The healing art of Acupressure is at least 5000 years old and remains the 3rd most
popular method for pain and illness relief in the world. It is a complete health system
that has been documented to be used for over 3000 conditions. Anyone looking for options
to their current treatments or are concerned about situations where they may not be
able to get to medical help should consider this as the first treatment choice for any
home self care system.
Based on the same principles as acupuncture (but using pressure
instead of needles), acupressure works by stimulating specific reflex points located along
the lines of energy which run through the body, called meridians. There are 14 main
meridian lines each of which corresponds to an individual organ of the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine postulates that when the
vital energies are able to flow through the meridians in a balanced and even way the
result is good health. However, when we experience pain or illness it is an indication
that there is a block or leak in the energy flow within our bodies.
There is a natural
source of healing power in everyone. When this healing power is activated it triggers a
series of complicated internal processes producing a Healing Response. Pain or injury act
to alert the body that damage control is needed, at which point the Healing Response
begins and endorphins are generated to repair the affected area. This increases the heart
rate and alters the blood pressure to speed up the elimination of toxins from the damaged
area. Acupressure induces this Healing Response by simulating injury through pressure.
When applied to specific sore points along the meridians, (different points for different
conditions), this pressure tricks the body into thinking it has been damaged. We then
produce endorphins to relieve distress in the organs and systems corresponding to that
acupressure point. While the body is healing the point of pain it produces a Healing
Response all along the meridian.
Our goal with acupressure is to learn the points that
will produce the Healing Response for the conditions we want to fix. Through repetitive
acupressure treatments, the body learns a new and effective way to activate the Healing
Response on its' own and increases the power to heal itself without any outside
intervention. For the condition listed here in our study, you will find points that the experts agree
help these conditions and that are easy to find. Sometimes you only need a few points to
To find the appropriate point, read the description and look at the diagram
illustrating the location of the point, and then find the general area on your skin.
Gently probe the area until you find that point which gives you a "funny bone"
feeling or is sensitive, tender or sore. Then press hard enough to make the point hurt.
You can use a steady pressure or a five seconds on and five seconds off rotating pressure
for the time you stimulate the point. Usually one minute is sufficient for each point. Sometimes even 15 second treatments will give good results. Regular, systematic treatment usually gets the best results because the effects
of acupressure are cumulative. At first frequent treatment is recommended. Treatment three
times daily for five to ten minutes may be necessary. Or treat more frequent, such as
every two hours, until you start feeling relief. You cannot overdose. Some report almost
immediate results; others may need a few weeks to get lasting results. Acupressure is
safe. Side effects are very rare. Treat while sitting down and do not administer after
meals. Pregnant women should avoid using SP6, Li4, and St36. If you are not getting the
results you want e-mail us at: email@example.com (without the spam)
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