Acupressure Pain Relief:
From Headaches to Arthritis
When I first began studying Acupressure over 40 years ago, I was fortunate to learn a very simple method to relieve pain using Acupressure points. The method is so simple and easy that I am afraid that many people won’t give it enough time or patience to see it work.
I encourage you to try it for yourself. It’s worth taking the time to practice these techniques daily to discover the benefits.
This pain relief method does require you to know the location of the Acupressure points. You can find many examples in most of the Articles and in Self-Acupressure A to Z. You can also get the Meridian Flashcards or an Acupressure Chart to learn more about the points and meridians.
Pain Relief Routine
1. Slowly apply pressure to the point until it feels like you are connecting with the pain that you want to relieve.
2. Gradually change the angle of the finger pressure to connect with the pain. Explore which angle is more powerful for connecting with the pain, and then hold the point steadily for about three minutes, breathing deeply.
3. Work on the meridian that goes through the pain, to enable the energy to flow. After first holding the painful point, next hold a different point on the same meridian.
NOTE: This technique is most easily used when one person is doing Acupressure for another person. Then two points on the same meridian can be held at the same time. One hand anchors on or close to the pain, while the other hand holds a point on that meridian away from the pain.
4. Breathe slowly and deeply as you hold each point, and release the pressure gradually.
The Body has Natural
Millions of people suffer from different kinds of pain. By using these simple steps above, holding each point for about 3 minutes while breathing deeply, you will open the endorphins, your body’s neuro-chemicals that are known to relieve pain naturally. This is good for relieving pain in the joints as well as muscular aches and nerve pain.
Most people experience some relief fairly quickly, once they learn to do these techniques properly. However, people with a history of chronic pain usually have waves of progress, as well as setbacks. Please do not expect an immediate cure. From my clinical experience, I have found that people with chronic pain must consistently practice the methods in Acupressure Pain Relief on the average of three times a day to achieve long‐term benefits. It takes work to relieve pain naturally, without drugs, but you’ll find that it’s worth the effort.
The Acupressure Pain Relief book shows you how to hold and press these points to relieve pain using 400 illustrations. The book also contains pain-reducing dietary considerations.
How I Developed this Pain Relief Program
After years of studying and practicing a wide range of holistic health methods, I created this Self‐Acupressure system. My experience using Acupressure for over forty years has shown that combining key Acupressure points with gentle stretches, movements, and deep breathing results in pain relief.
- Under Acupressure Benefits, you’ll find a Relieving Pain page that includes a helpful video.
- In the Articles, there’s Self-Acupressure for Hand & Shoulder Pain, which has three sample pages from the Acupressure Pain Relief book.
- You can also review the entire Pain Relief Self-Care Category for additional pages.