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DIY Acupressure for Headaches, Fevers, and Pain

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DIY Acupressure for Headaches, Fevers, and Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes many points on the hands that can be massaged to support healing from common health conditions, including:† headaches, fevers, neck and back pain, among others.† You can massage these points on your own hands or massage the points on someone elseís hands.

These healing points are also called acupoints. Numerous scientific studies have shown the existence of these acupoints, which are located along invisible energy lines that connect to various organs and systems in the body.† When pressed or massage, these points can induce therapeutic functions that are specific to each point.

There are many benefits of using hand acupressure, some of which include:

  1. It has a 5000-year old history of successful use;
  2. It is free;
  3. It is easy to do;
  4. It can be done anywhere; and
  5. There are no harmful side-effects.† Certain points are best avoided by pregnant women (LI 4 is an example).

To help you get started, Iíve included three important hand acupoints that are commonly used for pain, headaches, fevers, heart problems, and more.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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8:25AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

There are pictures for this on www.diyacu.com/ and www.diyacu.com/wiki

4:03AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING FORTH THE INFORMATIVE SUBJECT OF ACUPUNCTURE & ACUPRESSURE......More than 20 years ago after being diagnosed with a medical condition that had no cure & being given 3 months to live by a team of eminent Professors, my Dr suggested trying both acupuncture & acupressure. I realize there are a lot of doubting Thomas's, with good reason, as I myself was very sceptical about this. After trying every other avenue, Homeopaths, Iridology, Reiki & being used as a guinea pig for lots of different medications, even seeing a psychiatrist, I felt I had nothing to lose so I agreed to try it. Within the first week I could feel the difference & continued with both for 15 years. I was confined to a wheelchair at the time & weighed just 30 kilo's. I no longer need the acupuncture, but do keep up with the acupressure, the most important meridian is between the thumb & the forefinger, anyone can draw an outline of their hands & mark the points. A lot of people still think that acupuncture is a load of rubbish, but I thank god every day that some Dr's do look outside the square & offer some form of alternative medicine..Especially when I'm able to walk & do the same everyday things that most people do & live a normal life again something we all take for granted..I did, but it's something I will never do again.I do hope people will try these techniques & maybe it will work for them the same way it did for me....

7:27PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Thanks for the info.

5:48PM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Feels good massaging the areas pointed out here.

9:28PM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

This is great, i get headaches a lot, and refuse to take medicine unless it's absolutely necessary, i can't wait to try this!

7:38AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

great thanks

4:55PM PDT on May 14, 2011

I'm going to try these also!

11:52PM PDT on May 12, 2011

thanks for share

6:10PM PDT on May 10, 2011

Ta!

1:35PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

Wonderful article!

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