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Acupressure Should Be Administered Under The Guidance Of An Experienced Acupuncturist

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Although not as popular as its illustrious cousin acupuncture, acupressure is nevertheless, slowly becoming a healing art that everyone is aware of. The technique of acupressure involves creating and putting pressure on five specific acupuncture/acupressure points to assist various functions of the body.

Acupressure works by applying pressure at certain acupoints in the body in order to heal various health related problems. Perhaps, the best aspect of this treatment is that it is easy to learn and perform both on others and on oneself. When you receive acupressure, there are three important health benefits you can receive, and to get these benefits you need to only focus on a few vital organs.

1. Spleen – For this organ, the acupressure point to use is located along the lower calf muscle above the bone of the inner ankle.

2. Liver – The liver acupressure point is found between the big toe and the second toe.

3. Large Intestine – This important point is located between the forefinger and thumb.

Massage these points for about five to ten minutes a day. Since all these points are bilaterally found in the body, you can gain optimal benefits (which are many) when both pairs of these points are massaged. The acupressure points need to be located precisely and then pressure should be applied to them in a way that it avoids any mishandling of the muscles.

You can find and read articles online or books that can help you learn more about the correct acupressure points and how to find them in the body in order to gain the maximum benefits of the treatment. Oftentimes, these articles and books come with a pictorial illustration of the acupressure points that can help you find them very easily.

However, if you are considering embarking on treating yourself or others with acupressure, it is always recommended that you talk to a licensed or qualified acupuncturist first before proceeding since you would be in a better position to provide yourself or a person with really good results or instruct the person about applying the appropriate movement and methods at the abovementioned acupressure points.

Acupuncturists are healers that are not only trained in the art of acupuncture but in acupressure therapy, as well. They have a deep knowledge of what acupressure is and know where all the pressure points are located. If you want to know how much pressure should be applied to a specific region and what specific benefit you can get from applying such pressure to a specific are of the body, they are the best people to turn to. An acupuncturist who has been practicing his/her profession for several years can best explain what the benefits of acupressure treatment are.

Contraindications

Despite being a very safe form of therapy, acupressure should not be used for certain conditions. Therefore, it becomes all the more imperative to talk to an acupuncturist before embarking on acupressure therapy. Read articles or books that can provide you with a basic understanding about the science behind the treatment. A qualified and experienced acupuncturist is the best person who can guide you in providing the correct treatment at the precise acupressure points to achieve a specific health benefit.

There is no doubt that acupressure is an effective mode of treatment for various types of health conditions, but to be always sure, it needs to be performed under the guidance of an experienced and qualified acupuncturist.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322
http://www.overlandparkacupuncturist.com

Written by Valerie

October 31st, 2017 at 4:46 pm

What Is Gua Sha Therapy?

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The two Chinese characters representing “Gua Sha” literally translates to rub or scrape (Gua) and an elevated reddish grainy skin rash (Sha), which is also known as ‘petechiae.’ Gua Sha is a form of traditional Chinese medicine treatment that involves applied pressure and repeated scraping of an elevated reddish skin rash while using a manual instrument.

This manual tool, sometimes shaped like a thin disc or a ceramic soup spoon, should have a curved surface. The traditional tool which is a polished horn of a water buffalo is the tool most commonly preferred by practitioners. The tool is placed over the skin (that has been made slippery with massage oil) and problematic regions of the body and with firm pressure, scraped many times over. The force of the scraping elevates the ‘Sha,’ resulting in what seems to look like a temporary bruising.

This procedure is known to be painless although the eventual bruising can at times be mistaken for a painful injury. Within two to three days, the marks (that are considered an essential part of the treatment) usually quickly diminish. Also, the ‘Sha’ imparts a visual indication that tells the practitioner of the condition of the circulation in the site of the treatment. This diagnostic sign can serve as feedback prior to beginning treatments for issues such as sciatic pain or neck tension.

Some knowledge on how the muscles of the body move together and connect is required in order to properly apply this technique. Without having at least a basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy of the human body, a beginner can generate very few results using this technique.

