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I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?

I have had rare seizures from witch hazel, ginseng, "chanca piedra", use of an acupressure mat and meditation/mindfulness. Any ideas of a cause?

? epilepsy: If you do suffer epileptic seizures, you require medications and acquisition of an experienced neurologist. Doubt the described substances caused or provoked the seizures, and more likely, your spells would have occurred with or without. A sleep study does not diagnose epilepsy, and your statement "idiopathic sleep seizures" causes concerns. Stop driving and get treated. Be safe! ...Read more

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Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

What??: Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma. Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures? ...Read more

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Can accupressure mat increase blood flow? Is that why it seem to help relieve spasms from neck osteoarthritis? Any harm in using it?

Can accupressure mat increase blood flow? Is that why it seem to help relieve spasms from neck osteoarthritis? Any harm in using it?

No harm. It can help: You are correct. Itcan change to blood flow to the area, which in turn helps healing. Spasm and pain can both be diminished. If you have a chronic condition, such as osteoarthritis, regular use may provide significant relief. ...Read more

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Do acupressure actually work to rid yourself of ailment?

Potentially: That depends on the condition. Acupressure has been used for thousands of years in the treamtent of both mental and physical conditions. ...Read more

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Does acupressure really work for common diseases?

Does acupressure really work for common diseases?

Depends: Depends on what you mean by common diseases. If you are referring to asthma, allergies... Yes, it can help. We believe that acupuressure and acupuncture change the behavior of the immune and hormonal systems, hence how they can help. Now, food reactions and a whole host of other problems can also lead to the same symtpoms, in which case acupressure may be less effective. ...Read more

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Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

Do acupuncture and acupressure work?

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

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How does acupressure/acupuncture work?

How does acupressure/acupuncture work?

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

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Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Possibly: This may be helpful in balancing the body and stimulating the uterus but is no guarantee. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

Does anyone know if acupressure / acupuncture works for pinched nerve pains?

Arthritis: It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary. ...Read more

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What are some good acupressure books?

What are some good acupressure books?

These are well rated: Acupressure For Common Ailments, Acupressure's Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments, The Healing Benefits of Acupressure: Acupuncture Without Needles & The Acupressure Atlas. ...Read more

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What conditions are best treated by acupressure?

What conditions are best treated by acupressure?

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

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How can I help my fibromygia? Rocks or acupressure?

How can I help my fibromygia? Rocks or acupressure?

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

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What is an acupressure point to stop itching?

What is an acupressure point to stop itching?

Video: Here is a great short video in which dr hillary talbott demonstrate acupressure for itching:
http://www. Ehow. Com/video_7381125_acupressure-itching. Html. ...Read more

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Is acupressure effective if you have nerve or tendon damage?

Yes: Acupuncture has been shown to help with pain. It can however not replace medical assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you use acupressure points for relieving various pains?

How do you use acupressure points for relieving various pains?

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

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Does anyone know if there's an acupressure point to stop itching?

Does anyone know if there's an acupressure point to stop itching?

On the upper outer: Points (b) -- crooked pond
location: on the top, outer end of the elbow crease. Benefits: relieves allergies, particularly inflamed skin disorders (such as hives and rashes), itching, and fevers. ...Read more

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Is there any acupressure points to grow breast?

I am not aware: Of acupressure or acupuncture techniques that will cause your breasts to grow larger. ...Read more

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What is acupressure?

What is acupressure?

Acupressure: Acupressure is an ancient traditional chinese medicine therapy in which pressure is applied via fingers, hands or elbow to specific acupuncture points to enhance health and to both prevent & treat medical conditions. ...Read more

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Where can I get a course in acupressure?

Where can I get a course in acupressure?

Ncbtmb. Org: You can check through the national certification board for therapeutic massage and bodywork for approved /accredited acupressure schools at: http://www. Ncbtmb. Org/. ...Read more

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Will acupressure cure pain in right side of body?

Will acupressure cure pain in right side of body?

That depends: Can't answer that question because it is too general. Acupressure is helpful for many types of pain - however your description of the pain is too broad to get an idea of what the cause is. ...Read more

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What sort of massages are involved in acupressure?

What sort of massages are involved in acupressure?

Pressure on points: Acupressure massage utilizes pressure applied by the fingers or elbows to stimulate specific major acupuncture points on the body. ...Read more

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What is the differennce of acupressure and adjustment?

What is the differennce of acupressure and adjustment?

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

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Are some acupressure points more effective than others?

Are some acupressure points more effective than others?

Yes: It depends on the condition being treated. Your licensed acupuncturist will design a treatment plan based on your underlying condition. ...Read more

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Dullness in the right side of body. Will acupressure help?

Don't know: This description is too vague to be able to provide a useful response. However, it wouldn't hurt to try it. Acupressure is very safe and can be relaxing. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of conditions. ...Read more

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How long should you wear acupressure slippers for it to be beneficial?

How long should you wear acupressure slippers for it to be beneficial?

Anytime: I'm not sure if acupressure slippers have been scientifically proven, but they could make your feet feel good. Feel free to wear them all you want. ...Read more

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What are acupressure wrist bands?

What are acupressure wrist bands?

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

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Where can I get acupressure wrist bands?

Where can I get acupressure wrist bands?

Many locations: 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