Self Acupressure

16
Oct

Home Care Tips for Morning Sickness

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I have seen spectacular improvements in patients with morning sickness who came in for acupuncture. These are some of the suggestions I make when looking to give home care advice: Eat more often. Eat something, anything, just nibble a first, even if it’s only carbs you can tolerate. As you begin to feel better, you […]

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05
Sep

Press here… if you feel stuck

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Taichong (Great Rushing) will get things moving! It’s one of the most important points to counteract stagnation, stuckness, lack of flow, which can give rise to physical or emotional problems. Try it for headaches, menstrual cramps, bloating, PMS/PMT, muscle tension, eye problems, hayfever, stress, impatience, irritability.   Find it Move upwards from the space between […]

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15
May

Press Here… for Hay Fever

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Chinese medicine links seasonal allergies with an energetic deficiency in one or more of the organ systems: Kidneys, Liver, Lung or Stomach. For example, itchy eyes are related to the Liver system, while a runny nose and stuffy chest point towards the Lung system. With the Kidneys being at the root of all energy in […]

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07
Jan

Press here… to calm the mind

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Yintang (Hall of Impression) is acupuncture’s ‘chill pill’. It’s commonly used for insomnia due to overthinking, agitation and anxiety. It’s also a popular point for things going on around the head, like frontal headaches, nasal congestion and discharge, sinus pain and nosebleeds. It can also help eye disorders, dizziness and vertigo.   Find it At […]

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02
Jan

Press here… for jet lag

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The 24-hour cycle of light and darkness triggers our daily sleep/wake cycle. Light affects melatonin secretion by the pineal gland. Melatonin levels increase mid- to late evening, remain high for most of the night and drop in the early morning hours. When you jet across time zones you are asking your body to adapt to […]

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07
Dec

Press here… for headaches

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Large Intestine 4 Hegu (Joining Valley) is a point even people who never used acupuncture may be familiar with. It is famous for headaches, cold or flu symptoms like sore throat, chills and fever, runny nose, sinus issues, rhinitis, sinusitis, diziness etc., generally the so-called Wind conditions. In classic texts it is mentioned for disorders […]

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16
Nov

Press here… for nausea

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Pericardium 6 Neiguan (Inner Pass) is a point that can help for all kinds of nausea – motion sickness (sickness bands actually stimulate this point), morning sickness in pregnancy, nausea from food poisoning, stomach bugs and even nausea as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. This point can also be helpful in situations […]

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