Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
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Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you

Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch

Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being.

  • Understand basic healing principles
  • Relieve your specific aches and pains

  • Boost your immune system

  • Address age-related ailments

  • Find professional help

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Acupressure and Reflexology
7
Healing Yourself or a Loved One
25
The Terrain Bones Muscles Meridians and Reflex Zones
45
Technique The Healing Touch
73
Professional Help Wanted?
93
Promoting Emotional and Physical Wellness 105 Chapter 6 Maintaining Good Health
107
Balancing Emotions for WellBeing
117
Relief for Hurting Heads And Pains in the Neck
191
Lending a Hand And Arm and Shoulder Too
209
Time for a Gut Check
223
ChestRelated Care and Considerations
233
Addressing Specific Needs and Concerns 247 Chapter 16 AgeRelated Treatments
249
Especially for Women
269
Fighting Colds Preventing Illness and Relieving
291
The Part of Tens
305

Treating Emotional Upset
131
Where Does It Hurt? Treating
153
Healing the Leg and Hip Regions
167
Relieving Backaches
181
Ten Ways Acupressure and Reflexology Can Enrich Your Life
311
Resources 315 Index
323
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Synthia Andrews has been a message and bodywork therapist for 25 years. She is an authorized teacher of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure, has been on faculty at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy for 16 years, and was a four-year faculty member at the Kripalu Yoga Institute. She is licensed in the state of Connecticut, where she maintains a private practice, and is currently a forth-year student of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport. Her Real love is using acupressure to help abused, neglected, or injured horses. You can find classes with Synthia and other qualified professionals at www.bodymindeast.com and www.jinshindo.org.

Bobbi Dempsey is a freelance writer for many major publications including The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, Family Circle, Parents, Men's Fitness, and many others. She is also the author of numerous nonfiction books on topics ranging from diabetes to homemade ice cream. Her Web site is www.magazine-writer.com.

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