Acupressure Training for Medical Providers and Birth Professionals

Seattle based author and acupuncturist, Stephanie Gianarelli and world renowned acupuncture pregnancy specialist, Debra Betts 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:

ALL CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL

Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum - Foundation Course

This training is 4 hours and includes:

  • Two hour training module - Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum (filmed by Debra Betts)
  • One hour point location class with Stephanie Gianarelli
  • One hour live Q&A with Debra Betts and Stephanie Gianarelli

This course is $100. The next class will be held in the spring of 2021. Sign up here.


Acupressure for Labor Prep, Labor and Postpartum - Certificate 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)
  • One hour point location class with Stephanie Gianarelli
  • 75 minute training module - Emotional Considerations Using Tacks and BBs (filmed by Debra Betts)
  • One hour training module - Using Moxibustion (filmed by Debra Betts)
  • One hour live Q&A with Debra Betts and Stephanie Gianarelli
  • Certificate of completion
  • Care package of moxibustion, tacks and BBs!

This course is $200. The next class will be held in the spring of 2021. Sign up here.

 

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.