This is the web home of Sam McClellan the creator and a practitioner of the Integrative Acupressure bodywork modality, synthesizing traditional Chinese medicine along with unique forms of structural, functional and emotional/trauma work. Sam founded and directed the New England Institute for Integrative Acupressure in 1983, that ran until 1996. He currently splits his time between his acupressure practice and his web development business, Itabix Inc. (“Yes, they’re an odd combination but I need and love the variety.”)
Integrative Acupressure Meridian Atlas
Sam McClellan | 174 pages | 8.5″ x 11″
An atlas of acu-points designed for bodyworkers Includes descriptions of all acu-points, their location and their traditional use along with charts of all twelve organ meridians, and including all eight extraordinary meridians seldom seen in acupuncture charts.
Why use an acupressure atlas instead of an acupuncture atlas? Bodywork is different from needling. Acupuncture charts are designed for finding the precise location of the acupuncture points, but an acupuncturist doesn’t need to know the exact location of the meridian itself. Because of this, most acupuncture charts show a simplified version of the path of the meridian…
Integrative Acupressure Practitioner Training Program
We will start taking applications for the 2023-24 Integrative Acupressure Practitioner Training Program which will start in September. Taught by Sam McClellan, the program consists of 150 hours of in-person training and 100 hours of journaled practice time with supervision.
Music of the Five Elements
Music of the Five Elements is a 53 minute long piece of music designed as a musical guided meditation and to accompany bodywork, Originally released in 1983, it has been remastered by Sam and re-released as digital download on all major and many minor streaming services, and as an LP.
“Music of the Five Elements was a result of my research at Hampshire College into how musical intervals and rhythms affect and bring balance to the Organ meridians of acupuncture/acupressure.”
Integrative Acupressure – Book
Sam teamed up with Tom Monte on his 1998 book, Integrative Acupressure – A Hands-on Guide to Balancing the Body’s Structure and Energy for Health and Healing, published by Perigee Press. It is currently out of print.
Sam is currently working on a much more extensive book, Integrative Acupressure, which should be available in 2023 or so. The book will be in an 8.5″ x 11″ format allowing for much larger, clearer images.
If you’d like to be notified when it is released, please submit your name and email address in the form on the Contact page and we’ll contact you when it’s available.