Acupressure Resources A to Z

For Back, Knee & Ankle Pain from Injuries: Acupressure & Ice

Relieving Knee, Ankle, and Lower Back Pain and Injuries When I have back pain, it's usually caused by strain and injury due to lifting. This often results in pain hours later, from inflammation. In addition to using Acupressure points in the painful area, as well as above and below it, I apply ice packs every two hours, for about 15 minutes each...

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Tinnitus: Acupressure Points for Ringing in the Ear

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ringing in the ears, or Tinnitus, is an alarm that the energy in your Kidney Meridian is low or deficient. Most ear ringing conditions, unless caused by injury, are related to excessive stress or trauma, which depletes the energy flow to your kidneys. Besides points on the Kidney Meridian and around the ears...

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Vertigo, Dizziness & Endocrine Balancing Acupressure Points

I was asked, "What Acupressure points are good for vertigo or dizziness?" Use GV 26, pressing firmly above your upper lip onto the gum. Hold for 2 minutes. Then press CV 17, located on the center of your breastbone, and breathe slowly and deeply for 2 more minutes. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for both prevention and relief of vertigo and...

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Facial Beauty Point for the Acupressure Face Lift

The Acupressure techniques I practice daily for wellness have such value. So I feel inspired to show you the Acupressure Facial Beauty point to help you look your best. This point tones the facial muscles and increases blood and energy circulation throughout your face. That means it's a gateway for both the life force, the Qi or Chi, and also the...

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Touch: A Starting Point in the Vast World of Healing

Every human being has the potential to heal and be healed. It can start with something as simple as a few deep breaths, which can clear your head and make you feel renewed and energized. Or maybe it’s through a friendly glance or a smile, or the kindness of going out of your way to help someone. Healing can even come from a few sips of water,...

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Discover a Mental Clearing Point

Would you like to know a simple way to transform negative thoughts and emotions? By using a special mental healing point, GB 14, you can reprogram your mind towards a more open, positive attitude. Holding this point lightly while breathing deeply, several times a day, can release mental stress and cultivate mental health. People of all ages can...

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To All of My Acupressure Students

I send blessings to all of the thousands of people I’ve taught over the past 40+ years. Whether you’re a student or graduate of the Acupressure Institute, or you participated in another Acupressure program of mine, including my many online trainings & courses – welcome to you all! Staying in Touch Since much of the time I taught at the...

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Our Acupressure Healing Community

Welcome to everyone interested in using the ancient art of Acupressure for healing yourself and others. You are part of an amazing group of people who want to learn about Acupressure and healing practices through this website – already over 10,000 people from 100 countries around the world!  If you haven’t signed up yet for free Acupressure...

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Headaches, Neck Pain, Stress, Insomnia & Pain Relief

So many people have asked me how to hold this pain relief point. It's the Gates of Consciousness point, GB 20, located underneath the base of the skull. I'm excited to share this video with you, where I give you clear instructions on where and how to press this Acupressure point. I'll show you how to use your thumbs or knuckles to hold GB 20 and...

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Relieve Fibromyalgia – Aches & Pains, Stiffness, Soreness

Soreness is a common symptom of Fibromyalgia. I’ve had good results relieving soreness, aches and pains, stiffness, and also stress, worry, overwhelm, and difficulty sleeping by using Acupressure and deep breathing. When you hold potent Acupressure points, plus practice simple breathing exercises, you can help to restore health, well-being, and...

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Hypertension, Insomnia & Emotional Healing Acupressure Points

Do you know those knots between your shoulder blades? Those knots are blocked Acupressure points. Releasing them can bring healing energy to benefit your lungs, heart, and emotions.   Physical Aid for the Heart These Acupressure points, located on both sides of your spine, can relieve hypertension and help balance your blood pressure....

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Develop Better Digestion, Sexuality & Vitality with CV 6

One of the most empowering Acupressure points on the body is CV 6, known as the Sea of Energy or the Sea of Qi. You can do great healing on yourself and others once you know this point's location and functions, and also how to use CV 6 to fully tap its healing energy. The Sea of Energy strengthens the body’s internal condition, especially the...

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Acupressure Points for Headaches, Stiff Neck & Pain Relief

Learn Important Acupressure Points for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health and Healing For physical concerns, these points are good for pain relief and also help relieve many other common complaints. For example, use them for headaches (including migraines), ringing in the ear, insomnia, fibromyalgia, tiredness, stiff neck, neck pain,...

