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Acupressure Hisory and Philosophy:

Acupressure has been practiced as a healing art for at least 5,000 years. It is the third most popular method for treating pain and illness in the world. This complete health system has been documented for use in treating over 3000 conditions. If you are looking for options to your current treatments or for ways to supplement your current health care, you are on the right track. This is a proven, natural and cost effective self care system of home treatment that could improve the quality of your life. However, modern medicine and science have taken this ancient practice and revolutionized it by combining it with laser light medicine technology. Now we have the ability to treat acupoint with a cold laser beam to produce even better results. It's fast, easy, painless, super safe and very reliable.

Acupressure philosophy is based on the same principles as Acupuncture. By using pressure or a cold or soft laser beam instead of needles, a person can stimulate specific reflex points located along the lines of energy which run through the body, called meridians. There are 14 main meridian lines, each of which corresponds to an individual organ of the body. When the vital energies are able to flow through the meridians in a balanced and even way the result is good health. When you experience pain or illness it is an indication that there is a block or leak in the energy flow within your body.

There is a natural source of healing power in everyone. When this healing power is activated, it triggers a series of intricate internal processes, which produces a Healing Response. Pain or injury to your body alerts your body that help is needed. This is when the Healing Response begins by the unleashing of endorphins into your blood to help heal the affected area. The heart rate increases, blood pressure is altered and the delivery of endorphins and nutrients required for repair is excellerated. This speeds up the elimination of toxins from the damaged area, which also promotes healing.
Acupresure and aculight therapy (aka cold laser therapy) induces this Healing Response by simulating injury through pressure or the application of a cold laser beam. When applied to specific sore points along the meridians at different points for different conditions, this pressure or light stimulation activates the body systems into a healing mode. The body then produces endorphins to relieve distress and produce balancing effects in the organs and systems corresponding to that Acupressure point. While the body is healing at the point of pain, it produces a Healing Response all along the meridian. For over 25 years cold laser stimulation has been effectively applied to acupoints instead of pressure or needles to induce the healing response. It is easier to apply and often works faster and more effectively than any other method.

The goal with Acupressure or cold laser light stimulation is to learn the points that will produce the Healing Response for the conditions we want to fix. Through repetitive treatments, the body learns a new and effective way to activate the Healing Response on its own and increases the power to heal itself without any outside intervention.

Cold laser therapy and aculight therapy is widely known for producing great results for pain relief. Most types of pain you have can be influenced through the balancing of energies in the energy pathways of the body and through impulses of pressure, electric stimulation or the application of healing light therapy devices. The World Health Organization and others drew up a list of diseases or conditions they felt were responsive to acupuncture and acupressure. This is what the list looks like.

Alcoholism, Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Conjunctivitis, Cataract,
Cerebral Palsy, Cough, Constipation, Chest pain, Chicken Pox, Cramps, Depression,
Diarrhea, Deafness, Dizziness, Drug Addiction, Ear Infection, Edema, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia,
Flu, Gastritis, Gout, Gums Disease, Headaches, Hot Flashes, Hyperacidity, Hypertension,
Indigestion, Infection, Insomnia, Meniere's,,Menstrual Cramps, Mumps, Nausea, Neuralgia,
Neurasthenia, Numbness, Overeating, Pain, Paralysis, Pleurisy, PMS, Pneumonia, PTSD,
Rhinitis, Scoliosis, Stress, Sinusitis, Stroke, Toothache, Ulcers, Vertigo, and Weight Control

Several other conditions which people have indicated getting a positive response from using acupressure, electric stimulation and cold laser or healing light devices include Fybromialgia, MS, Lou Gehrig's Disease and Diabetes.

     For the conditions listed below, you will find points that the experts agree help these conditions and they are easy to find. Sometimes you only need to treat a few points to get results.


