Acupressure's Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments|
by Michael Reed Gach (Author)
From Library Journal
The technique of using acupressure to relieve pain has been around for 5000
years and even predates acupuncture. It is possible to learn to perform
acupressure on oneself by following the well-illustrated instructions and
diagrams in this book. Two clearly written chapters give the history, theory
behind the technique, and some general instructions, followed by 40 chapters
which cover specific disorders--acne, insomnia, shoulder tension, etc.--and how
acupressure can help relieve them. There is also a glossary. Libraries that
don't have other works on this subject will want this one; those that do will
still want to consider this as a worthy additional purchase.
With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains and ailments
without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key
points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing
processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now--and use in your own home.
In Acupressure's Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the
Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to
relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg
pain, hot flashes, depression, and more--using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.
This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from
allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve
pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care,
and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With
this book you can turn your hands into healing tools--and start feeling good now.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (November 1, 1990)