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Why do my ankles sting? I am not a diabetic I have used ben gay, massage, and acupressure. When i used acupressure on the sting, it was very painful.

Why do my ankles
sting? I am not a diabetic I have used ben gay, massage, and acupressure. When i used acupressure on the sting, it was very painful.

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...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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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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Is there any acupressure points to grow breast?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

Which acupressure-points do I need to massage to help my back muscles relax?

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

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What does acupressure points liver 1, liver 2 and liver 3 do? What are their effects?

What does acupressure points liver 1, liver 2 and liver 3 do? What are their effects?

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

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What are the points in acupressure to reduce belly fat?

What are the points in acupressure to reduce belly fat?

Abdominal fat: I practice acupuncture (which uses similar points). I know of no way via acupuncture, acupressure or any method to preferentially lose abdominal fat (other than plastic surgery). ...Read more

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