Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 9, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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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.


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In a nutshell, "Acupressure's Potent Points" shows the reader how they can use acupressure on themselves to relieve stress related problems. So what exactly is acupressure? Well, its an ancient ... Read full review

Contents

4ALLERGIES
7
5ANKLE AND FOOT PROBLEMS
19
6ANXIETY AND NERVOUSNESS
26
7ARTHRITIS AND NONARTICULAR RHEUMATISM
39
8ASTHMA AND BREATHING DIFFICULTIES
49
9BACKACHE AND SCIATICA
57
10CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
68
11COLDS AND FLU
82
27JAW PROBLEMS TMJ PROBLEMS
27
28KNEE PAIN
28
29LABOR DELIVERY AND NURSING
29
30MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION
30
31MENSTRUAL TENSION CRAMPS AND PMS
31
32MOTION SICKNESS MORNING SICKNESS AND NAUSEA
32
33NECK TENSION AND PAIN
33
34NOSEBLEEDS
34

12CONSTIPATION
103
13CRAMPS AND SPASMS
112
14DEPRESSION AND EMOTIONAL BALANCING
119
15DIARRHEA
134
16EARACHES
142
17EYESTRAIN
148
18FAINTING
156
19HANGOVERS
165
20HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
176
21HICCUPS
187
22HOT FLASHES
198
23IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOSTING
208
24IMPOTENCY AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS
24
25INSOMNIA
25
26IRRITABILITY FRUSTRATION AND DEALING WITH CHANGE
26
35PAIN
35
36PREGNANCY AND INFERTILITY
36
37SHOULDER TENSION
24
38SINUS PROBLEMS AND HAY FEVER
38
39STOMACHACHES INDIGESTION AND HEARTBURN
39
40SWELLING AND WATER RETENTION
40
41TOOTHACHES
41
42WRIST PAIN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND TENDONITIS
42
43ACUPRESSURE WELLNESS PROGRAM
43
POINT LOCATION CHARTS
9
POTENT POINTS SUMMARY
12
GLOSSARY
36
ACUPRESSURE INSTITUTES TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS
39
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About the author (2011)

Michael Reed Gach, PhD, Dipl ABT, founded the Acupressure Institute in 1976, one of the leading international training schools in Asian bodywork. Gach is a national expert on acupressure therapy and has taught over 100,000 people from all over the world. He is also the originator of Acu-Yoga, a self-healing system of exercises that integrates acupressure and yoga. Gach received his PhD from Columbia Pacific University in health and human services.


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