ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Lose and Reduce Weight the Acupressure Way : Know your Acupressure Points To Lose Weight

Updated on June 08, 2011

How to Reduce Weight the Acupressure Way

The cheapest way to reduce weight is the alternative way of medicine or maintaining health which is also defined as holistic view of medicine and/or healing. This includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture/acupressure, herbal remedies, Reiki treatment etc. While there are millions of people in different society who have problems regarding their weight, the alternative way of medicine has solutions to it like acupressure. It is by far the cheapest one among the rest. All you need to know is to locate the points which triggers appetite to eat or cravings and other acupressure points relevant to it and there you go, you can have acupressure by doing it yourself. At the onset, I will say that you consult a trained acupuncturist/acupressurist at the start so that you will know exactly where are the acupressure points are and that you are doing the process in the proper way, The afterwards you can proceed to do it yourself.

The objectives of this article are:

  1. To educate the reader on the advantage of acupressure as a way of maintaining or reducing weight
  2. Take a brief discussion on what acupressure is
  3. Discusss in brief the benefits you can derive from reducing or maintaining your health

 

What is acupressure?

  1. Acupressure is a blend of acupuncture and pressure, it is a complementary medicine as well as an alternative way of healing which said to be used by our ancestors specially the Chinese thousands of years ago. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices.
  2. Acupuncturists tend to perceive TCM concepts in functional rather than structural terms, i.e. as being useful in guiding evaluation and care of patients.The Acupressure Work Theory works in the same way as the Acupuncture way.
  3. "According to the principles of TCM, qi flows through the body via 14 primary meridians or channels. To strengthen the flow of qi,or remove blockages in the meridians, an acupuncturist inserts a number of tiny, sterile, flexible needles just under the skin at certain specific points (called acupoints) along the channels. There are four to five hundred named acupoints along the meridians, some of which are associated with specific internal organs or organ systems." 

The Do it Yourself of Losing Weight Through Acupressure

  • The first step is to find a local acupuncturist/acupressurist in the area to assist and guide you for the first time in doing it, afterwards you can do it on your own
  • There are several several major pressure points help to regulate weight or stimulate "weight loss". The following are : --appetite control -- ear point, the spleen point which located just above the ankle and the the stomach 36 point located below the lower border of the kneecap." It is very important to look for acupressure points for the following : organs for water retention, adrenal glands, kidneys, stomach and large intestine.
  • You will need a hand, body, foot and ear map when you begin the technique of acupressure to lose or reduce weight.You can secure a copy of this at the clinic where the acupuncturist/acupressurist are located.
  • Stimulate and apply acupressure to the ear part where the appetite acupressure point is located, plus there is a space between your thumb and the finger apply pressure to it using your thumb.

Pressure Points

  • After locating all the acupressure points by the organs stated above, Hold the acupressure points for one minute then release it. By also looking at reflexology map which you are holding gently massage your foot. The key here is to locate the acupressure points related like the kidney, stomach and ankle. Massage your foot and hands using the technique taught by an acupuncturist/acupressurist

 

Other things that are needed to be done:

  1. Eat a well balanced diet, exercise regularly, de- stress your life by being positive and always eat in moderation. Drink lots of water as well. Live your life by maintaining a good health because a good health is necessary for a productive life.
  2. Remember that other serious illnesses like diabetes, heart problems are a result of a poor lifestyle and unmanaged eating habit
  3. Consult a trained acupuncturist at first then secure the necessary materials like pads, or specific instructions for you and where to locate the acupressure points

Conclusion:

The power of traditional forms of medicine for the maintenance of health is a good alternative way in achieving a healthier you. Discipline is very important in health maintenance. Acupressure is a good way to lose weight or maintain weight because it is cheap and you can do it yourself after consulting a trained acupressurist. All you need to do it supplement it with other basic ways of maintaining health like good exercise, proper diet and good/positive outlook in life to avoid stress.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dohn121 profile image

      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I had no idea that you can lose weight with acupressure until now. However, I'm not at all surprised. In these past few days while reading up on so many Hubmob Hubs and other articles regarding alternative medicine, acupuncture, and Reiki, I'm learning that the human body is in itself a defense mechanism against just about everything. Amazing! Thanks, Maita :)

      Dohn

    • a2z50 profile image

      a2z50 7 years ago

      Great research you have done with this hub. You sound like you could perform this . Can You ? When I was Electrocuted in 2003 I think my elctronic sytem was damaged. Accupunture was one of the methods I tried for pain relief , but didn't work for me.

