The Beginner's Guide to Acupressure

DIY Steps for Self-Care

By (author) Karin Parramore LAc, CH
Categories: Health & Fitness
Publisher: Robert Rose
Paperback : 9780778807223, 160 pages, October 2024


The essential guide to self-acupressure.

The Beginner's Guide to Acupressure is an introduction to acupressure for self-treatment and it is primarily dedicated to reducing symptoms of common ailments.

Acupressure, rooted in the same philosophy as acupuncture, is a treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine in which pressure is applied with the hand or fingers at specific acupoints across the body. Acupressure seeks to unblock and balance the flow of the body's physiological energy, or qi, restoring the energy needed to deal with health issues. This practice is designed to relieve symptoms and increase overall wellbeing. The Beginner's Guide to Acupressure adapts Traditional Chinese Medicine acupressure techniques to create an easy-to-use program for people to use at home.

This expertly written book contains more than 140 step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow directions. Beginning with a short history of acupressure and its use, it describes how to apply basic acupressure techniques for more than 40 pressure points to ease symptoms associated with depression, allergies, carpel tunnel syndrome, constipation, sciatica, the common cold and much more.

By following the steps in this book, you can address symptoms of your own health issues in the comfort of your home, as often as needed, with a minimum of time and no expense. Even as a beginner, you can reduce discomfort and gain increased agency in your own health.