Gua Sha therapy can be used to treat several bodily ailments with extreme effectiveness especially if the practitioner is experienced and skilled. The treatment is often applied on the neck, shoulders, buttocks, and back. It is often used to treat common problems such as the cold, eliminate toxins and pathogens from the body, and to boost the function of the immune system. Gua Sha can help quickly relieve sciatic pain specifically the pain and numbness caused by the bearing of pressure in the sciatic nerve.

When combined with acupuncture treatment in Reading, the red marks from Gua Sha therapy can be used to detect Qi or energy stagnation, oxygen deficiency, and the presence of toxins in the body. After the scraping procedure, the acupuncturist should be able to easily interpret the diagnostic signs and formulate a type of acupuncture treatment session to address the particular diagnosed problem. This narrowing and identification of the problem area can be a very useful diagnostic aid that makes it possible to get a more focused treatment.

As a treatment, Gua Sha, can be used for various types of conditions and ailments and is widely deemed safe and effective. However, it should not be used for the following conditions:

• Persons with skin diseases or open wounds
• On varicose veins
• People taking warfarin or other anti-coagulant drugs
• People with bleeding disorders
• Immediately after surgery
• Pregnant women
• People with weak constitutions

Aside from answering what Gua Sha is, it is also important to point out some of the safety measures that need to be taken after a session of Gua Sha therapy.

After a Gua Sha treatment, the person should drink some warm water and rest for a while. The patient is also advised not to take a cold water bath or shower at least a whole day (24 hours) following a session. Besides that, following treatment, the patient should also keep all the treated parts of the body warm and covered and protected from the wind.

Written by Valerie

October 31st, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Tui Na Therapy Helps Stimulate Both the Energetic and Physical Body

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Anmo or Tui Na (pronounced ‘twee nar’) is a type of Chinese Massage that’s been practiced for thousands of years. In Chinese medicine, it is one of the main branches along with nutritional therapy, qigong/taichi, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. In Western societies, Tui Na is not as popular as acupuncture although in China and other Asian countries, it is widely used and actually practiced in almost all hospitals in China. Tui Na massage dates back as far back as 3000 years ago, and a lot of modern massage techniques such as Shiatsu and Swedish massage actually evolved from it.

In theory and practice Tui Na is very different from any other type of massage. It is designed to stimulate both the energetic and physical body; therapists use unorthodox massage techniques to release the tension and knots of muscles while simultaneously stimulating the acupuncture points and energy channels in order to balance and normalize energy (Qi) flow in the same manner as acupuncture. Basically, this implies that Tui Na massage has a gamut of ‘acupressure’ procedures, that it is sometimes referred to as ‘acupressure massage’, although that title can also allude to more rudimentary acupressure techniques that lack the understanding and underlying principles of Tui Na.

There are two basic techniques of Tui Na massage: The Yin and Yang techniques. In the Yin technique, the therapist uses a very gentle healing method involving light touch. It reinforces the function of the internal organs, removes stagnation from the energy channels, and balances and regulates Qi. This technique is a profoundly relaxing and calming therapy.

The Yang technique, on the other hand, is a strong physical therapy that involves deep penetrating massages that break down muscle tension and knots. It works extremely well for stiff and tensed muscles, but without causing pain as some deep massages often do.

In the real world, a qualified and skilled therapist often utilizes both the Yin and Yang methods as needed, and treatments mostly lie somewhere between these two polarities. The treatments are always customized and there are no predefined routines. Each person will be given a unique set of massages based on their own specific needs.

Tui Na follows the same detailed diagnostic procedures as acupuncture and the other forms of Chinese medicine. It also uses the same sophisticated understanding of the mind and body as these other therapies. This is what sets Tui Na from all other massage therapies. The practice and theory of Tui Na massage are inseparable.

As a result, the use of Tui Na can be far more than just a mere treatment for muscle problems; it can be used for a wide gamut of bodily problems including hormonal, psychological/emotional, circulatory, and respiratory problems among others. It also is used to help alleviate stress and in the maintenance of health.

What to Expect in a Tui Na Massage

Before treatment, a complete Chinese diagnosis will be performed on you by your therapist. This diagnosis is basically the same standard protocol you will get if you are getting acupuncture treatment. The therapist will question you about your overall health and your complaint. He or she then will take your pulse and observe your tongue.

