Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy: An Integrative Approach to Fertility Care and the founder and clinic director of Acupuncture Northwest & Associates. Stephanie brings her 20 years of experience to this class.

Debra Betts is the most well known pregnancy acupuncturist in the world. She has written text books that all acupuncture students learn pregnancy acupuncture from. She is also the driving force behind sharing with the world the power of acupressure especially in late stage pregnancy, labor and postpartum. Her booklet on using acupressure during labor has been translated into over 8 different languages. 

As this knowledge has spread throughout the birthing community, western medical providers have begun to see the benefit of this work and have begun to request the training themselves. That's how these courses came to be.