Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for by Michael Reed Gach Ph.D., Beth Ann Henning Dipl. A.B

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By Michael Reed Gach Ph.D., Beth Ann Henning Dipl. A.B

Elevated tension and worrying occasions in our lives have led to many thousands of people that be afflicted by insomnia, nightmares, anxiousness assaults, melancholy, and pressure complications. ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL therapeutic bargains reduction at your fingertips, fast and properly, for a variety of emotional difficulties. It explains how emotional misery turns into lodged within the physique as muscular pressure and blocked power, and exhibits how acupressure can relieve not only the ensuing actual signs, but in addition their emotional source--often with out the necessity for large speak treatment or medication.

Acupressure stimulates an identical issues utilized in acupuncture, yet rather than needles, company finger strain is used at the floor of the outside. The strain releases neurochemicals known as endorphins that relieve discomfort. As in acupuncture, particular strain issues are hooked up with inner organs and effort pathways within the physique (called meridians) that control the movement of electric power to all structures. in contrast to acupuncture, acupressure can be utilized properly by way of an individual, with basically the arms as apparatus.

ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL therapeutic deals a complete A-Z consultant to emotional illnesses (from abandonment to fret and obsessive thinking), with fully-illustrated guide on dozens of detailed acupressure aspect destinations and the way to turn on them, mixed with yogic respiring, stretching, and stream workouts. Case histories from the authors' perform additional light up each one situation and the trail to emotional stability and therapeutic. so much workouts can be utilized independently for self-care and on-the-spot aid. There also are sections on tips on how to use the recommendations to assist others, with acceptable safeguards.

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Once you have located the point and your fingers are comfortably positioned, gradually lean your body weight toward the point to apply pressure. This will enable you to apply firm pressure without strain. When you use the muscles only of your arms and hands to apply pressure, you may tend to go too fast into a point, which can be unnecessarily painful. Each person's body and each area of the body requires a different amount of pressure. The calves, the face, and the genital and abdominal areas are more sensitive and thus need lighter pressure.

1 An acupressure point in one part of the body can send a healing message to other parts of the body through the meridians. Applying pressure on certain points triggers the flow of energy through the meridian pathway. We call these trigger points because they are at a distance from the area they benefit. The limbic system, a group of structures in the forebrain, has been called the center of our emotions. The limbic system requires energy to flow through the meridians to function properly, but stress and emotional disturbances inhibit the circulation of energy.

Finally, Brenda took a friend's advice and got in touch with Michael Gach. During the first sessions, they worked on her back, and in her abdomen. Michael showed her emotional balancing points on her upper neck and chest for the anxiety-related headaches, and upper back stretching exercises and ankle points for the insomnia. After using self-acupressure and breathing exercises daily for a month, Brenda felt more relaxed and self-reliant. Holding the points in her upper neck reduced the frequency and severity of her headaches.

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