This major is a program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being based on Chinese medical principles through one or more of the traditional bodywork therapies of Asia.
Includes instruction in acupressure, AMMA(r) Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Five Element Shiatsu, Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu, Japanese Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do(r) Bodymind Acupressure(tm), Macrobiotic Shiatsu, Anma Therapy, Thai massage, Tui na, Zen Shiatsu, Qigong, Okazaki(r) Restorative Massage, principles of Western and Chinese medicine, patient counseling and observation, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Asian Bodywork Therapy Major (use the College Search feature and enter "Asian bodywork" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Asian Bodywork Therapy Major?
With a degree in this major you will work as a therapist and practice the variety of traditional oriental medicine and traditional healthcare therapies to diagnose/treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Asian Bodywork Therapy Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
Publications/Magazines in Asian Bodywork Therapy Major