Archive for the ‘Accupressure’ Category

Specific Gentle Acupressure (no needles)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

In our Health center we utilize a specific application of gentle acupressure. In this article, we will first describe acupressure in general and then we will go into the very specific powerful way that we work with acupressure with our patients. (more…)


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The acupuncture and acupressure system has been utilized with great success by the Chinese for over 5,000 years and by increasing numbers of Americans since the 1970’s. This is a system that moves vital energy through the body. Meridian is the name given to each of these energy pathways in the body. There are twelve main meridians┬áthat have been mapped out that flow in specific pathways like rivers flowing through the body. Blockage to proper flow of these meridians is theorized by acupuncturists and acupuncturists as possibly causing imbalances in the cells, tissues, organs, and glands of the body. The nervous system and acupressure systems are working 24 hours a day giving instructions to the cells, tissues, organs and glands of the body on how to adapt to the millions of stimuli that occur in our environment moment to moment.

There is a reason why we are discussing both the nervous system and the acupressure system. The totally gentle Chiropractic adjustments that we do to the spinal bones and the pressure point work we do at the muscles next to the spinal bones are both for the purpose of improving nerve function. At the exact same area that we make out totally gentle spinal adjustments and gentle muscle pressure point work, reside acupressure points that are part of the acupressure pathway called the bladder meridian. It is our view that when we make those gentle spinal adjustments and/or gentle muscle pressure point work, by its very location we are also stimulating the acupressure points that reside in that area.