Your own specific circumstances will define the type of treatment you’ll be getting. Usually, treatment will be done without the need to disrobe although occasionally, some patients will be asked by their therapist to remove some their clothing if oil is to be applied on the targeted parts of their body.

The therapist makes use of bodily cues to determine the appropriate strength of the massage especially when strong techniques are used since the massage itself is supposed to be a relatively painless procedure. In certain instances, only gentle and very light techniques are used since they can work just as well as the strong techniques.

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Written by Valerie

October 31st, 2017 at 7:20 am

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Acupressure Can Help Relieve Or Cure Depression

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For one out of ten people including children, depression is a serious illness that they have to cope occasionally or regularly. This mental condition can potentially affect anyone. Oftentimes, we may not be aware that we’re suffering from depression, but if it is not addressed after a while, it can significantly impact our everyday life.

Depression can manifest certain common signs and some of these signs you can identify and some may be difficult to deal with. If you have the following problems, you may be more or less suffering from depression.

1. Having a feeling that nothing will get better or a feeling of hopelessness or helplessness.

2. Sleeping too much, sleeplessness, or experiencing sleeping difficulties.

3. Difficulty remembering things, making decisions, or concentrating.

4. Major weight gain or loss, eating too little or too much.

5. Being bad-tempered and irritable than usual.

6. Loss of interest in activities that are easy to accomplish and before were considered very interesting for the person.

7. Stomach pain, back pain, headaches, and other types of physical pain.

8. Feeling of heaviness, sluggishness, fatigue, lack of energy.

9. Low sex drive.

10. The person strongly criticizes himself. Sees life as meaningless and not worth living, has suicidal ideations.

Aside for professional help, depression can be relieved or treated by applying pressure to two acupuncture points: the Liver 3 (taichong) point and the Pericardium 6 (neiguan) points.

The liver 3 point is responsible for regulating the emotions, clearing the mind, relieving irritability, and for the health of the liver.

The pericardium point is found on the inner side of the arms on their center lines, 3 cun from the lines of the wrist. They control psychological wellbeing, normalization of the mind, and the health of the heart.

Massage and apply acupressure on both sides of these two points everyday for 5 – 10 minutes or whenever you need to uplift your mood and reenergize your mind and body with energy. The health benefits are even greater if before going to bed at night, you get a hot water foot bath and afterwards massage the liver 3 point.

In addition, you can also use the acupoint Cv 17 or tanshong point to uplift your mood. This point is associated with the conception meridian and is found between the centers of the breasts. It provides energy to the heart and builds up chest energy. It is intimately tied to our emotions. Applying acupressure on this point will give you peaceful feelings and calm you down whenever you feel angry, upset, or sad.

Each day for two or three minutes, with 4 fingers closed, rub the Cv 17 point downwardly and in a clock wise manner. Administering acupressure to this point can help relieve or cure rapid heartbeat, congested chest, cough, or asthma. For women, it can improve the health of their breast.

Lastly, to avoid depression you need to have a positive outlook towards life. Be more forgiving and tolerant, participate in meaningful activities listen, converse with cheerful people, listen to joyful and peaceful music, and let go of things you have no control of.

Before embarking on any health and therapy program, you need to always seek the advice of a doctor or healthcare provider.

Thrive Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Boca Raton, FL providing Chinese medicine treatments for many health conditions.

Written by Valerie

October 24th, 2017 at 5:20 am

The Energy Centers Of The Body

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Could you bring about changes to your emotional and mental well-being in order to speed up healing?

Does your body have energy centers to tap in neuropeptides, enzymes, and hormones for healing? Can you set off the antibodies (leukocytes, macrophages, and phagocytes) in your body to stimulate your thymus, bone marrow, and natural killer immune systems?

Energy Centers

Our body possesses seven discs or wheels (chakras) that energize our emotions, body, and mind. They are located at the following areas of the body:

1. Originating at the spine’s base – Vibrating with the color red, this energetic Root center is known to be a determining factor for prosperity, security, health, and influence.

