By Jacqueline Young
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Stimulating, or gently massaging, the points triggers a response within the meridians that leads to direct physiological changes in the body and can affect mental and emotional states too. This book describes the acupressure technique, how it works and how it can be used to promote health as well as to prevent or relieve a wide range of common ailments. It gives clear descriptions of the location of each acupressure point, the techniques for applying acupressure and the functions of the points.
They also recommend behavioural changes such as the need to live a balanced life-style with regular sleep and exercise, living in a moderate environment (avoiding extremes of temperature for example), and the importance of keeping good company. There are also a wide range of exercises for promoting the flow of energy within the body and for both calming and strengthening the mind and spirit, leading to increased mental powers and heightened awareness. One of the simplest and most effective of these techniques is acupressure, the application of fingertip or thumb pressure at specific points on the body (known as ‘acupoints’) to stimulate meridian flow and internal organ function in order to promote health and prevent, or ease, health imbalances.
If any health condition persists, or worries you unduly, you should consult a medical or complementary practitioner for professional advice. In addition, if you are using acupressure during pregnancy, labour or post-partum care it would be advisable to do so in conjunction with an experienced acupuncturist or acupressure practitioner who could help you monitor your progress. Research There is an increasing body of research underway which supports acupressure’s effectiveness. This research shows that stimulation of acupoints can lead to a wide range of physiological changes including: electrical changes in the skin at acupoint sites; changes in brain chemicals, such as increased release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers); and altered internal organ function such as changes in heart or respiration rates (see Further Reading).
Acupressure, Revised: Simple Self Treatment by Jacqueline Young