An ancient healing art that uses finger pressure on the acupuncture
points and meridians to release muscular pain and tensions, and
to increase circulation.
Inserts fine needles into the body at points and meridians
to relieve pain and treat various ailments.
Uses full-body postures to stretch the meridians and stimulate
the acupressure points along with deep breathing.
Positive statements that acknowledge life, said aloud or silently.
Affirmations reinforce the power of positive thinking and can
be used to enhance the benefits of acupressure.
Joint inflammation that causes pain and often limits the range
Congestion of an area of the body that may ache, be tense,
or feel numb.
Using the power of concentration to direct long, deep breaths
into specific areas of the body.
Gaining awareness of the body in the present moment.
Chinese term for the energy that circulates through pathways called
A long-term contracted muscular condition.
Acupressure located a distance from the area they benefit.
See Local Points.
The state of equilibrium or balance.
Lacking in physical strength and the inability to engage in
the outside of the body
The vital energy contained in all things that circulates through
Acupressure points located in the area they benefit. See Distal
The last five bones on the lower back above the base of the
the center of the body.
Focusing attention to develop the spiritual capabilities of
Human energy pathways that connect the various acupressure
and acupuncture points and the internal organs.
Standard Meridian Abbreviations:
The bones between the ankle and toes, on the top of the foot.
Places on the body along a meridian with high levels of electrical
Pain generated in one area of the body, but felt in another.
flat triangular bone in the lower back at the base of the spine.
joints: The two places in the lower back where the sacrum
joins the hipbones.
Japanese style of acupressure using firm finger pressure on points
along the meridians.
The twelve spinal vertebrae below the neck in the upper and
Same as an acupressure point; specific body locations that, when
pressed with the fingers, relieve tension, pain, or pressure.
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