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What Are Acupressure Points?

Updated on March 22, 2018
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After 22 years as a RN, I now write about medical issues, and new medical advances. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle are all important.

History of Acupressure

Tibetan Monks developed Acupressure at least 5000 thousand of years ago and it involves simple techniques, it’s easy to do and it is cost effective. This is the most popular method for treating pain and pressure in the world, and the complete health system has been documented for use in treating over 3000 conditions.

This self-care method is proven, natural and cost effect. You can improve the quality of your life by relieving pain and lessening other symptoms of illness and promoting health by pressing their fingers on strategic points on the body. The philosophy is based on the same principles as acupuncture, except you are using pressure rather than needles. Reflex sites are stimulated with pressure along the lines of energy running through the body called meridians.

In China you are never too young to learn the techniques of acupressure, and children are using acupressure techniques at the start of their school day. They start by pressing the index fingers between their eyes, pull their fingers down below their cheekbones and press. With the middle three fingers of each hand, they press between their rows, pull out to their temples and press once more.

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Basics of Acupressure

Acupressure is widely practiced by acupuncturists, massage therapists and other health professionals, including physicians. One qualification to look for in a practitioner is membership in the American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association (AOBTA) which is helpful but not required. Acupressure philosophy and acupoint stimulation is based on the same principles as Acupuncture.

For acupressure, pressure, electric stimulation or laser light may be used instead of needles. Everyone had a natural source of healing power. When the healing power is activated, it triggers a series of intricate internal processes which produce a healing response. Pain, injury or stimulation to your body is what alerts your mind that your body needs help.

This is where the healing response begins by the unleashing of endorphins into your blood to help heal the affected area. The heart rate and blood pressure is altered and the endorphins and nutrients required for repair is accelerated. This action in the body speeds up the elimination of toxins from the damaged area which promoteshealing.

There are 14 main meridian lines, each of which corresponds to an individual organ of the body. When the vital energies, know as Chi, are able to flow through the meridians in a balanced and even way the result is good health. When you experience pain or illness it is an indication that there is a block or leak in the Chi (energy flow) within your body.

According to a practitioners training he will put gentle but steady pressure on different pressure points in the body for various lengths of time and may even lead you through a visualization exercise.

They emphasize the interrelationship of mental, emotional and physical health, so treatment may include counseling. Long standing chronic problems require more sessions.

For chronic conditions, practitioners may begin with frequent sessions; once a week or more, then, taper off once symptoms lessen. A typical session lasts about an hour. A session will leave you in a very relaxed state so it is beneficial to take a nap afterwards if possible to heighten the result.

Tibetan Acupressure by Tibetan Monk

Pressure Points on Body

The Healing Response

The goal with Acupressure is to assist the body in healing itself. There are no side effects and it is something the patient can learn to do on their own. Through repetitive Acupressure treatments, the body learns a new way to activate healing.

Depending on which philosophy you were taught there are different therapeutic techniques of treatment. You can use holding pressure, rubbing, kneading or vibrating points for different time periods. Typically you would rub, knead or hold the pressure point for a full minute at least.

You can use a combination of the above techniques for different periods of time. You many hold pressure on the point for five seconds on then five seconds off. Use gentle but firm pressure. You can repeat as often as necessary to achieve relief.

The effects of Acupressure are cumulative so using it frequently at the first sign of a problem is the most effective use of acupressure. Treatment three times daily for five to ten minutes is typical. You can use acupressure every two hours as necessary, until you start feeling relief. Some people report immediate results, and others may need a few weeks to get lasting results.

Pressure Points

Summary of Other Acupressure Techniques

Shiatsu is another form of acupressure where you press and stretch to release blocked energy. It is very helpful with childbirth. And, it can be done during labor. There are several types of Shiatsu, some incorporating visualization, deep breathing, stretching, meditation and dietary advice.

The specific shiatsu stretches use the body’s own weight, applying pressure to the meridians as you lean different ways. Stimulating the meridians with these stretches may assist in freeing up blocked energy and drawing it toward the area of weakness. This releases tensions and limbers you up for yoga or aerobic exercise.

