Millions of people are in pain, searching for ways to find relief. Acupressure Therapy offers relief with no risk of harmful side effects. The self-care exercises are a drug-free alternative and are easy to learn and do at home.
Acupressure can help relieve pain, relax muscle tension, and balance the vital life forces of the body, the Chi, by using a system of Points. Joint and muscular pain tend to accumulate at these Acupressure Points.
Finger pressure on the Points releases both pain and muscular tension. Acupressure relieves pain directly through the release of natural pain-killing chemicals in the body, called endorphins, and indirectly through the effects of deep breathing and relaxation.
Always begin slowly and gently, and be aware of how your body feels as you use the Points and Routines. If you have any questions, check with your doctor, just as you would before beginning any exercise program.
The Self-Acupressure routines found throughout this site can be a good complement to conventional medical treatment. Be sure to check the Pain Relief category in the Resources section, as it has a lot of healing information. To see an example, where you can can learn how to use a Self-Acupressure Therapy routine to relieve your foot and leg pain, explore Pain Relief Acupressure Foot Points: Lv 3 & GB 41.
Another resource is the book, Acupressure Pain Relief, available both as a printed book and as a downloadable eBook. This is a self-care guide for easing pain and discomfort in all major areas of the body. It provides safe and natural self-healing methods and is fully illustrated. Many photos clearly show you how to do the Routines and Exercises, and you’ll also find a number of illustrations and charts.
In this book, you’ll learn practical suggestions for relieving headaches and migraines, backaches, and pain in the hand, knee, and more. It also addresses other types of pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Author Michael Reed Gach said, “I am often asked how I developed this Acupressure Pain Relief program. It was after years of studying and practicing a wide range of holistic health methods that I created this Self-Acupressure system. My empirical research over the past forty plus years has shown that combining key Acupressure points with gentle stretches, postures, movements, and deep breathing results in effective pain relief.”
He adds, “From my clinical experience, I have found that people with chronic pain must consistently practice the methods in Acupressure Pain Relief to achieve long-term benefits. It takes work to relieve pain naturally, without drugs, but it’s well worth the effort.”