Acupressure Resources A to Z

Break your Habit: Acupressure for Addictions

I support you to break old habits that work against you, so you can live a better life. In this article, I will show you how to activate Acupressure points on your temples on the Triple Warmer Meridian for counteracting addictions. For best results, practice this acupressure breathing meditation daily. Happy Chinese New Year - in the Year of the...

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Gout Attack Acupressure Points for Big Toe Pain Relief

The most potent acupressure point for gout pain is Lv 3*, on the top of the foot, in between the bones that attach to the large and second toes. This point balances the energy level in the liver meridian, and is good for preventing gout and relieving pain in the big toe. Acupressure points alone are not a cure for gout, but can be complementary...

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Set Your Intentions for Wellness

During my 40 years teaching Acupressure, many of my students had remarkable results using Acupressure for a few minutes before getting out of bed. I’m excited to teach you how to use these two Acupressure points to start your day in a better way. You will feel happier, mentally clearer, with less stress. I consider this the Crown of Acupressure;...

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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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Feeling Sluggish, Tired, Heavy, Frustrated, Stiff, or Depressed?

Do you know someone who is sluggish, heavy, tired or gets depressed? Well, it may be the result of their diet. Traditional Chinese Medicine (which acupressure therapy is part of) teaches how common foods, various tastes, and cooking methods affects emotions, attitudes, sexual energy, and the state of our health. Feeling heavy, stiff, tired,...

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Vertigo, Dizziness and 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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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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Acupressure Points for Hip, Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

I know that millions of people could get help if they knew these acupressure points for relieving hip pain, lower backaches, and sciatic pain. I think having these acupressure points both illustrated on an anatomical drawing and seeing how to press them in a photo – makes it clear where these points are located as well as how to press them. These...

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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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