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Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide

[22 Jul 2010 | 5 Comments | 12 views | Author: Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT]
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Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide

Acupressure Techniques: A Self Help Guide

These easily learned and mastered methods are designed for individuals seeking to alleviate their own physical ailments. They center around using deep finger and thumb pressure over acupuncture points to enhance the natural energy flow of the body. Practical and fully illustrated, this book also includes a chapter dealing with various sports injuries, from tennis elbow to pulled hamstrings. New edition of a popular classic.

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  • Jakes said:

    Review by Jakes for Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
    This is an excellent guide for the inexperienced layperson.I have given copies to friends here and abroad and recommended it to many others including an allopathic doctor, as a good companion to have nearby, for relieving pain that would otherwise require a visit to a doctor or taking painkillers.The diagrams are clear and easy to follow. Make sure you read the guidelines at the beginning of the book and generally avoid working on damaged bones or wounds from recent operations.You don’t have to know the exact acupressure points or terms or a lot about the human anatomy to get a result. If the point that you press is sore, it is generally the point that you need to press. There is no need to use a lot of strength. Sometimes the person whom you are helping may be too frail to take the pressure or has a low pain treshhold. Just ease off and continue pressing on the spot until he or she can take more pressure. There are many acupressure books in print. What makes this unique is that Dr Kenyon has selected a very EFFECTIVE COMBINATION OF ACCUPRESSURE POINTS for the problems that I have succesfully used to help my friends and relations with relieving intense pain in eg the hip, shoulder (frozen shoulder), hand, feet, wrist and neck. Also for diarrhoea. In my limited experience, a result is generally obtained overnight. The relief on their faces is soemthing to behold.I was going to order a few more copies of this book when I found that it was out of print. I hope Dr Kenyon will seriously consider updating this wonderful book. It is so helpful in giving the layperson CONTROL and INDEPENDANCE in maintaining his own well being and certainly will save the National Health System a lot of money.If anyone reading this knows Dr Kenyon please let him know of my request for a reprint.

    • kyara said:

      Review by kyara for Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
      The strengths of this book are in the concise explanation of the techniques of acupressure and the clear illustration of the location of the acupoints. The layout is nicely done, too; each condition is on a double page spread with a brief explanation on the left-hand page and illustrations on the right-hand page. However, a little more thought on the indexing would have improved the book a lot. For example, PMS or things related cannot be found in the index, but are included under “dysmenorrhoea”. Otherwise this is a great little book.

      • T. Baker said:

        Review by T. Baker for Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
        This book is almost useless for helping someone understand how to use acupressure to alleviate physical symptoms. As a licensed massage therapist who already knows quite a bit about acupressure, I am always willing to learn more about any kind of bodywork. I had hoped to be able to pass on some ideas to my clients for self help but this book was definitely not it. The book gives some accupoints for specific problems, some of these are “golden points” able to stand alone in use, but others are not. The book gives no order to use these in and furthermore does not specify if all or any of the points are to be used together in sequence, or not. Also,it does’t tell where the points are EXACTLY. There are really too many flaws to go into here. Acupressure is very complex, this book tries to simplify it to the point that it looks like some goofy folklore advocating some bad mojo.

        • Stephen Godjas said:

          Review by Stephen Godjas for Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
          This is a very handy little book to have for your medical library. It is easy to follow, has a nice index to look up your particular problem and doesn’t bog the reader down with a huge history and medical jargon of accupressure.

          It has easy to use pictures too.

          I have used it already to help my annoying neck and shoulder pain! Sure beats a $50.00 office visit (and most likely, a 3rd or 4th) to your doctor :)

          • Brandon Whitaker said:

            Review by Brandon Whitaker for Acupressure Techniques: A Self-Help Guide
            Guide is easy to follow and helpfull for everyday ailments. Lots of pictures!

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