2. Genital-Sacral area (the Lower back) – Focusing on this chakra can help rectify desire, emotions, sensations, and movement. The Genital-Sacral chakra regulates one’s capacity to respond to change. It vibrates with the color Orange.

3. Intestines or Enteric Nervous Center (the Solar-Plexus) – This chakra is a very powerful and important energy enter. It determines autonomy, will, and personal power and its vibration is associated with the color Yellow.

4. The Heart – This emotional energy nexus is associated with the Limbic System. The color Green is its signature vibratory appearance. The Heart chakra sets off the energy of female and male, unity and ego, body and mind, the unities, and the power of love.

5. Throat – The energy disc in the throat commands our life symbolically via resonances resulting in communication. Our verbal signals often produce creativity. The throat chakra vibrates to the Blue color.

6. Third Eye (Brow) – This energy wheel is also identified as the Pineal Gland and is associated with intuition and seeing. The Third Eye chakra is responsible for mental imagery and vibrates with the color Purple or Indigo.

7. The Crown – This chakra is another extremely powerful nexus associated with memory, learning, and knowledge. Violet is its resonating color.

Extra-Ocular-Muscles

In each eye, there are six muscles controlling eye-movement for. Two are oblique muscles: Inferior and Superior. Four are referred to as Rectus muscles: Inferior, Superior, Medial and Lateral.

When you talk face to face with a person, read, play a video game, watch TV, or use a computer, the Knowledge Economy causes your eyes to narrowly focus. This brings you into Tunnel-Vision mode which is a natural reaction when performing those activities. It limits your mind to perform left-brain skills and helps narrow your focus.

Speedlearners can energize their peripheral vision by using a wide (broad) focus technique called Going Lizard. This triggers your right brain to promote the function of your left brain in a more vibratory manner. Your brain functions in a more balanced way when both the left and right parts of the brain operate synchronistically.

This can be achieved with a two-minute exercise that involves moving the eyes into each of the six muscle positions. After 21 days of practice, some students have reported of faster reading speed and enhanced vision. To create a neural pathway (to make this a habit), this exercise needs to done daily for a month.

Face Knocking Points

The face has a handful of powerful acupuncture points located:

1. At the left eyebrow’s beginning

2. At the end of the left eye’s side

3. Under the left-eye

4. Under the lip (menstum acupuncture point)

5. Directly below the nose (Philtrum area)

Knocking each of these acupoints three-times can help energize all of these points.

Mudras

Mudras is the Sanskrit word for finger gestures. Your fingers contain electro-magnetic energy and each of them is associated with a specific polarity.

The thumb has no polarity
The fingers that carry a positive charge include the Middle finger and Pinky finger. Fingers that have a negative charge include the Pointy or Index finger and the Ring finger.

Opposites attract in the fingers of human beings and in magnets. Pay particular attention to your middle and index fingers, they work as a team. If you want to energize seven centers of energy’s powers, use your left hands middle and index fingers to knock seven-times at the entrance.

If you want to eliminate or lessen pain you need to remember that your right side is empowered by your left hand and your left side is influenced by your right hand.

When you feel pain on the left side of your body, you can speed up healing using your right hand’s fingers.

Conclusion

For emotional problems, we advise that you seek the help of psychologists or medical doctors. Manipulating these energy chakras and acupoints yourself to seek relief is no substitute for professional medical care.

Nelya de Brun is a licensed acupuncturist in Boynton Beach, FL., practicing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Western medical pathology. She is also the founder of Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC.

Written by Valerie

October 24th, 2017 at 5:01 am

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The Wonderful Health Benefits Of Chinese Medicine’s Amma Therapy

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A type of massage therapy derived from the multi-millennia-old amma technique, Amma therapy highlights a combo of different massage procedures used to prevent and treat diseases. This form of therapeutic massage has been greatly influenced by ancient Chinese medicine. It sometimes includes Bellmore Chinese medicine and acupuncture in its treatment plan. Amma therapy actually is considered another form of acupuncture that doesn’t use needles stuck into the human body.

