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Acupressure Techniques for Curing Common Ailments
Photos and Story by James Hill
TIGARD, Ore. – Since ancient times, the Chinese have practiced acupressure as a simple yet powerful tool for healing and wellbeing. Now you can discover this healing art for yourself through a non-credit course offered by Portland Community College this fall. Acupressure I, a 10-week course, will teach the basic theory and principles of Chinese acupressure which students can then incorporate at home. Students will uncover secrets for treating headaches, depression, PMS, arthritis, high blood pressure, abdominal pain, back and neck pain, and others. Individual treatment programs will be designed for class participants. The class will be taught by Cara Rivera, a licensed acupuncturist and graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Rivera operates a private practice in Tigard, focusing on pain management, women’s health, sleep disorders and allergies. One of her specialties is teaching self-care with Chinese acupressure. The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 13, at Woodward Elementary School, 12325 S.W. Katherine in Tigard. Cost is $62.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-538-9774.