Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments
With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home.
In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.
This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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5ANKLE AND FOOT PROBLEMS
6ANXIETY AND NERVOUSNESS
7ARTHRITIS AND NONARTICULAR RHEUMATISM
8ASTHMA AND BREATHING DIFFICULTIES
9BACKACHE AND SCIATICA
10CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
11COLDS AND FLU
27JAW PROBLEMS TMJ PROBLEMS
29LABOR DELIVERY AND NURSING
30MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION
31MENSTRUAL TENSION CRAMPS AND PMS
32MOTION SICKNESS MORNING SICKNESS AND NAUSEA
33NECK TENSION AND PAIN
13CRAMPS AND SPASMS
14DEPRESSION AND EMOTIONAL BALANCING
20HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
23IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTING
24IMPOTENCY AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS
26IRRITABILITY FRUSTRATION AND DEALING WITH CHANGE
36PREGNANCY AND INFERTILITY
38SINUS PROBLEMS AND HAY FEVER
39STOMACHACHES INDIGESTION AND HEARTBURN
40SWELLING AND WATER RETENTION
42WRIST PAIN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND TENDONITIS
43ACUPRESSURE WELLNESS PROGRAM
POINT LOCATION CHARTS
POTENT POINTS SUMMARY
ACUPRESSURE INSTITUTES TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS
abdominal Achilles tendon acupressure points Additional Points ankle anklebone anxiety arthritis asthma belly button Benefits body body’s bone breastbone breathe deeply Briskly rub chapter chest Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Close your eyes constipation Curve your fingers deep breaths depression directly emotional eyebrows eyestrain feel firm pressure Firmly press following acupressure foot Four finger widths hay fever headaches healing heel hollow hot flashes immune system indentation index finger indigestion insomnia irritability kneecap Location lower back massage menstrual cramps minute nausea neck pain one-half inch Place your fingertips Place your right Points for Relieving Potent Point Exercises press CV problems pubic bone related points relax ropy muscles routine sciatica second toe self-acupressure shinbone shoulder tension sinus skull spine Step 3 Firmly stiff necks stimulate stomach stress take long thirty seconds thumb and index toothaches traditional Chinese medicine trigger point underneath the base upper wrist crease