Alternative therapies were utilized thousands of years ago. The evidence to this is seen in ancient stone engravings that depicted images of herbalism, massage therapies, and other types of natural treatment. It is believed that Amma therapy was first used more than 5000 years ago during the reign of the great yellow emperor of China.

The principle behind Amma therapy differs very little with other types of Asian therapeutic massages as it is aimed at the important acupuncture points in the body. The goal of therapists is to maintain the smooth flow of Chi or energy along the energy channels or meridians of their patients. Chi that moves sluggishly is restored to healthy flow by forcing energy to move through the energy lines during the treatment session. Also practiced along with Amma massage therapy is moxibustion which is the application of heat on specific key points in the body. Heat prepares and conditions the body to receive and produce better results. Its benefit to the body includes a loosening of the tight and tensed muscles that causes cramps, aches, pain, sprains, and other types of muscle ailments.

One of Amma therapy’s most important and yet simplest feature is the evaluation stage. The massage therapist carefully scans and observes for imbalances during this stage. He also looks out for any abnormalities and deformities and other symptoms of ill-health via the four traditional basic processes of asking, touching, smelling, and looking. These four assessment tools serve as the foundational reference of the patient’s current condition and his medical history.

The positioning of the client’s bones is another technique used in Amma therapy. Amma practitioners and therapists think that the placement of the bone is a major determinant to the overall health of the patient. Besides using musculoskeletal manipulation, Amma therapy can also assist in recovering broken bones, damages, and fractured bones. Despite the high rate of success of this therapy, it cannot always guarantee positive outcomes. Be that as it may, practitioners believe it produces effective results and provides benefits to patients.

Swedish massage and Shiatsu use different massage techniques when it comes to the application of pressure on the patients. Both are also sometimes used in Amma therapy. Swedish massage and Shiatsu are utilized to address different specific problems in the body. Swedish massage may be administered to soothe the mind and body and to relieve stress while Shiatsu massage can be used to address deep tissue muscle pains.

The positive effects and benefits of Amma therapy are felt and are visible even right after the end of a session. Sometimes, however, some areas of the body may feel slightly sore due to the loosening of the tight muscles. Eventually this will diminish and a relaxed and lighter feeling will set in, leaving patients with a good mood. Another benefit of the therapy is a younger looking and glowing skin provided the therapy is done on a regular basis.

Written by Valerie

October 17th, 2017 at 3:50 am

The Wide Range Of Healing Benefits Of Moxibustion Therapy

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Moxa therapy or moxibustion is derived from the Japanese words “Moe” and “Kusa” which translates to burning herb. It is a treatment usually used for relieving fatigue and pain in the body. Moxa is a wool-type plant obtained from Mugwort, an herbal plant. Moxibustion therapy was and is still widely practiced in China and Japan because basically it really works. It is now practiced by healers all around the world.

Moxibustion treatment involves the burning of a moxa stick with its warmth applied to the body. This warmth has a therapeutic effect on the acupuncture points that are targeted in the body. The moxa stick possesses various chi toning qualities. It is made in a horizontal manner so that less heat reaches the patient and to make it easy to handle.

Steps taken during a moxibustion procedure:

1. The practitioner first takes a moxa stick made up of moxa wool and wrapped in paper in a cylindrical form. The stick is held in a vertical direction by the practitioner.

2. Next, the practitioner tells the patient to lie down on a comfortable bench or couch and to remove his clothes from the part of the body to be treated. A towel is placed underneath the patient to catch the falling ash from the moxa stick and to prevent the patient from being burned by the hot ash.

3. The practitioner then holds the moxa downwards and lights the end of the stick using a lighter or match stick. The moxa is allowed to burn until it starts emitting some smoke and the aroma of the herb can be smelled. Sometimes, the practitioner tests the burning herb on the patient’s skin and if the patient feels some warmth then the treatment process can proceed.

4. The moxa stick is held two to three centimeters above the patient’s body and the patient feels the soothing and comfortable warmth of the treatment. To avoid the risk of skin burns, the practitioner maintains a safe distance of the stick from the skin.

5. Once the procedure is done, the practitioner extinguishes the fire by either using pinching the fire with his fingers or by dipping the stick in water.

