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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, Ph.D., distills acupressure into simple exercises that can be used to alleviate wide range of medical conditions. Since its release 3 years ago over 25,000 people downloaded the guide! Ailments Covered by the Acupressure Guide: Headache and Migraine: Frontal Headache | Back of the head | Side of the head | Top of the head | Pain in the eye (Migraine behind 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. - It is not necessary to massage active points on your own, you can ask somebody else to massage points for you. - Total treatment duration for most conditions is 10 to 15 minutes. How acupressure works: Acupressure and acupuncture share the same active points (also called trigger points). The ancient Chinese developed system of active points stimulation over 5,000 years ago. The active points are located on imaginary lines called meridians. Accordingly, the points are referred to by the meridian they are located on and consecutive number of point on that meridian. The ancient Chinese believed that life energy chi (pronounced chee) flows through these meridians. In a healthy person the energy flow trough meridians is unobstructed. The blockade of chi flow results in an illness. The Chinese believed that active points stimulation clears the meridians and improves the flow of energy. The western medical science only begins to understand the mechanisms responsible for positive effects of active points stimulation. 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.
More About the Author
Aaron Stainthorpe (born 12 November 1968) is the vocalist for doom metal band My Dying Bride. He was born in England but moved to Germany when he was six months old, because his British army officer father was stationed in the country.
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