to apply pressure?
When an Acupressure point is
painful, there are three ways of applying pressure, depending upon the
intensity of pain.
With the thumb or index
finger give feather touch in case of severe pain at a point.
rhythmic, on-and-off pressure with the thumb or index finger for normal
points where one can tolerate pain.
In this technique,
clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation is carried out to increase or
decrease the energy flow in the body channel.
how long is the pressure applied?
The Acu touch or Acu
pressure or Acu massage has to be applied on the particular points for
only two minutes. Pleasurable pain is the goal.
When to apply pressure?
As a preventive measure, it
is normally found to be more beneficial when pressure is applied early
in the morning or in the evening, when the Yin (Negative) and the Yang
(Positive) energies are equal. It can also be done at any other time but
it should be avoided for two hours after a heavy meal and for one hour after
a light meal. As a curative measure, it can be applied on the onset of
When can one expect
pain, one can expect results immediately after acupressure treatment and within a
few days complete cure is possible. But for certain ailments a minimum of
four to eight weeks is required to notice the changes.
According to Dr. Constantine
Herring, a famous homeopath, a true cure should take place from head
downwards, from inside the body to outside, from more vital organs to
less vital organs. Symptoms disappear in the reverse order of their
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