Then, there is the Five Element shiatsu which has its own diagnostic techniques that recommend a Makko-Ho daily, a 5 step routine that takes 5-10 minutes.

In addition, there is another form, called Ohashiatsu, which is designed to benefit both the person giving the shiatsu and the person to whom it’s given. The ideal is to let the body work so that you don’t have to strain it.

The best documented benefit of acupressure is the relief from nausea and dizziness. A number of studies are under way, but like much of alternative medicine the results are not well documented in double blind studies. However, practitioners of these methods swear by their effectiveness.

In summary, there are numerous benefits to acupressure, including pain relief, treatment of medical problems and, it promotes an over all sense of well being. The fact is acupressure is easy to do, very effective as well as, cost effective.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Kristen, Thanks so much for writing me back. I am loving the new computer, but still learning new tricks. I was gone all day today, but tomorrow there will be more time I hope. Thanks again.

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    Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Pamela, thanks for letting me know. I've always wondered about it. You're welcome. Congrats on your new computer!

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Kristen, I have read various things about cupping. They think it may help an injured area by increasing blood flow. There is no good research. It is not helpful for cancer patients from what I have read, and it may also be a placebo effect. It is a very old therpy, so I never totally discount anything like that because maybe it does work for some situations. Thanks so much for your comments.

    ps. My computer died, which is why this response is slow but I have a new computer!

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    Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    This was a fascinating hub on acupressure. I never had it done. But this was excellent to know. What are you thoughts about cupping, Pamela? Voted up!

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    Sudiksha 3 years ago from Nepal

    any time pamela..

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    itsmesudiksha, I am glad you found this hub interesting. Thank you so much for your comment.s

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Audrey, I have met several people that swear acupressure has helped them immensely. I appreciate your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Vellur, I like natural methods of healing also. thanks so much for your comments.

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    Sudiksha 3 years ago from Nepal

    really, very interesting. i wasn't so much clear about them. So thanks!

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    Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I'm an avid believer in acupressure and found this hub to be extremely informative. It's surprising how much energy is blocked in our body's. It all makes perfect sense to me.

    Thank you Pamela and voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. Audrey

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    Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

    Interesting and informative hub. I like acupressure because it helps to heal the body naturally. Have bookmarked this hub for future reference too. Voted up interesting and informative.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Thanks for your comments.

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    balaji sabarinath 3 years ago

    its ok. Even most Indians dont know abt this. that is so sad

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    balji, I read that acupunction was a part of medical treatment according to Dravidian theory. Thanks for adding this information and it just shows how long acupuncture has been a medical t,reatment.

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    balaji sabarinath 3 years ago

    actually you are wrong about the history. you said its origin in china. but morethan 5000 years ago Tamilians ( Dravidian) used this technique. so many dont know about this.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Grey, I am glad you enjoyed this hub. Thanks for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Grey, Hope I got the name right. I appreciate your comments very much.

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    Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

    Soumya, I am glad this hub added to your knowledge of acupressure, and I appreciate your comments.

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    Soumya Mukherjee 3 years ago from India

    It is indeed a useful hub. I do indulge in acupressure sometimes but I wasn't aware of all the points and their specific benefits.

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    theBAT, I agree with the growing popularity of reflexology and appreciate your comments.

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    theBAT 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this. In today's very stressful time reflexology is becoming popular. The information you shared here is a great help indeed in relieving pain and to improve the quality of life. Nice hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

    Rose,I agree with you that there is a lot of excellent homeopathic type healthcare available. I haven't tried reflexology but would like to. Thank you so much for your comments.

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    Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

    I love reading about alternative healing like this. Very helpful and true, do make sure it is qualified health care. Reflexology is one of my favorites, thanks for the reminder to care for myself.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    algail, Thank you for taking the time to give me such detailed information. I was surprised by some of the foods I shouldn't eat, like spinach as I always thought it was such a healthy vegetable. At least I now know what to avoid.

