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Read acupressure & massage to palms & feet stimulate pituitary secreting growth hormone, which can make adults grow taller at ANY age. Is that true?
Not True at ALL: There is no way adults can grow any taller. Once the growth ends of long bones have fused, there Is no chance to grow taller. That is a fact ...Read more
Ankle & hand: There are two acupressure points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure can also be used decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more
When you have pain: Explore painful area with your fingers, to find pain points (knots, tension) apply slow firm pressure at a 90 degree angle from the surface of your skin. There are over 400 acupressure points/trigger points in the body. ...Read more
Vague/complex QUESTN: ACUPRESSURE POINTS IN WHOLE BACK - LOWER ONLY ARE MANY. EASY TO FIND IF SOME ONE JUST GIVE GENTLE PRESSURE ON PARASPINAL MUSCLES AND MODERATE PRESSURE CAN MAKE YOU JUMP- JUMP SIGN MEANS SORE POINT GIVING SPASM AND PAIN. IF PERSON GIVING MASSAGE CAN PRESS AND HOLK FOR A 30 SECONDS --RELIEF WILL BE NOTICED. MULTIPLE POINTS PRESSURE &MODERATE MASSAGE CAN RELAX MUSCLES.MUSCLE RELAXANTS HELP ...Read more
Liver 1, 2 & 3: Liver 1- moves Qi in gentalia, helps menstrual issues & decreases liver Qi stagnation symptoms (depression or low energy). Liver 2 - decreases liver heat rising (marked irritability) improves cold hands/feet (poor qi flow to extremities. Liver 3 – tonifies Yin, helps with premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, genital swelling, anger, anxiety, insomnia etc. ...Read more
Many conditions: Acupressure can be used to treat many conditions including nausea, abdominal & back pain, headache, fatigue, anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, stress, menstrual cramps/ pms, joint pain, decreased libido, anxiety, depression, indigestion, acne, tmj, carpal tunnel, sinus pressure, gerd, immune system deficiencies and more. ...Read more
Try both: Fibromyalagia pain is chronic and all chronic medical issues should engage in alternative medicine to help alleviate pain. I would say try both and see which one helps. Reiki is energy healing and many people find it helpful as well as feldenkrais since both are gentle. Rolfing is intense and can be painful but the benefits are great. Also do tai chi, chi gong or yoga (especially hot yoga). ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the condition being treated. Your licensed acupuncturist will design a treatment plan based on your underlying condition. ...Read more
Acupressure: Acupuncture/acupressure is a non medication based method of treating pain that has been used for thousands of years. Many people find this treatment helpful. However, acupressure by itself is often not as effective as when combined with medication and other modalities. Many injuries can occur from a car accident and it is essential to have a comprehensive workup for any symptoms you have. ...Read more
Is there any evidence that acupressure is better than pain pills for controlling fibromyalgia pain?
What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?
Pain of some sort almost daily but body gets used to just about any medicine in pill form if taken too long. Acupuncture or acupressure be better?
That depends: On what the cause is. Unlike the pain medications you are taking, the body does not develop a tolerance to acupuncture. It is very safe. There are no med- med interactions. If is very effective for many causes of pain. So the question is, do you have a condition that is treated by acupuncture. There are some very generalized treatments that can benefit a person regardless. Take care. ...Read more
A lot: Adjustment deals with musculoskeletal alignment whereas acupressure deals with applying pressure to specific major acpuncture points for a variety of different conditions. ...Read more
Treat nausea etc.: Acupressure wrist bands apply steady pressure to a specific acupressure point on the wrist called the nei kuan point. This is often effective in treating nausea related to morning sickness, motion sickness, post-operatively and due to chemotherapy. Here is info on research showing that they really work: http://www. Psibands. Com/research. ...Read more
Yes -for many things: According to world health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns, allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, >>>. ...Read more
Not exactly known: The mechanism of acupuncture is not entirely known, as is true for most of the pharmaceuticals we use. There is a local release of chemicals at the acupuncture points and brain centers release endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones that are relaxing, stress-relieving, mood and immune regulating. In addition, acupuncture increases local circulation and relaxes muscles. ...Read more
One brand, psibands, are available at many pharmacies, whole foods, rei, toysrus etc: http://www. Psibands. Com/retailers.
Another brand, sea-band, is also available at many pharmacies: http://www. Sea-band. Com/
both are also available on-line... ...Read more
I'm sure you can.: My experience is that in order to really learn this well it is best to be with your teacher. Hands on teaching of acupressure is far better than watching. ...Read more