You have the potential to relieve most ailments with your hands. Acupressure is an ancient art practiced by Chinese for over 5,000 years. This fully illustrated guide by Aaron Stein, PhD, distills acupressure into simple exercises that can be used to alleviate wide range of medical conditions. Since its release in 2003 over 100,000 people purchased the guide! AILMENTS COVERED BY THE GUIDE: HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE: Frontal Headache, Back of the head, Side of the head, Top of the head, Pain in the eye LOCAL PAIN: Jaw, Toothache, Ear, Neck, Shoulder, Wrist, Hand, Backache, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot COLD AND FLU: Sore throat, Sinusitis, Loss of Voice, Earaches, Allergy NERVOUS SYSTEM: Anxiety Attacks and Nervousness, Depression, Insomnia, Fainting, Hiccoughs, Memory and Concentration Improvement CARDIOVASCULAR: Angina, Palpitations, High Blood Pressure ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT: Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn and Stomachache WOMEN ONLY: PMS and Painful Periods, Hot Flashes, Pregnancy URINARY PROBLEMS: Bed-wetting, Incontinence, Urinary retention OTHER: Nose bleeding, Allergy, Itching, Asthma, Decreased Libido, Hangover FEATURES: - Practical and fully illustrated. - Step-by-step guide to treatment of every condition. - Every step explains point location, direction of force, and duration of massage. - No previous experience necessary. - Total treatment duration for most conditions is 10 to 15 minutes. HOW ACUPRESSURE WORKS: Stimulation of active points is thought to lead to increased release of endorphins. Endorphin is a natural body painkiller. Endorphin and morphine are chemically different molecules but, by coincidence, they have very similar 3-dimensional shape. This similarity in shape allows morphine to bind the endorphin receptor, reduce pain, and induce feeling of happiness. Thus endorphin released by acupressure stimulation may lead to relaxation and normalization of body functions.
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I am using the program to demonstrate the technique of acupressure to my patients.
I am a pediatrician, and often see patients with migraines, and I wanted to be able to offer something other than the usual Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc. I am using the program to demonstrate the technique of acupressure to my patients.
A reviewer from Harrisburg
Excellent book! The major strength of the book are its crisp illustrations, thorough description of acupressure points location, and step-by-step explanations.
"Excellent book! The major strength of the book are its crisp illustrations, thorough description of acupressure points location, and step-by-step explanations. I have never tried acupressure before. I found this book very easy to use and very helpful in relieving my migraine."
Andrew Sharp from Austin, TX
Practical manual. Precise diagrams.
This is a very good manual, don't expect detailed explanations because there aren't. However, the diagrams are clear, precise and even though they are in black and white images they show everything that is necessary.
I have no experience on acupressure and I can say that this manual is really useful. I have tried the explanations exposed here and to my surprise they really work! immediately, great, useful knowledge!
Congratulations to the author.
Francisco from Mexico
I have read many different acupressure guides before. This one by far is the easiest to use.
I have read many different acupressure guides before. This one by far is the easiest to use. Finally, I can understand the location of points and duration of necessary massage. Thank you for this nice book.
Paul Stanley from Minneapolis, MI
Acupressure has been around for ages but as other holistic medical techniques it has not been a part of our Western medical practice. People usually resorted to it after everything else (drugs, surgery, etc) failed to help in their particular medical condition.
Clearly, simple, self-administered, drug-free acupressure techniques should be a starting point for treatment of any disease that is known to respond.
This book does not intend to give you a cure-all solution. To the contrary, the book (based on author's extensive research) gives you a "know-how" on addressing basic and common human medical problems that have been known since ancient China to respond to acupressure methods.
A reviewer from Boston, MA
I am no longer afraid of the headache!
I usually don't write reviews, but in this case I feel obliged to share my experience. I sometimes have this dull pain on the top of my head. Until recently I just had to survive until the bed time. Well, during one of those episodes I have downloaded the acupressure headache guide. Now I have used the guide on 3 separate occasions and I am no longer afraid of the headache. I had no previous experience with acupressure. So if this guide worked for me it can also help other people.
Marie Wilson from LA, CA
It sounds like magic, but the wrist pain ... disappeared after two treatments!
... I bought it to treat my carpal tunnel syndrome. It sounds like magic, but the wrist pain that bothered me for over 9 months disappeared after two treatments.
Barbara from Charlotte, SC
Excellent alternative approach!
I am not generally the type to resort to alternative medicine but found this book extremely helpful. Several months ago I began having migraine headaches and consulted several doctors who prescribed painkillers. That didn't help, plus I really didn't want to be taking such medication full time. Then I came across this book, which was recommended by a friend. At first I was skeptical but my wife insisted that I try the techniques and I eventually saw improvement. Although the headaches sometimes recur, I now know the techniques for managing them and don't feel the need for full time medication. Overall, I'd suggest this book to others who want to try to avoid doctor visits and tons of unnecessary medicine.
S. Lemberg from NYC
Good acupressure guide indeed!
Good acupressure guide indeed! ... Active point descriptions are easy to follow. I am using acupressure to treat my own and my son's migraines. I have also used acupressure to treat my neck pain.
Roger Green from London, UK
I am using this acupressure guide to treat my wife's headaches
"I am using this acupressure guide to treat my wife's headaches - she tells that it really helps her."
Paul Bauer from Cambridge, UK
Very well thought through collection of exercises!
Very well thought through collection of exercises! Very good artwork too. I was able to locate points with ease and my bad knee seems to be better.
Alex from LA, CA
Very comprehensive guide, good verbal description, great artwork!
I want to thank the developers of this software! Very comprehensive guide, good verbal description, great artwork, installs and runs seamlessly. I only wish this types of guides be available for other disorders.
Steve Shane from Washington, DC
I was able to alleviate my wrist pain!
My wrist was bothering me for over a year. I have tried wearing the splint but achieved little effect. My doctor was considering operation on my carpal tunnel nerve. I have decided to give a try to this Acupressure book. I was able to find trigger points indicated in the book easily - the description of the points was satisfactory. I have been massaging the points indicated in the book for several minutes each point. The pain subsided quickly after the massage. I have stopped treatment 2 weeks later. Now 3 weeks after I have stopped treatment I still have no problem with my hand.
Barbara from JP, MA
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