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    algail 6 years ago

    Hi Pamela I had an hour to pare just now sort sorted out some information for you on the two conditions you mention


    Polymorphic genes that can be involved. cR3 TNFSF4 Fas/APO-1 TNFB I?BL

    It is possible to work on these genes Using meridian tapping or to tap on genetics non specially.

    There are a group of organs you need to treat to control or try to control this condition which are


    You may liketo look at heomeopthy too here are some sugetsions.

    Start treatment with Bacillinum remedy @ 200C; Start using others one week later. Arsenicum album; Crotalus horridus; Lachesis; Lycopodium; warmth Mercurius solubilis; Phosphorus; Radium bromatum; Calcarea carbonica; Carbo vegetabilis; Hepar sulphur; Hydrastis canadensis; Tuberculinum, 200 C once weekly; Thuja occidentalis.

    Or you may like to consider herbs

    HERBS: Allium sativum; Althea officinalis; Avena sativa. To increase energy level, nutritive for nerves 20-30 drops tincture t.i.d. to one teaspoon b.i.ld. Berberis vulgaris; Chimaphila umbellata; Chimaphila umbellata; Hydrangea arborescens; juniperus communis; Thuja occidentalis; Eleutherococcus senticosus; Medicago sativa; Rumex officinalis.

    ACU POINTS: Bl23 C4 C6 Sp10 Sp6 St36 Lv2 K6 K7 K3 Lv8.

    To balance all the meridians you can treat on he left arm and the right leg or vice versa Li11 and St36 to balance Yin and Yang Gv 20 C17. Treating the source points is very good too which are L1 4 Si 4 TW 4 Lv3 St 42 Sp3 K5 Bl40 Gb64 Ht7 L9

    The systemic points are very good too they are .

    Blood B17 Bones B11 Muscles and tendons Gb24 Nerves Lv3 Respiratory L5 . Other useful points for you may be OTHER POINT FUNCTIONS

    Bl25 Treats the large Intestine

    Bl27 Treats the Small Intestine

    Bl11 Influential for all the bones

    Bll17 Gathering point for the Blood. Nurishes,invigorates and tonifies the blood

    Bl13 Treats Lungs,emotions and epression

    Bl14 Treats Circulation and over emotionalism

    Bl18 Treats Liver,anger

    Bl19 Treats the Gallbladder

    Bl20 Treats the Spleen,emotions amd anxiety

    Bl21 Treats the Heart

    Bl22 Treats Endocrine disorders

    Bl23 Treats the Kidneys

    G4 Nourishes Chi

    G14 Meeting point of all the Yang meridians. When sedted disperses excess yang and all Hyper conditions. When tonified supports all yang if deficient,especially heart and brain yang

    G26 Resusitates when unconscious,calms the spirit,clears the brian,treats acute lower back pain.

    H7 Body Shen men .The Spiritual gate Cardinal point for anxiety with palpitations. Sedation point of the heart

    H3 The Joy of life point Removes obstructions from the heart meridian. Regulates Heart Chi and Blood

    Lv13 Influential point for all the Yin organs.Treats the Spleen,Stomach and Liver

    Sp21 Relieves general pain and discomfort throughout the body. Regulates and facilitates the flow of Blood and Chi

    Try the source points too which are see first rptocol

    NUTRITION: Short fasts (5-7 days) are recommended with 2-week intervals between them. Elimination diet. Decrease red meat and dairy products.

    THERAPEUTIC FOODS: Sesame seeds, kale, artichokes, green beans, millet, celery, barley, okra, almonds, collards, turnip greens, raw goat's milk, goat whey and black mission figs, burdock root, cherries, pineapple, quince, watercress, blackberries, black currants, mustard greens, limes, lettuce, olive oil, foods rich in beta carotene and Vitamin A, foods rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines.

    FRESH JUICES: Celery and parsley; cucumber, endive; celery and apple; grapefruit; celery; carrot and celery; goat milk or whey and black mission figs.

