Acupressure Resources A to Z

Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Acupressure Points & Tips

I want you to know how effective Acupressure is for sleep disorders. This article gives you a couple of Acupressure points to sedate your energy for counteracting insomnia, plus tips to help you get to sleep, or get back to sleep. The Acupressure Points (K 6 and B 62) between your heel and anklebones (on both sides) have traditionally been used...

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Spiritual Acupressure Point (GV 20)

I love the spiritual aspects of using Acupressure points, which can open you to wondrous depths of life and increased awareness. Gently touching another human being in this way is one of the greatest gifts I know. Acupressure can help with emotional healing and also transform emotional pain into beautiful spiritual experiences. In addition, it...

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Acupressure for Relieving Stress & Calming Anxiety

Learn how to use an Acupressure point to deepen your breathing, relieve anxiety and stress, and promote emotional healing Many people are faced with tremendous stress and pressures. These can stem from unhealed hurt, relationship or career problems, or other personal strife. How do you really feel about stresses in your life and in the world?...

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Break Your Habit: Acupressure for Addictions

I support you in moving away from old habits that work against you, so that you can live a better life. I encourage you get help and support in many ways, so I'm going to provide you with three significant resources for counteracting addictive patterns with eating, smoking, drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy habits. First, I will show you an...

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Acupressure Weight Loss: Reducing Food Cravings & Overeating

CV 6 promotes greater elimination. The Acupressure Weight Loss and body image program provides an easy daily routine to balance your metabolism and appetite and harmonize your body's energy system. Dieting alone is not the right approach to maintain a healthy weight. Instead, by actually working on your body -- through gentle stretches, deep...

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Back & Knee Pain Due to Injuries: Using Acupressure Points & Ice

Relieving Knee and Lower Back Pain and Injuries: When I have back pain, its usually due to strain and injury due to lifting. This often results in pain hours later, due to the inflammation. In addition to using acupressure points, locally as well as above and below the painful area, I apply ice packs every two hours (for about 15 minutes) to...

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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 on to the gum for 2 minutes. Then press CV 17 on the center of your breastbone, and breathe slowly and deeply. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for prevention and relief of vertigo and dizziness. Also try these Acupressure points: P...

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Facial Beauty Point for the Acupressure Face Lift

In presenting the Acupressure techniques I practice daily for wellness, I feel inspired to show you the Acupressure “Facial Beauty" point so you’ll 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 Qi or Chi (the life force) and also the...

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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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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 – as of now, over 5,000 people from 150 countries around the world!  If you haven’t signed up yet for free Acupressure articles, just enter...

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Headaches, Neck Pain, Stress, Insomnia & Pain Relief

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihshRXurs-8 So many people have asked me how to hold this pain relief point underneath the base of the skull.  I am excited to share this clip with you, to give you clear instructions on where to press this (GB 20) acupressure point. I'll show you how to use your thumbs or knuckles to fully discover the benefits....

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Relieve Fibromyalgia – Aches & Pains, Stiffness & Hormonal Imbalances

Soreness is a common symptom of Fibromyalgia.  I’ve had good results relieving soreness, aches and pains, stiffness, stress, worry, overwhelm, and difficulty sleeping using acupressure points under the skull, plus practicing easy deep breathing exercises twice daily, to restore Heaven on Earth. Qi Gong Breathing Exercises are key for releasing...

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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 and heart. These acupressure points can relieve hypertension and help balance your blood pressure. They can also be healing for heartaches, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, sadness,...

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Self-Acupressure for Grief, Depression, Anxiety and Exhaustion

Know anyone who’s stuck, especially due to a loss, exhaustion, sluggishness, depression, anxiety, overwhelm, or just plain despondent? These are signs of an energy imbalance that needs attention. How can your body open up, if its holding pain or your mind is full of expectations?  How can you help yourself if you lack the motivation, support or...

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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, functions, and how to use CV 6 to tap it’s healing energy. The Sea of Energy strengthens the body’s internal condition, especially the colon, immune...

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Acupressure Points for Headaches, Stiff Neck & Pain Relief

For pain relief and common complaints such as headaches, including migraines, vision zigzangs, ringing in the ear, insomnia, fibromyalgia, tiredness, stiff neck, neck pain, eyestrain, uptightness, irritability, judgmental attitudes, nervousness, hypertension, and mental stress – or any combination of these symptoms – these two acupressure points...

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Spiritual Upbringing, Education, Guidance and Skepticism

I want to share with you how I received my spiritual upbringing and guidance. These roots supported 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...

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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 many people suffer from...

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Shoulder Pain & Tension – Acupressure Points

When your shoulders ache from stress or tension knowing how to use these acupressure points can effectively relieve it. Since this is a stress related problem almost everyone has, I want to cover details on how to use the acupressure points for both self-care and for helping others. Tightness in your shoulders is often a reflection of stresses in...

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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 relieve wrist pain or weakness. The Inner Gate is also well known for relieving nausea. Simply hold the points with firm compression for at least two minutes at a time, 3 to 5 times daily. The same points can...

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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. The study used high tech equipment at Oakland Children’s...

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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 can be considered a style of Acupressure. Shiatsu techniques stimulate the...

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ON THE PATH – Spiritual Guidance from the Universe

I grew up in Los Angeles in the 1950’s when it still had a small town feeling with corner neighborhood stores. I saw lifestyles change, people became 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 purpose in my life. During one...

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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, elbow, knees, and even integrated stretches. Early in the 1980’s, Reuho Yamada was attracting huge crowds of mostly...

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Near Death Experience – Turned my Disaster into Growth

In 1979, a powerful voice came to me when I was unconscious. I had been hit over the head in my bed by a blow that nearly killed me. I was sound asleep on my side in my unlocked studio. Whoever entered to steal the $12 in my wallet, took one of my bar bells, and smashed my head when I stirred in my sleep. I remember my near death experience...

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