After a round of moxa treatment, most people feel energized. Moxibustion aids in strengthening the flow of blood in the vessels through the warmth received by the tissues. The smooth and free flow of energy or Chi is activated across the energy channels and the lymphatic system starts to work properly. The treatment stimulates all the system in the body; relieves rheumatism; eliminates swelling, stiffness, and muscle tension; and alleviates pain and fatigue in the body. It promotes timely menstrual cycle in women, and resolves any conditions associated with it. At times during the session, people may fall asleep due to the pleasure and relaxation they feel. Moxibustion therapy’s incredible after effects can be only felt after experiencing it once.

This treatment has also its disadvantages. One is that the earthy smell of the smoke may not be good for people with asthma or for those who are sensitive to smoke. That being said, this therapy still works extremely well in treating all kinds of pain. If you are considering trying moxibustion treatment, the most important thing you should remember is to choose a practitioner who is certified or has extensive experience using moxibustion and in treating the condition you want treated. Because this procedure involves the use of heat, you need a seasoned therapist who can prevent your skin from being accidentally burned. Most acupuncturists also perform this therapy along with acupuncture to channel the correct movement of chi in the parts of the body requiring treatment and to augment the effects of the treatment.

Native people in North and South America consider the same mugwort plant as sacred and they use it for spiritual healing. The mugwort is also used for magic and is kept under pillows to evoke dreams. This herb surely has a wide range of healing benefits.

Amy-SuiQun Lui, L.Ac.
Asian Health Center
27059 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy
Cleveland, OH 44143
Tel: (440) 833-0983
http://www.clevelandacupunctureclinic.com/

Written by Valerie

October 17th, 2017 at 3:22 am

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Auricular Acupuncture – How It Works

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The entire body, quite amazingly, can be treated by means of pressure application to certain acupuncture points in the ear.

The concept of the inverted fetus is the basis for this strange idea, an idea made known by a French doctor named Paul Nogier who developed an acupuncture map of the ear. Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture made its debut due to the development of Dr. Nogier’s studies and thoughts.
Auricular Acupuncture Alleviates Illness and Pain in Reading

Acupuncture points in the ear have been quite simply shown to help lessen pain throughout the body by a web-like preparation via the parasympathetic nervous system.

Long used as a treatment for various diseases and conditions, Chinese acupuncture is an ideal treatment for obesity, pain control, depression, and a slew of chronic conditions.

Auricular acupuncture takes advantage of the traditional approach to Chinese acupuncture. The principles and ideas behind the utilization of ear acupuncture points goes far back in time, and those ideas are still being used in modern acupuncture with extreme effectiveness.

Endorphins are released into the bloodstream where they travel throughout the body when an acupuncturist sticks needles into acupuncture points in the ear. Endorphins are hormones and chemicals that generate a feel good sensation and well being to the patient. Auricular acupuncture basically works extremely well as a treatment for specific conditions.

There are more than 200 acupuncture points scattered across the auricle or outer ear and each of these acupoints has its own name. All these points as well as their location should be known by a qualified and licensed acupuncturist. All the ear acupuncture points are associated with certain areas of the body in one way or another.

Electrical impulses commence their movement towards the brain and then on to the targeted areas of the person’s body when these acupoints are inserted with acupuncture needles. In this regard, one can envision the ear operating something like a telephone switchboard. Quite amazingly, one part of the body is stimulated when one point in the ear is stimulated.

Therefore, one shouldn’t be surprised when he visits an acupuncturist for treatment of ankle pain and the acupuncturist begins sticking small acupuncture needles into pressure points in the ear. A pleasant sensation can be felt when the pain in the ankle starts to wane despite the fact that the affected area has not been treated directly.

The ear lobe, surprisingly, has its own specific acupuncture points that when stimulated, is able to resolve problems in the throat, sinuses, tonsils, strode, head, and various other parts of the human anatomy. Problems affecting major organs throughout the body including the liver, heart, and lungs can be treated by stimulating the concha of the ear with needles.