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Spiritual Upbringing, Education, Guidance and Skepticism

By Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. Here's how I received my spiritual upbringing and guidance. These roots support me to stay on the path of serving others, which led to my life’s focus – practicing and teaching Acupressure points. This brief personal story will give you insight into my unique background, my college education, and on how Acupressure...

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A Key Point for Lower Back or Hip Pain & Sciatica

I know that millions of people could get help if they learned this Acupressure point for relieving hip pain, lower backaches, and sciatic pain. I'm giving you both an illustrated anatomical drawing and also a photo that shows how to press it. I want to make it clear where this point is located and how easy it is to use, so you can help yourself...

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Balance Your Hormones, Boost Your Immunity & Intuition

I am excited to show you how to use an Acupressure point, known as the Third Eye point, that has so many healing benefits -- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Lightly touching this Third Eye point (GV 24.5) opens the homeostatic mechanisms of the pituitary gland, the body’s master gland of the endocrine system, which is vital for...

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Shoulder Pain & Tension – Acupressure Points

You can effectively relieve shoulder aches from stress or tension with Acupressure. Tightness in your shoulders is often a reflection of the various stresses in your life. Since almost everyone has stress-related shoulder tension, knowing the points can make all the difference! An Emotional Connection When our shoulder points are tight or...

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Relieving Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel & Nausea

    Firm pressure on the Acupressure points known as the Inner and Outer Gates can alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms and also relieve wrist pain or weakness. In addition, the Inner Gate is well known for relieving nausea. Point Locations These points are also known as P 6 and TW 5, and mirror each other on either side of the...

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A Great Acupressure Point for Asthma Relief

I’ve had good results using Acupressure points for relieving asthma. I conducted an unpublished preliminary research study, which found that four out of five adult asthmatics tested had a 20 percent increase in their vital lung capacity immediately after receiving 20 minutes of Acupressure. This was a very good outcome after only a single...

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What’s the difference between Shiatsu & Acupressure?

For years this has been the most common question people ask me. Honestly, I believe my answer is controversial . . . Acupressure uses the same points as Acupuncture, but works with the hands instead of needles. Thus, any method that stimulates Acupressure points without needles can be considered a style of Acupressure. Shiatsu techniques...

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ON THE PATH – Spiritual Guidance from the Universe

I grew up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, when it still had a small town feeling with corner neighborhood stores. Over the years, I saw lifestyles change, and people became more driven and stressed out. In high school I said to myself, “There's got to be more to life than this.” During those years, I was depressed on a regular basis and lacked...

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My Zen Shiatsu Teacher – Reuho Yamada

I studied Zen Shiatsu with Reuho Yamada, who learned directly from Masanaga, the originator of Zen Shiatsu in Japan. Zen Shiatsu had more dynamics, creativity, and flow than other styles of Shiatsu, using all parts of the hands, elbows, knees, and even integrated stretches. Early in the 1980s, Reuho Yamada was attracting huge crowds of mostly...

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Near Death Experience – Disaster Turned into Creative Growth

A Violent Attack In 1979, I had a disastrous experience one night. I had been hit over the head in my bed by a blow that nearly killed me. At the time, I was sound asleep on my side in my unlocked studio. Whoever entered to steal the $12 in my wallet also took one of my barbells and smashed my head with it when I stirred in my sleep. A powerful...

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On the Path – Healing Experiences Growing Up

When I was a little boy of five or six years old, I used to lie on my back on my bed and massage myself. I found various places or points that were sore and tender and explored massaging or just holding them. I imagined these places would purify my body. I had the image of a vacuum cleaner coming in and cleaning up my body. I imagined my fingers...

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Acupressure Stress Management

Stress can strangle your life. I know, I grew up in Los Angeles, one of the most stressful cities in the United States.  I developed a strong interest in learning how to deal with everyday stress, since I witnessed L.A. grow from a large town in the 1950s to the high-powered, stressful, big-city living there now. Growing up, I was seeing more and...

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Learning & Discovering the Art of Using Acupressure Points

I came across Acupressure through another world in my life – tennis. My family lived next to a park with tennis courts, and playing tennis became my life and favorite sport. I knew Ron Teeguarden through his father, who was my tennis teacher. In 1971, at a health food store, I noticed an Acupressure class poster with a funny looking little...

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Find a Practitioner for Acupressure & Asian Bodywork

You have so many resources available to help improve your health and well-being. On this site, and with my online programs, you can learn so much to help yourself with Self-Acupressure. Maybe you'd also like to receive Acupressure Therapy sessions. I recommend finding someone who's certified as an Acupressure Therapist or Asian Bodywork...

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