    AVOID: Cow's milk and other dairy products, spinach, asparagus, rhubarb, vegetables from the nightshade family (tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes, pimentoes, eggplant); coffee, caffeine, sugar, refined foods, fried foods. High protein diet due to kidney damage associated with SLE. Prednisone causes increased gluconeogenesis and consequently leads to protein wasting. Some practitioners recommend a high protein diet to compensate; however, this may be questionable considering the kidney damage associated with SLE.

    It was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.

    I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. Many people were being diagnosed in error ,lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame could be the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet soda



    Polymorphis,m that could be involved. AGC1 COL1A1 COL2A1 COL9A1 COL11A2 ESR1 FRZB IL1R MATN1 TGFB1 TIMP3 VDR COMP IL-18 IL-6 GDF5 .

    The group of organs or systems you need to treat to control or try to control this condition which are


    FLOWER ESSENCES: Borage; Sun flower; Dill; Manzanita; Garlic

    SPINAL: C6 C7

    EXERCISE: Swimming, relaxed walking, Tai Chi, Chi Kung.

    AFFIRMATION: I am in charge. I deeply love and respect myself above all others.

    HOMEOPATHICS: Aurum metallicum; Bryonia; Fluoric acid; Kali bichromicum; Rhus toxicodendron; Ruta graveolens; Mercurius solubillis; Ledum palustre; Silicea. Irridate the ear reflext points with pulsed red light on sympathetic, kidney. Corresponding areas: Knee, ankle, etc.

    ACU POINTS: Gb39 and Gb34 and Bl11 strengthen the tendons and consolidate the bones.

    To strengthen and tonify the kidney: K3 Bl47 G4 Bl23 Sp-6 K2 C4 Tw5 Gb41 L7 K6 Si3 Bl62 Sp4 Cs6 Gb41 Tw5 Bl10 Li11 Si5 C6 St36 Bl11 Bl58 Gb30 St36 G2 Lv3 G15 Bl3.

    Osteoarthritis of the head and neck area: St7 and Li4.

    For temporomandibular arthritis:Tw17 St7 Bl60 Bl62.

    Remove Chi obstruction.

    For osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine and pain use Si3 Bl62 Bl23 Bl54

    For osteoarthritis of the upper limbs: Li15 T214 Li11 Tw3 Li10 Tw2

    When aching hands make it difficult to grasp things: Li15 Li11 Li4

    For arthritis of the wrist, metacarpals and fingers: Li10 Li5 Tw5 Tw4 Si4 CS7 Li11 Li4 Li15.

    For painful elbow: Li11 St42 Tw15

    For osteoarthritis of the hip: Gb30 Gb29 Gb31 Bl30 Gb34 Gb40

    For the lower limbs: St36 Gb34 Bl54 Bl57 Bl60 St41 Gb40 K3 Gb35 K8 Sp5 St36 Sp9 Sp6 K3 K1

    To improve circulation in the legs, tonify the Kidney to strengthen the bones: Bl35 Bl37

    HERBS: Arctium lappa; Bryonia alba (toxic); Capsicum frutescens; Chimaphila umbellata; Cimicifuga racemosa; Gaultheria procumbens; Glycyrrhiza glabra; Harpagophytum procumbens; juniperus communis; Medicago sativa; Populus tremuloides; Smilax sarsaparilla; Xanthoxylum americanum.

    COMPLEMENTARY HERBS AND FORMULAS: Arctium lappa + Rhamnus purshiana;+ Zingiber officinale tinc: 15-30 drops b.i.d.

    Formula Two: Larrea mexicana (leaf) + Harpagophytum procumbens + Yucca spp. + Cimicifuga racemosa + Medicago sativa. Tinc: 15-30 drops b.i.d.


    Low sugar, low fat diet of unsaturated fats. C

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    algail, Thank you for sharing so much excellent information. You obviously are more knowledgeable than most people concerning acupuncture. I only know of one person that is suppose to have some certification in my area but have not gone to him. I have osteoarthritis and lupus arthritis, plus a few other physical problems and have thought about trying acupuncture but haven't tried it at this time.

    It sounds like your mental state is extremely important when receiving treatment. Again, thank you.

