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Digestive Ailments

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1 CE Hour - E314W
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Digestive Ailments
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 12 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Discover ways to assist your clients in alleviating the discomfort of various digestive issues.Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • The pathology of irritable bowel syndrome and simple methods of reducing symptoms.
  • Relieving symptoms of heartburn through massage and the difference between heartburn symptoms and those of a heart attack.
  • Common digestive ailment disorders and their symptoms as well as how massage therapy can be used to ease discomfort.
  • The function of the triple burner meridian as well as its disharmonies.

In the brief Digestive Ailments program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Helping Clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome - As both a healthcare practitioner and educator, learn how massage therapists can help offer symptom relief to clients with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • How Massage Can Relieve Heartburn Symptoms - Approximately one-third of Americans have heartburn at least once a month, with 10 percent experiencing it daily. In addition to seeking a physician's guidance, massage therapy can also help a person with this uncomfortable condition. Learn what massage modalities can assist individuals suffering from heartburn.
  • The Symptoms, Causes and Remedies for Digestive Distress - Food goes in, waste comes out. The digestive tract, when it is working properly, serves us well. To operate at maximum efficiency it must also be treated kindly and with respect. An overtaxed and abused digestive system can result in a lot of discomfort, pain and serious illness. Learn about the symptoms of various digestive disorders, what can ease the discomfort - and massage therapy's role.
  • The Triple Burner Meridian and Therapeutic Massage - While most meridians of Chinese Medicine are associated with a familiar organ, one stands out as the source of much mystery. Discover the keys to stimulating the triple burner meridian to ensure a therapeutic session.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the pathology of irritable bowel syndrome as well as identify several simple methods of reducing its symptoms including massage therapy.
  • Explain the pathology of heartburn and identify ways that symptoms can be relieved and reduced as well as identifying how heartburn symptoms can be differentiated from those during a heart attack.
  • Identify common digestive ailment disorders and their symptoms as well as explain how massage therapy can be used to ease the discomfort.
  • Examine the function of the triple burner and identify the location of the meridian as well as explain its disharmonies.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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