Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.
National Self-Care Expert on Acupressure Therapy
In 1976, Michael Reed Gach founded the Acupressure Institute, one of the leading international training schools in Asian bodywork. Michael directed the Institute exclusively over these 25 years. During this time he taught over 100,000 people from all over the world. The Institute now has over 40 highly qualified instructors and is owned by Michael's dear friend and colleague, the talented Joseph Carter, L.Ac.
Michael's seven books, CDs, and instructional videotapes have sold over a half million copies bringing hands-on healing to thousands. Michael Gach is the author of the best selling book Acupressure's Potent Points (Bantam Books), Acu-Yoga, The Bum Back Book, Greater Energy, Arthritis Relief, Acupressure for Lovers, and Acupressure for Emotional Healing (Bantam Books).
Gach has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. He has produced over forty instructional booklets, audiotapes and videotapes featured in his Healing Resources mail order catalog.
Michael Gach is the originator of Acu-Yoga, a self-healing system of exercises that integrates the knowledge of two ancient methods of health maintenance, Acupressure and Yoga. Increased effectiveness results from combining these two powerful forms of holistic healing. In 1997, Sounds True produced a comprehensive five-cassette Acu-Yoga Audio Package narrated by Gach. A year later, the Acupressure Institute produced a three part video series on Acu-Yoga.
Michael Reed Gach received a B.A. degree from Immaculate Heart College in Social Relations and a Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University in Health and Human Services. Michael also received advanced acupressure training from Ron and Iona Teeguarden, Traditional Chinese Medicine from Frank Chung, and training in Zen Shiatsu from Japanese Zen Priest Reuho Yamada.
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Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. is an excellent, inspiring teacher who combines a friendly, warm, accessible teaching style with precise technical skill. Through his thirty-five years of experience, his groundbreaking self-treatment techniques have brought pain relief and healing to thousands of people.