The Pocket Encyclopedia of Healing Touch Therapies: 136 by Skye Alexander

By Skye Alexander

The Pocket Encyclopedia of therapeutic contact Therapies is a handy reference that might advisor you within the paintings of therapeutic your self and others via 136 of the easiest therapeutic contact options from reiki, reflexology, and acupressure. effortless to appreciate and instantly appropriate to daily future health issues, from migraines and disillusioned belly, to nervousness and muscle aches, this advisor supplies readers a cheap, D.I.Y. method of therapeutic themselves.

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It can also reduce anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Used in conjunction with P 7, "Big Mound" (see page 45), and TW 5, "Outer Gate" (see page 47), these points relieve tendonitis and pain/stiffness in the wrists. • This point is also helpful in treating indigestion. Please see page 69. ACUPRESSURE 49 50 ease stiffness and improve postu re Upper Back Pain POINT NAME(S) LOCATION TREATM ENT SI 11, Celestial Gathering These points are located in the depression at the center of each scapula. Press the fingers of the right hand to this point on the left scapula and hold for at least a minute.

Posture may improve, too, as stiffness diminishes. ACUPRESSURE 43 relieve wrist pain • 44 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome POINT NAME(S) LOCATION TREATM ENT P 7, Big Mound These points can be found at the center of the palm-side of the wrists, in the bend where the arm joins the hand. Press the right thumb to this point on the left wrist and hold for at least a minute. Repeat with the left thumb on the right wrist. If pain exists in one wrist only, press the point on the affected wrist. For best results, hold the wrist with your thumb on the inside and index finger on the upper side; press both points firmly.

For best results, hold the arm with your thumb on the inside as explained for P 6, "Inner Gate" (see page 49), and index finger on the upper side; press both points firmly. FUN CTI 0 N 5 Pressing these points eases tendonitis in the arms and wrists. Other problems such as stiffness, arthritis/rheumatism, swelling, and minor strains can also be helped by activating TW 5. ACUPRESSURE 47 reduce anxiety 48 Heart Palpitations POINT NAME(S) LOCATION P 6, Inner Gate These points can be found at the center of the palm-side of the forearms, about two to three finger widths up (toward the elbow) from the bend where the wrist and hand join.

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