Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing technique which uses the fingers, hands, elbows, or various devices to press key pressure points on the surface of the body in order to stimulate its normal self-curative abilities.
Asked in Labor and Birth, Acupressure, Inducing Labor
What is maternity acupressure and how do you do you do it?
Maternity Acupressure for Childbirth Maternity acupressure method helps to induce labor naturally, when the pregnancy is overdue or the mother is facing the threat of being medically induced. Maternity acupressure is very effective in giving relief from labor pains as well, without slowing down your labor. Maternity acupressure is a very simple hands-on technique. The method involves the application of pressure onto specific, sensitive pressure points on skin called acupressure points. These points are along the human body - on shoulders, hands, back, legs and feet. Maternity acupressure uses fingers and thumbs, as opposed to needles in acupuncture, to stimulate these specific acupressure points to naturally induce labor. During childbirth, maternity acupressure can be used to strengthen contractions and helping the cervix to dilate. Stimulation of other points gives relief from labor pains, and helps to relax and stay calm. Research shows that acupressure techniques significantly shorten the delivery time. Women who use labor acupressure have a two hour shorter delivery time than the average. With basic instructions, you can safely use Maternity acupressure at home to naturally start your labor. Maternity acupressure is a great way for every supporting person to get involved and truly render the best possible help before and during labor and delivery. Although this method is a popular at-home remedy to start labor your self, many midwives and doulas use the technique to help their customers to experience a normal and safe birthing experience.
Asked in Acupuncture, Acupressure, Blackbirds
How long do blackbird eggs take to hatch?
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Alternative Medicine, Schizophrenia, Acupuncture, Acupressure
Can acupressure acupuncture cure psychotic depression like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia?
No. Actually these diseases are quite different from each other, and so far, both are incurable, albeit treatable. Effective treatment is available on the form of specific medicaments (such as lithium and antidepressives for bipolar disorder, and antipsychotics for schizophrenia) plus psychotherapy and supportive therapy. Acupressure and acupuncture are ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques without any proved effects, except in some cases of somatic pain, according to the US National Institutes of Health. Correction, acupuncture is not just for pain, and it HAS been proven to treat mental illness. The World Health Organization deemed acupuncture effective in treating over 40 commonly seen conditions ranging from insomina to HIV/AIDS. It is a 3000 year old healing art that is gaining momentum in the US to be recognized an a powerful alternative healing system to conventional medicine. Please refer to the discussion board for more information.
Asked in Alternative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases, Acupressure
Is there a way to know how hard to press when using the Reflexology and Acupressure techniques DVD's?
The best way to learn how much pressure to give during a technique is to take a class on reflexology or acupressure, or another option is to make an appointment with a professional and get a treatment. Another way to answer the question is that it should feel good. Even if there is some pain, it may be beneficial as long as it is a good-kind-of-pain.
Asked in Labor and Birth, Acupressure
What is labor acupressure and how is it performed?
Acupressure during labor is very useful in managing labor pains. Acupressure can be used to prepare expectant mother’s body for labor, too. Stimulation of specific acupressure points helps the cervix to ripen and the baby to engage. Some other pressure points stimulate contractions. What is great is that labor acupressure doesn’t overstimulate your body and it’s easy to use. Because acupressure is merely applying pressure on specific spots on your skin, with basic instructions you can use it safely at home to encourage the labor to start naturally. There is at least one step-by-step labor acupressure guide available online at http://www.MaternityAcupressure.com. Not acupuncture, ACUPRESSURE. Through research, I found out that it is when you push different pressure points throughout the body and it is also used to aid in the pain of labor. I would like to know what spots these are so that I may use them while I'm in labor as I do not plan to have any meds administered to me. The acupuncture is the science of placing very special needles at specifice pressure and nerve points. With labor its place to alleviate the pain of birth. Call an acupuncturist in your phone book and ifs there's not one listed look into chiropactors, some of them may know one or perform it themselves.
What are the effects of mixing hydrocodone with Valium?
Mixing opiates with Valium is a good way to get dead. A cause of death called "multiple drug intoxication" is what you'll find on the death cert. I lost two good friends to that...they were mixing hydrocodone with diazapam (Valium). It's a crap shoot. If you get the levels high enough, you stop breathing in your sleep. I am just adding on to a very smart persons answer, I just lost my best friend of 20 years THAT WAS NOT A DRUG USER from the same thing. Doesn't have to be very much. Don't mix scripts I am a nurse and have had many surgeries. After surgery I was prescribed Valium and Vicodin to take together. It managed my pain very nicely and I had returned to work already. I did not abuse this and followed the surgeon's orders to the letter. I agree that you should not take or mix medications without a physician's order.
Asked in Massage Therapy, Acupressure
What is another name for Acupressure a Japanese healing therapy?
How much training do you need to practice acupressure?
It really depends on where you want to practice since every state is different. About half the US states have massage therapy boards and most of them require 500 hours of training. After you are licenced in your city, you can practice acupressure since it is considered a sub-category of massage therapy.
Asked in Acupressure
Where is the Kidney-1 point in acupressure?
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Does acupressure work?
yes it does but it has its own limitations. it is the one of the best available treatment for backache, sciatica pain, periarthritis of shoulder, undiagnosed chronic pain of abdomen, it can help in improving some neurological conditions if used properly and with great care. it is useless in knee pain, infection, malignancy, medical emergency, tennis elbow for smokers. it is a very simple treatment don't get misguided by false claims. it is easy to learn, can help in reducing the number of pain killers people pop. it improves ones general health if used for extended period with some breaks given time to time.