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    algail 6 years ago

    Well Pamela many people in the west are not to put too fine a point on it are basically ignorant of the east its traditions and its history. One doesn’t of course say that as a put down one can only repeat what one is taught. Most modern day teachers have little grounding in the true origins and history of the past of China and surrounding countries. There is lot more than people realise in the west in using acupuncture points. I always suggest to people “ never take acupressure therapy from anyone who does not display and acupuncture diploma “ Why? Well consider this why would I as a martial artist want to press touch breath on or whatever an acupuncture point. The answer of course as a Martial artist would be to hurt damage or even kill. No when one applies pressure to a point one must be aware of-is the person a male or female-what season is it- how high above sea level am I, is wet or dry- is it humid or not there are more things to consider too. People will say “Oh I have been using acupressure for years and haven’t had any problems.” Well one has to ask “ have you followed up those patients throughout their life how long ago did you treat people etc. Too much pressure for example on a Kidney point without due consideration can cause kidney problems late in life and even kidney failure. The patient would never know the acupressure therapy caused it and the practitioner would never know it happened anyway. Pressing acupuncture points is a serious business and should not be taken lightly. There are many considerations and techniques for use in acupuncture such as how you stand when touching a point a sound you may may whisper or think, where you place the tongue inside your mouth, which fingers of the free hand one connects. Here is wee test you can try of how these things affect a point. Get someone you know can handle such a thing and give them a light strike in the spleen area, they won’t feel much, now do it again as you connect say yellow it will hurt now. Next whisper yellow and strike the same area it will hurt even more, now think yellow and the pain will be tenfold now. Next try a lung point on the arm try Lung 9 or 10 press that point the person won’t feel much, now this is a metal point and you can heal here by using the right sounds and thoughts and how you stand etc. You can of course cause damage and pain . Pain is the best way to demonstrate an effect because it is instantaneous. press the point again and say “ Fire “ the point will now hurt , now whisper “Fire “ the pain will be worse, now think “ Fire” and the pain will increase tenfold. That is a simple demonstration of how things can affect a point when you know all the aspects you become either a deadly martial artist or a great healer.

    I am 80 years old now and began my training in Chinese Martial arts , inc Chi kung, acupuncture, TcM and the spirituality of the Chinese Martial Arts in 1950. My teacher (Sifu) was probably the last who taught all aspects of the Chinese martial arts and its principles of practice and philosophy. I taught the arts until I was 77 years of age. Currently I only teach certain members of the Police force, my senior students have now taken over for me in NZ and one in China.

    I still train every day when I get time I lead a very busy life running my practice and business and look forward to many more years of the same.


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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    algail, I didn't realize that and I appreciate you adding information to the hub.

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    algail 6 years ago

    If the Tibetan Monks discovered Acu pojnts etc 5.000 years ago they discovered a cover version. my style of Chi kung which is approx 6.000 old inc acupuncture theory and practice and point strikes etc. Acupuncture of one kind or another was around many years before that


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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    gajanis, It is always good to hear from someone that had used acupuncture and had good results. I appreciate you sharing that information and I thank you for your comments.

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    gajanis786 7 years ago

    Excellent researched hub.....I agree all you have written here, indeed acupressure is a beneficial alternative medium of treatment as I have personally used these techniques and found useful, hence will recommend everybody to try this for better results.Thanks.

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    massages chatswood 7 years ago

    I like the information you've shared in this hub, thanks for sharing. I bookmarked it to see future updates.

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    full body massage chatswood 7 years ago

    Nice hub, informative and useful, i never try yet the acupressure treatment but i know the're many benefit acupressure. thanks for sharing.

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    swedish massage chatswood 7 years ago

    This is true acupressure is the most popular method for treating pain, thanks for creating excellent reference for acupressure.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    SamboRambo, Thanks for your comment.

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    Samuel E. Richardson 7 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

    I believe it all. I heal when people scratch my feet with the backs of their fingernails.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    RTalloni, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. I hope you enjoy Jacksonville (I am assuming you mean FL). We are in for warm weather Thanksgiving week with temperatures in the high 70's which will probably make your trip more enjoyable. Thanks for your comment.