Experts and professionals know very well that the ear and the related ear acupuncture points are probably the body’s most potent acupoints. The fact is, there is a very high probability (95 percent) for successful treatment when auricular acupuncture is used. And this is the reason why ear acupuncture points are most worthy of mention.

Written by Valerie

October 10th, 2017 at 3:12 am

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Acupressure Treatment For Headaches And Migraines

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Two of the most common problems that people endure and suffer from are headaches and migraines. A headache may last for a few minutes, several hours, or even days and may be mild, throbbing, or severe. For some people, tension, emotional changes, and severe stress can lead to massive headaches, whereas migraines can have a more complex cause, with the brain’s blood vessels swelling to a point where it releases chemicals from the nerve fibers resulting in severe pain and inflammation.

Causes of Migraines

There are certain reasons why migraines develop and certain points can act as triggers that can set off a migraine attack. These are:

1. Eating habits – Some of the foods we eat can be a major factor in triggering migraine. Some of the major food triggers of migraine are fermented foods, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.

2. Hormonal changes – Another important factor causing a headache or migraine.

3. Other causes – Sleeping disorders, work pressure, stress, and tension can also factors that cause nausea, severe headaches, and migraines.

In Chinese medicine, these are the six most important pressure points in the body to alleviate migraines and headaches:

1. Shoulder Well – Found midway to the shoulder’s edge and the base of the neck. Putting pressure on this point helps relieve neck and shoulder stiffness that reduces neck pain. This point can also cure spasms and asthma.

2. Face region – The points to this area are found on both sides of the nostril. When applied with pressure, they can help open up the sinuses and relieve both migraine and tension headache.

3. Temple region – Found in the temple region, these are series points that wrap around the ear, beginning from the top of the ear located just one finger width from the ear. All those pressure points need to be worked together to garner significant results.

4. Bright light – This section is found on the eyes’ inner corner just under the eyebrows. Pressure on these points can alleviate allergy symptoms and sinus headaches. Apply pressure on both sides for a minute.

5. Third eye point – This point is found on the area where the nose meets the two eyebrows. Pressure on this area helps cure headaches and eye strains. Apply pressure for one minute and then move to other the points.

6. Forehead – Pressure points on the forehead and face are known as yang points, filled with energy that travels downward from the head to the face and down to other parts of the body.

In terms of long term treatment of migraine problems, acupressure has been rated the most effective therapy of its kind. Try it for long-lasting and effective relief.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322

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Written by Valerie

October 10th, 2017 at 3:09 am

Acupressure Is One Form Of Treatment That Can Cure Insomnia For Good

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Acupressure and acupuncture are two natural treatment options that can help cure insomnia. These two types of insomnia remedies are very useful because they offer the body the necessary means to relieve pain and stress so that you may be able to fall asleep faster and get and maintain good quality sleep. The ancient Chinese medical procedure known as acupuncture involves the use of small, extremely thin needles stuck into specific points in the body. On the other hand, acupressure therapy is done by applying pressure to the points instead of needles.

The goal of acupressure treatment for insomnia is to treat the symptoms as well as the underlying cause of the problem. This is done by helping move life force of the body called Chi or Q in a smooth and proper fashion. In Chinese medicine, when something is wrong with the mind or body, it means that a blockage or blockages have developed along the energy channels that are impeding the natural and normal flow of Chi. By using acupressure the area affected is stimulated enabling the Chi to break through and flow once again in a normal smooth fashion.

You may need to search for a practitioner who is experienced in acupressure in order to obtain the maximum benefits of this treatment. You can easily find one in larger cities. They have the skills and training to help you get rid of insomnia. Before treatment, your practitioners will start with an initial consultation that will determine the type of treatment you need. You can simply tell them that you suffer from insomnia and that you would like to have it treated, permanently, if possible. Your practitioner will then evaluate you and then apply pressure on the points in the body that are known to help cure your problem.

Acupressure is a non-toxic natural technique that can help you get back to sleep for good. To guarantee good results, it is very important that you go to a professional who knows exactly what he/she is doing. The cure for insomnia is as only as effective as the people who are giving them to you, more so in terms of their experience level in treating the condition.

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

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October 10th, 2017 at 2:50 am

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