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Acupressure Fast Facts - Get Pain Relief at Home

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Discover the secrets of acupressure and get fast pain relief at home.

acupressure, acupuncture, natural medicine, alternative medicine, pain

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Acupressure was originated in China thousands of years ago, and evidence
has been found that acupressure was practiced in the stone age!

Acupressure has been used to reduce post-operative nausea and vomiting in

Acupressure also reduces nausea in cancer patients receiving

Acupressure can be done anywhere without special equipment.

You can treat yourself safely with acupressure, as long as you follow the
guidelines of a professional acupressure practitioner.

Correctly performed, acupressure increases circulation, reduces tension
and pain and enables the body to relax.

Acupressure strengthens the immune system and promotes wellness.

Acupressure should be applied slowly and gently. Applying it too quickly
or vigorously can do some damage, especially in the abdominal area.

Special care and caution is needed in the case of a pregnant woman or in
treating a person with burns, infections and recent injuries.

Acupressure is more effective than physical therapy for the majority of
patients with low back pain.

Ear acupressure can be used to reduce stress and anxiety.

Acupressure is used to reduce fear and anxiety in trauma victims and in
pre-operative care.

Acupressure can be used to treat all these conditions:

Tension Headaches
Migraine Headaches
Jaw Pain, Toothache, Earache
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Wrist, Hand, Arm pain
Backache, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot pain
Colds, Flu, Sore throat, Sinus Infection, Loss of Voice
Anxiety Attacks and Nervousness
Improve Memory and Concentration
Angina, Heart Palpitations and High Blood Pressure
Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn and Stomachache
PMS and Painful Periods, Hot Flashes, Pregnancy Discomfort, Morning
Bed-wetting, Incontinence, Urinary retention
Nose bleeding, Itching, Asthma, Decreased Libido, Hangover

Here are a couple acupressure tips you can try:

For headaches and muscle or joint pain, press the fleshy part of your
hand between your thumb and index finger. Hold for this for one minute,
then repeat on the other hand.

For low-back pain, lie on your back, with your feet elevated on a sofa or
chair. Place two tennis balls under your lower back on either side of
your spine. (I got cheap tennis balls in the dog toy department.) Stay in
this position for one minute or sooner if it becomes uncomfortable.

For knee pain, put a tennis ball on a pillow, then place your leg over it
so the ball is pushing into the crease behind your knee. Find the
sensitive spot just below your kneecap and slightly to the outside of the
shinbone. Press into it gently with your fingertips for about one minute.

You can learn to do acupressure at home to supplement professional
treatment. This is especially useful when you are stricken with illness
or pain and you can't get to the doctor soon. For more information see my