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Acupressure's Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 615.822
EAN: 9780553349702
ISBN: 0553349708
Label: Bantam
Manufacturer: Bantam
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 1990-11-01
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 1990-11-01
Studio: Bantam

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With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home.

In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.

This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.


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Summary: Best of them all.
Comment: This is a totally clear, easy to read, fact supported guide which addresses just about every need we humans could ever have.... things I'd never considered with respect to acupressure therapy. I'm looking for relief from Fibromyalgia, and found it here. The book has been passed around to every family member. Everyone agrees, it's complete. The author even adds warnings about interactions, information about what NOT to do, demonstrating his comprehensive knowledge of the subject. The book truly guides you through every step, giving you valuable facts as well as confidence to go further. The results have spoken for themselves. An excellent investment!

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Summary: It really works!
Comment: I borrowed this book from the library and now I'm buying two. The trigger points for insomnia really helped me. I've never slept so well. This is a great reference book for anyone's library.


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Summary: Helped with Jaw Problem and Insomnia
Comment: I purchased this book to see if the techniques given could help with a recent problem I was having with TMJ (tight jaw) and a longer-term problem with insomnia. The techniques I learned helped greatly with both problems. My jaw tightness is almost completely gone after only a few weeks and I am sleeping much better. I highly recommend this book for solving a whole variety of common problems.

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Summary: Want Relief? Get To The Point!
Comment: In a nutshell, Acupressure's Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments shows the reader how they can use acupressure on themselves to relieve stress related problems.

So what exactly is acupressure? Well, its an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press on key points on the surface of the skin- which in turn stimulates the body's natural self-curing abilities. More specifically, when these points are pressed on for several minutes, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing. If at this point you're wondering how acupressure differs from ACUPUNCTURE, well, there's not much difference- the same points are used for both, its's just that one uses needles and the other uses your fingers.

And just what makes these acupressure points or "potent points" so special? Well, as the book explains, they are places on the skin that are especially sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body and conduct these impulses readily. So, by stimulating these points with your fingers, you're triggering the release of endorphins (your body's natural pain killers) which blocks the pain. This in turn increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area which promotes healing and causes the muscles to relax.

Neat huh? This kind of info is covered in Part I of the book. Part II, which is about 85% of the book, covers the acupressure points themselves and the techniques for the specific ailments- and boy do they cover the ailments! Just about everything you can imagine is covered from acne to fainting to shoulder tension. Pictures are a plenty and show you the exact areas to press on- it's a pretty easy process and the book makes it simple to do. Also of note is that there are two ways to use the book, you can look up a problem by system (i.e. digestive system, immune system, etc.) via a handy chart, or simply look a problem up by flipping around as the ailments are covered in alphabetical order.

The book ends with two appendices, one being a nice point location chart, and the other a summary of the potent points. All-in-all its a pretty clear and easy to use book that should help many put an end to their stress-related aches and pains. Other pain books that might be of interest include The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution for readers suffering from plantar fasciitis.

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Summary: informative
Comment: This book was very helpful for my headaches and sinus problems. I would recommend this book.


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