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Doctor insights on: Painful Acupressure Points

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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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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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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