General Directions of Acupressure

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments | 1,186 views

Use deep firm pressure to massage every point.

Usually acupressure points are more sensitive than surrounding area.

The massage duration indicated with point description is only an approximation. Massage every point until numbing feeling is produced.

You do not need to massage all active points included in the exercise. Some active points produce stronger effect than others. You may choose to limit the exercise to massaging these high potency points only.

You can repeat active points massage as often as you want. There is no limit on number of exercises per day.

When applying deep pressure the active point is expected hurt initially. In this case reduce the pressure to a “comfortably” painful level and persist with massaging the active point. Increase the pressure as the initial painful sensation begins to subside. Continue the massage until numbing feeling is produced

When massaging acupressure points sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes and breath deeply.

It is not necessary to massage points on your own, you can ask somebody else to massage your active points.

An example of stimulation of active point Li4 is shown below. Point Li4 is located between thumb and index finger. Apply firm deep strokes of pressure in upward direction:

This acupressure guide is not a substitution for a qualified medical advice. If you do not know what is causing the pain or other symptom consult a medical doctor before you start treating yourself.

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