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    RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

    We are driving to Jacksonville as I type this...can I come too? ;)

    Seriously, great hub that gives an overview of acupressure. Thanks for a good reminder about it!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Habee, I think there are some in Jacksonville I you want to come for a visit. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    I've been wondering if there's an accupressurist in our area. So far, I haven't been able to find one.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Habee, Thanks for your comment.

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    Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

    Great research and presentation. I've used this for toothache, and it actually helped!

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Jack, The nice thing about all these alternative medicine hubs is I have learned a lot of new information. Thanks you your comment.

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    TnFlash 8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

    Pam, Very interesting article. I'm not sure I would ever have this done (I don't like needles). But it is an interesting concept.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Ben, That would be great and I will look. Thanks.

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    Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

    Yeah it was a school, they might have one near Jacksonville! Look for it!

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Daisy, thank you for your comment.

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    daisyjae 8 years ago from Canada

    Helpful hub, I will be bookmarking this one.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Ben, Thank you for your comment. A free acupuncture clinic sounds great.

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    Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

    Great article, I didn't realize acupressure and acupuncture were so closely related. I was hoping to find something about upper or middle back pain, I used to go to a free acupuncture clinic for all my back pain and it was great. Thanks for spreading the word!


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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Support Med, Thanks for your comment. Acupressure is really interesting.

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    Support Med. 8 years ago from Michigan

    Another interesting and informative hub. Read a lot about accupressure, practiced a little. Thanks for being on time, I'll practice some accupressure today to help me feel more energized!! THANKS!!!

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    De Greek & Prasetio, Thank you so much for your comments. I hope this therapy works for you both.

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    prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

    This hub give motivation for us in life healthy and for the alternative in healing some disease. I had try this method, it looks hurt but after that I felt fresh in my body. By giving a push in my foot. The first time I also shout a loud. But the second therapy it looks comfortable. Thank you for showing us about Acupressure.

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    De Greek 8 years ago from UK

    I have copied your charts for detailed study :-)

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Nancy, Ann, & Mystique, thank you for your comments.

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    Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

    Dear Pam...

    This IS an excellent hub! Very informative and extremely useful. Easy to follow and with lots of interesting references! I truly enjoyed it!

    Stumbled, rated and bookmarked!

    Warmest regards and blessings,


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    Ann Nonymous 8 years ago from Virginia

    Hmmm I have been reading a lot about acupuncture that at first I misread the title. Once I started reading however I got the picture! Good hub, Pamela! I agree with nancy...great diagrams!

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    nancy_30 8 years ago from Georgia

    This was a really great, informative hub. I loved the diagrams.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    Anginwu, Thanks for your comment. This is a fascinating topic that I really enjoyed writing about.

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    anglnwu 8 years ago

    Through, well-researched--well-done! I used accupressure to relieve strained eyes and it really helps. Chinese kids use accupressure on strategic places near the eyes to ensure good eye-health. I always find that fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    dohn, Thank you for your comments. I am going to make an appointment this week myself.

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    dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    Wonderful hub on acupressure, Pamela. I'm certainly bookmarking this and will refer to it over time. Thanks for sharing this! I've been wanting to go to an acupuncturist for a while now.

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    Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

    I just arrived home, so I want to thank all of you for your comments. It would seem natural methods and natural herbs and food is a great path to better health.

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    BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    It certainly does work! When I was in S. Korea, and visited an acupuncturist, I was taught certain acupressure points. I have used the one on my feet and well as on my hand and around the face.

    Thanks for the diagram - I can use that now for reference for other points.

    Great hub!

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    AARON99 8 years ago

    A very informative and helpful hub on this topic. Keep writing.

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    Tom Whitworth 8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


    Thanks for another well written and interesting article. There are so many alternatives it makes my head swim.

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    vrajavala 8 years ago from Port St. Lucie

    having studied Western medicine, ( I was a dentist) it's difficult to change horses in midstream, although I did try to study this at one time, as well as ayurvedic medicine.


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    Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

    You have definitely done a full job of research and thank you for sharing it


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