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Calming Anxiety & Stress Relief Acupressure Points

There’s so much anxiety and stress in the world; we all have to deal with it. The world would be better place to live if more people knew Acupressure, especially its calming points. Most people ingest their stress; their body stores it as internal pressures and muscular tension. This imbalances your body over time, resulting in hundreds of stress...

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Stress Relief Points for Shoulder & Neck Tension

I have used acupressure for over 40 years and helped thousands relieve muscular tension and stress related disorders. Acupressure points are especially effective for managing stress and dealing with common health problems that get worse under stress. In this article, you’ll learn three potent acupressure points used in the Stress Relief self-care...

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Acupressure Points for Sinus Problems & Nasal Congestion

To relieve your upper or frontal sinuses, use B2, located at the bridge of your nose.  This mental stress point is located in the indentation of your upper eye socket, where the bridge of the nose meets the ridge of your eyebrows. To open the maxillary sinuses in the cheek, use the foremost acupressure points for the sinuses: LI20 and St3,...

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Death & Dying: Acupressure for Relatives and Hospice Caregivers

I want to introduce you to viewing death and dying in a positive light - as a sacred passage into a peaceful, divine place. My father, who is 92, recently said to me, “When I die, I’ll be OK; it’s just like going into another room…” I want to offer you some acupressure points that help to nurture emotions, calm anxiety, relieve depression, and...

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3 Healing Exercises Combining Acupressure & Yoga

A 15-Minute Full Body Routine for Relieving Common Ailments and for Maintaining your General Wellness Learn a powerful healing routine for relieving: Lower Backaches, Shoulder & Neck Problems, Upper Back Tension, General Stress, Thyroid Imbalances, Chronic Fatigue, and Insomnia. I am writing to give you instruction on how to use three easy,...

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Acupressure for Digestion, Foot Cramps, and Cold Feet using Sp 4

I wrote this article and attached video to show you how to use Sp 4, one of the great healing foot acupressure points for increasing circulation and balancing your digestive system.  These foot acupressure points, on both sides of the arch, calms restlessness, balances food cravings, worry, overwhelm, and relieves anxiety, appetite imbalances,...

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Acupressure Points: 5 Guidelines & Precautions for Beginners

Acupressure points can stimulate your self-curative abilities. If you're an acupressure beginner, you may find the guidelines below helpful for relieving most of your apprehensions, fears or doubts about applying acupressure to yourself. This may also answer some of your basic questions about how to apply pressure to the acupressure points....

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Sleep Better – A Guided Self-Healing e-Program

I am excited to announce that my Sleep Better Audio Program is now available as an e-program. This self-healing fully guided audio program relieves insomnia by counteracting stress in your upper back, shoulders, and neck area - and actually sends you to sleep. You can now download my voice, which guides you how to easily stimulate effective...

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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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Acupressure Points for Sleepiness, Drowsiness & Narcolepsy

Many people become sleepy at inappropriate times, like at school, while driving a car, or at work when you need to concentrate or you could loose your job. When you feel drowsy and need to be alert, acupressure along with Yogic breathing can stimulate your metabolism without drugs. My approach to counteract chronic fatigue and sleep disorders is...

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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. Acupressure can transform emotional pain into beautiful spiritual experiences. Gently touching another human being in this way is one of the greatest gifts I know. When blocked acupressure points are held and the body’s energy opens thoughts,...

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Introduction to Acupressure: Points, Methods & Self-Acupressure

My aim is to make Acupressure and its benefits accessible to you. To do this, I am giving you many links below - to make it easy to learn more about Acupressure, and discover its benefits through an Introduction to Acupressure. Acupressure stimulates the body's self-curative abilities using a system of healing acupressure points; it releases...

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Acupressure for Relieving Stress & Calming Anxiety

Learn how to use an Acupressure Point to Deepen your Breath, Relieve Anxiety, Stress and Promote deep Emotional Healing Many people are faced with tremendous stress, unhealed hurt from relationships, and personal strife. All these pressures around us affect the collective consciousness that needs healing. How do you really feel about stresses in...

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Acupressure Points – For Deepening Erotic Pleasure

Acupressure points can heighten lovemaking in many creative ways. Lovers can hold the points, kiss or suck them to awaken sexual energy, deepen pleasure, and cultivate sexual intimacy. I put my heart and soul into creating a fully illustrated book showing how to use acupressure points for enhancing a love relationship. Acupressure for Lovers is...

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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 in 2012

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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Study Acupressure with Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.

I'm excited to be teaching 6 classes at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California during the first two weeks of December. I love teaching Acupressure and healing work. Since I am devoted to my writing and my family, I rarely teach these days. This is a special opportunity to deepen your ability to heal yourself and learn Acupressure with...

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Tinnitus: Ringing Ear Acupressure Points for the Kidneys & Lower Back

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ringing in the ears and Tinnitus is an alarm that the energy in your kidney meridian is low or deficient. Most Tinnitus and 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...

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Allergy Relief Acupressure Points – for Allergic Reactions

While not a cure for allergies, Acupressure can be an effective method for relieving and preventing many symptoms from allergic reactions by balancing your body’s energy system. Relieve Allergies using these two powerful acupressure points, LI 4 and Lv 3 on both sides called the Four Gates. These potent acupressure points open the flow of healing...

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More Acupressure Topics Listed as Resources on the Blog

I have been working hard to make it easier for you to access past articles. Each time I write an Acupressure article, I organize them by key topics. You'll find an expanded list of these topics on the right of this page. Each Acupressure article usually falls into more than one topic. These topics organize the site, making it easy for you look...

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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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