Resources you will need for this course

There is 5 required booklets required for this program:

  1. Potent Points for Common Complaints
  2. Chinese Organ Meridians: Points and Functions
  3. Balancing Chinese Five Elements using Acupressure and Aroma Acutouch Sequences
  4. Aroma Acutouch Therapy to Balance the Nervous System
  5. Intermediate and Advanced Acupressure

All these booklets are available on the Open Pathways website at They are an invaluable resource for learning the Meridians, potent points, as well Acupressure and Aroma Acutouch sequences for common complaints, to balance the Meridians, Five Elements and the nervous system.

In order to practice in class, and in between classes, you will need to purchase the essential oils that we use in our Aroma Acutouch Therapy sequences. You can later utilize these oils in your massage practice.

These oils can also be purchased from Open Pathways at We carry Snow Lotus essential oils. They are organic, artisan-distilled oils, of high quality and purity. We offer Snow Lotus products at a discounted price for students.

The oils we use in this program are listed below. If you want to divide the cost, you can purchase 1/4 of the oils (6-7 oils) each month, for the first four months of class. You want to make sure you have all the oils by the beginning of the Five Elements Unit.

  1. Bergamot
  2. Lavender
  3. Blue Tansy
  4. Mandarin
  5. Atlas Cedarwood
  6. Roman Chamomile
  7. Geranium (Rose Geranium)
  8. Vetiver
  9. Cardamom
  10. Rosemary
  11. Saro
  12. Cypress
  13. Helichrysum
  14. Jasmine
  15. Rose
  16. Nutmeg
  17. Pimenta Berry
  18. Lemongrass
  19. Laurel
  20. Marjoram
  21. Fennel
  22. Palmarosa
  23. Clary Sage
  24. Black Spruce

Optional (but recommended):

  1. Ravintsara
  2. Juniper Berry
  3. Angelica Root

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