Acupressure (sometimes written as "accupressure") is a technique related to acupuncture, where the energies of the body are regulated by manipulating points on the body. This has effects on the emotions, tension and physical conditions. Here are some frequently asked questions about acupressure:
Acupressure points can be measured electrically. Scientists have also shown that acupuncture and Acupressure produces higher levels of important bio–chemicals. Other studies show that Acupressure can increase blood flow in even the deepest body tissues. Some scientists have shown that electrically active fascia, the tissues that wrap and interconnect the whole body, could be the location of a sensitive communications network, the basis for which acupuncture and Acupressure work. In terms of using Acupressure for the purposes of relaxing muscles, it works by increasing the blood flow to muscle tissue surrounding the Acupressure point. Increased blood flow naturally warms the muscles between 2 to 3 degrees. Increased muscle temperature allows the muscle to become more relaxed and flexible.
When there is swelling in a particular part of the body do not stimulate the regular acupressure points in that area. Focus on the points in the ear, hands feet points and distal points that relate to that condition. If these points are not on your printouts see your Ancient Wisdom book for better pictures or the ear skeleton pictures in the study on the internet under symptoms. See the precautions section in your introductory text that you get when joining the study.
The core of eastern medicine is the belief that our essential life force Qi, travels through the body along 12 meridians which are our body's information and energy superhighway. There are 365 acupuncture / acupressure points located along these 12 meridians. Stimulation of these points helps to improve the flow of Qi through the body. A thermal acupressure/massage session can activate up to 141 of these points which help to govern the body's most vital functions. During the session, the projector will pause for between 30 and 90 seconds. With each pause some of the smooth ridges on the rollers of the internal projector will find and hold acupressure points. When the rollers move or release, the flow of Qi is increased.
Pain, headaches,migraines,insomnia,depression,toothache, dizziness, menstrual pain, digestive disorders including diarrhea andconstipation, nausea,morning sickness, motion sickness, stress and tiredness. In all cases, acupressure massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.
To be able to use information from other sources for locating points, you'll need to know what the "cun" is.
- The "cun" is the standard unit of measurement for the body used in acupuncture. As everyone's body has different dimensions, it is defined according to the person whose body is to be treated.
- 1 cun= width of the thumb, in the middle, at the crease.
- 3 cun= combined breadth of the 4 fingers, at the level of the pinky finger's first joint above the palm of the hand.
- 12 cun= the distance from the elbow crease to the wrist crease.
Yes, Acupressure is very effective for any type of muscle stiffness. Once you apply these Acupressure techniques you will increase circulation to your back muscles and will notice immediately improvement in your ability to do normal activities such as picking up the morning paper, or tying your shoes. You can even use the techniques before you get out of bed.
Yes it will. Muscle tightness is a result from sitting in the same position, doing the same thing, all day long. Because the body mechanics involved with working on a computer are what they are, neck and shoulder tensions is a common result. Left untreated, tension develops into spasms, spasms into pain and limited range of motion, and then into chronic conditions such as osteo–arthritis, pinched nerves, displaced vertebrae, herniated discs of your spine, and headaches. Acupressure will help reverse this progression.
Acupressure is far more effective for warming up and relaxing muscles than is stretching. To understand this, think about why we call it “Warming up”. When things get warm they become looser and more flexible. Solids are less brittle and bend more easily, liquids flow more smoothly, and tight spots expand. Our muscle exhibit the same characteristics. When they are “Warmed up” from Acupressure they are less likely to become injured and are more responsive to the demands we place on them. In flexibility studies conducted at various health clinics and on various age groups, standard flexibility measurements were taken before and after applying Acupressure techniques. Results show an impressive increase in flexibility between 9 and 31 percent after applying these techniques for the first time.
Do not use acupressure to replace standard emergency procedures or licensed medical treatment.
FAQ-10. When I spend too much time in the car my neck and shoulders spasms and my back starts to hurt. Is there something I can do?
Simply place the balls between yourself and your car seat and against the points related to your condition. Use the steering wheel to press if you need extra pressure against the points. It’ll keep your back and shoulders loose for the entire car trip.
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