Acupressure: Healing Methods From The East
Jin Shin Acupressure
The Chinese have been using acupressure for more than 5,000 years. In his book "The Complete Book of Acupuncture" (Berkely: Celestial Arts, 1976), Dr. Stephen Thomas Chang explains that acupuncture and acupressure were discovered through treating wounded soldiers. When the soldiers were punctured or pierced, even though they were now wounded in one part of their body, ailments and pain that they may have had for years in other parts of their bodies were now gone. Chinese doctors and health care workers began studying how pressure on certain parts of the body relieved pain in other areas.
Using fingertip pressure instead of needles, Acupressure works by clearing the pathways that store energy in your body. When your body's energy flow becomes blocked then the muscles surrounding the area often become tense and contracted. Toxins begin to back up and are stored in the contracted tissue. Without proper energy flow the body begins to become unhealthy in many ways. "Dis-Ease" of the body-mind-spirit can manifest as muscle aches and pain. It can cause tiredness, poor digestion, moodiness, headaches, eye pain/strain, anxiety, bloatedness, racing mind, joint aches, and the list goes on and on. From the minor inconvenience like a lowered immune system, that could go unnoticed for quiet a while until compromised. To greater illnesses, and propensity to injuries that can effect the body, the mind, and the health of the whole person.
My acupressure therapy methods:
- Five Element Theory Diagnostic
- Jin Shin Do
- Jin Shin Jyutsu
- Acupressure Massage
- Bagua Chi Gong Therapy