Tuina Acupressure for Promoting Health

Next Course Dates and Duration:

  • Saturday & Sunday – May 21st and 22nd – 2016
  • Times: 9:30am to 17:30pm

Tuina Acupressure For Health and Emotional Well being (2 day course)

This two day course introduces you to the most powerful and amazing world of acupressure. Explore the healing potential of Acu-points.

This workshop is a great route into energy work if you are a beginner and holds a wealth of opportunities for complementary therapists to expand your skills and insight.

What you will learn:

On the day, you will learn to locate and activate the 6 ‘Master Acu Points’ plus other regular acupoints to effectively treat physical problems anywhere in the body, to help symptoms such as pain, low energy, breathing difficulties, and poor digestion. The course also includes an introduction to the traditional Chinese medicines mind-body aspects of Tuina acupressure, covering 8 principal mind-body disharmony and Acu points to help harmonize psychological stress. Tuina acupressure used in this way helps you understand how your thoughts and feelings influence your health and well being, and activate Acu points to improve how you feel both physically, emotionally and mentally.

Benefits of Tuina

Patients and Clients are often surprised at how quick Tuina can promote recovery from a particular condition. Some of the therapeutic benefits include:

  • Harmonising Yin and Yang
  • Revitalising Qi
  • Removing excesses that imped the flow of physical and emotional blocks
  • Smoothing the meridian channels and collaterals
  • Promoting the circulation of Qi and blood
  • Improving muscle relaxation and stopping spasm.
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves posture
  • Prevention of future conditions by strengthening the body
  • Increases detoxification of cellular waste
  • Promotes mental relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases body awareness

Tuina is a complete system, able to safely and quickly heal and bring awareness to most of the illnesses that assail the human body, whether internally, affecting internal organ functionality, or externally, affecting joints and muscles.


Your teacher for the course is James O’Sullivan L.Ac. who is a visiting lecturer to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a member of the Teaching Council of Ireland, a director of Acupuncture Council of Ireland, he has developed various Tuina and acupuncture courses for a number of colleges in Europe. His lectures and workshops are full with meaningful and useful material delivered in a fun and pragmatic way. James has deep respect traditional Chinese medicine and the gifts of ancient wisdom that are so practical and relevant today.

Tuina Acupressure is practiced over clothes. Please wear loose cloths for the day.

Dates: See Calendar (Scroll through)


Who is the course for:

  • Everyone with a desire to learn Chinese Tuina Acupressure for Health.  Practitioners and lay people alike will enjoy this course. The content will challenge you as all our courses will but the two days will be fun and interesting.



  • €180 which include notes.
  • Places limited to 12 acupuncturists for maximum tuition and lecturer participation.
  • Policy of Payment in Advance – Why?
  • Cancellation Policy – See below

First complete the online application form to let us know who you are and how we can contact you. The application process is simple and completely online. If this course requires prior qualifications and we require evidence of your qualifications we will write to you separately.

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Drop a check, postal order or money order to us at 4 St. Bridget’s Place, Prospect Hill, Galway. Make check payable to Active Health.  Make sure you let us know who you are.

Pay directly into our bank account.

Account Name: Active Health
Bank: AIB
Bank Address: Lynch’s Castle, Galway, Ireland
National Sort code: 93-70-96.
Account Number: 04758064
IBAN: IE79 AIBK 9370 9604 7580 64 (BIC: AIBKIE2D)

Please ensure you include your name with your lodgement.

Cancellation Policy

Less than 3 days notice or “no show”: no refund
Greater than 3 days but less than 14 days notice: 50% refund
Greater than 14 days but less than 30 days notice: 70% refund
Greater than 30 days notice: Full refund

What happens after I complete the application form and pay my Fee

Within a couple of days, I will write to you with all the necessary details on the course.

Frequently Asked Question

Sheila asks: I am a trained holistic masseuse but I’m not practicing, would I still be eligible for this course? Is this course suitable for a beginner, I don’t know the acupressure points.

James response: This course is designed for complete beginners. We will cover briefly traditional Chinese medical theory, point location and function as well as a safe practical sequence that will be demonstrated during the workshop and practiced on each other. We welcome absolute mature beginners with no massage experience.