      Anywayz, Great work !

      Ron

      Thank you

      As always also Rprcarz50 new hub keep on hubbing

    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Very interesting alternative to weight loss.

    • RevLady profile image

      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Interesting alternative to traditional "just don't be a glutton" (smile).

      Love and peace Maita,

      Forever His,

    • profile image

      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Back away from the plate...thats my motto...smiles

      Blessings

    • Sage Williams profile image

      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      Maita - Now this I like. I've been exercising and dieting forever! I am losing but it's taking soooo long.

      I don't know where you come up with all these ideas. But once again, you did a great job. Keep up the good work. I'll be back to check this one out again. Rated up!

      Sage

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Maita: You made this subject an interesting hub!! Thanks!!

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      This is an eye opener and I thank you for it, Maita. You wrote a great hub with lots of good informations.

    • rizwan_isria profile image

      rizwan_isria 7 years ago from India

      very useful hub

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks rizwan, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks for the nice comment, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Cris, thanks, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Sage, thanks, there are lots of ideas I want to write, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi quill, hmm yes I so agree, hehe, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hu Rev, got ya and thanks for commenting again, Bless, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Sandy, thanks for dropping by, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi az250, why it didnt work, tell me more about, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Dohn, I know you dont have a prob about this one weight hehe, but I agree with you, it is amazing what traditional method of healing can do, Thnak you Dohn, Maita

    • profile image

      Millionheir 7 years ago

      Hey Maita, stopping through! Accupressure as weight loss sounds like a stimulating concept. Would you say it's like the icing on the cake, a reward for eating right and exercising? It sounds like fun, I'd definitely do it!

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Ahhhhhh! but Sis, I don't want to lose weight. I'm healthy happy strong and cuddly, and I like ME the way I am.

      Your "Teddy bear" KUYA,

      Dave.

    • Katrina Ariel profile image

      Katrina Ariel 7 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      I have found acupuncture and acupressure one of the most effective approaches for my personal health. This is an excellent offering you've put together, Maita.

    • Truth From Truth profile image

      Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

      Wow some incredible information on acupuncture. I had little knowledge previously on the subject, it is really fascinating thank you.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Truth, thank you for the comment, did you try it yourself? Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Katrina, thanks, I have tried acupressure myself, and it is good -- Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Oh Kuya teddy bear hehe, Thank you for your comment, it made me smile hehe, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi millionheir, yes it is hehe, thats a reward, want one, Thank you, am smiling, Maita

    • stephensaldana profile image

      stephensaldana 7 years ago from Chicago

      Thankyou very much Preety for all your lovely comments on my hubs :) well, you know now that I need some tips on weight loss lols.. its a good hub..keep writing more.. love reading you :)

    • Mystique1957 profile image

      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My sweetie sweet kaibigan...

      Another winner! This is good news! I need to lose just a couple of kilo, this Acupressure method is going to make it easier for me. Hehehe! Excellent hub, darling, Salamat!

      Thumbs up!

      warmest regards and blessings,

      Al

    • Tammy Lochmann profile image

      Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

      Very good article. I need to book mark this one for future reference.

    • hypnodude profile image

      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Another good use for acupressure. Kudos to your knowledge on the matter Maita. Well done and obviously rated up.:)

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Stephen, thats a nice comment, Thanks a lot, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi hypno, thanks a lot, youyre great, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Tam, Maita

    • profile image

      Abhishek G 7 years ago

      Hello thanks for giving precious information, i will follow article of two your and a article from www.yogadefinition.com/yoga-for-weight-loss

      Combination of both article help me alot to reduce weight. Your article is unique and it will give more comfort in short time.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi abhishek G, I hope you will reduce weight and thank you, dont hesitate to ask any quastion here, Maita

    • supercibor profile image

      Hector Herrera 6 years ago from Dominican Republic

      I have reduced my weight and I feel 20 years younger.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image
      Author

      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      good for you Mam, Happy Mothers Day, maita

    Click to Rate This Article