GB 20 -
just under the base of the skull in two small muscular grooves at the back of the neck
GB 21 -
on top of the shoulder, 2"-3" from the side of the neck
GB 30 -
near the "ball-joint" of the hips in the depression formed by squeezing the buttocks (relax before stimulating)
Li 4* -
on the back of the hand between the thumb and index finger, in the center of the large bone on your finger - to be probed inward toward the main body of the hand, directly on the bone
Li 11 -
on the extreme end of the outer crease of the elbow - bend arm tightly to find point (open arm and relax before stimulating)
SP 6* -
on the front of the leg, just behind the shin bone - the width of one hand (three thumbs) above the crown of the inner ankle
St 36* -
in the trough or valley just away from the most prominent shin bone, the width of one hand (three thumbs) below the bottom of the kneecap toward outside of leg the width of one thumb.
T 5 -
on the forearm two thumb widths above the most prominent crease of the upper wrist, in line with the middle finger
UB 54 -
at the rear of the knee, in the center of the crease between the two ligaments
UB 60 -
in the hollow or valley behind the crown of the outer ankle

*Pregnant women should avoid using SP 6, Li 4, and St 36.

Common Conditions & Symptoms Treated with Acupressure Recipes Included:

Allergies:Li4, 11 SP6 St36
Arthritis:GB20 Li4, 11 St36 T5 UB60
Asthma:Li4 GB20,21 SP6 St36
Bronchitis: Li4 GB20,21 St36
Cold and Flu:Li4, 11 T5 GB20 St36 SP6
Constipation: St36 SP6 Li4, 11
Diarrhea: St36, SP6 Li4
Ear Infection:Li4, 11 T5 St36 GB20
Fainting:St36 Li4 GB20
Fatigue:St36 GB21
Fever:Li4, 11 T5
Hemorrhoids: Li11 SP6 UB60
Indigestion:SP6 St36 Li4
Infection:Li4, 11 St36
Insomnia:SP6 GB20 St36
Menstrual Cramps: Li4 St36 GB20 SP6
Motion Sickness: GB20 St36 SP6
Multiple Sclerosis:GB20 UB60 St36 SP6
Nausea: GB21 St36
Pain Control: Li4 SP6 St36 Gb20 UB60
Pneumonia:St36 Li4, 11
Sciatica:GB30 UB54,60 SP6
Sinusitis:GB20 Li4, 11 SP6
Toothache:Li4, 11 St36
Vertigo: Li4 GB20,21 UB60 T5 St36

How to Apply Acupressure, Aculight Therapy or Acupoint Cold Laser Therapy:

To find the appropriate point, read the description and then find the general area on your skin. Gently probe the area until you find that point which gives you a "funny bone" feeling or is sensitive, tender or sore. Then press hard enough to make the point hurt or stimulate with a cold laser beam.

You can use a steady pressure or a five seconds on and five seconds off rotating pressure for the time you stimulate the point. Usually one minute is sufficient for each treatment session. If using a 100mW cold laser treat each point for approximately 30-120 seconds. If using a 500mW cold laser treat each point for 10-30 seconds.

Regular, systematic treatment usually gets the best results because the effects of Acupressure and acupoint laser therapy are cumulative. At first, frequent treatment is recommended. Treatment three times daily for five to ten minutes may be necessary. Or treat more frequent, such as every two hours, until you start feeling relief. Notice how you feel and trust your intuition.

Some report almost immediate results; others may need a few weeks to get lasting results. Acupressure and cold laser acupoint therapy is safe. Side effects are extremely rare. Healing with pressure and cold laser light is totally natural and supportive of the whole body. It's non-invasive, and it can be applied to oneself or given to another with relative ease. Treat while sitting down and do not administer right after meals.

One of the most portable yet highly-effective methods of complementary health care is Acupressure. It requires no more than a chart and a hand to administer treatments, though treatments can be administered with wooden tools, electronic stimulation devices or a cold laser, and may be coupled with massage and essential oils. Acupressure has been used successfully for thousands of years to help millions of people.


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