Combines acupressure and massage to treat pain using elastic tape- Shows how the use of an elastic, adhesive tape works with the body's own motions to combine the actions of acupressure and massage - Presents both therapeutic and preventative techniques for acute and chronic pain - Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color detailing how to self-treat pain in all parts of the body Sufferers of chronic pain well know the frustration of treatments involving endless rounds of drugs or expensive physical therapy--that may or may not offer relief. In Acupressure Taping, authors Hecker and Liebchen present a comprehensive guide to a new method of pain treatment--acutaping--which offers a much simpler and more effective alternative. In acutaping, elastic tape is placed over the afflicted area in accordance with related acupuncture points. During the course of normal movement throughout the day, the elastic tape provides a gentle but consistent massage to the inflamed area. Because the skin adheres to the tape, it is shifted against the subtissue during motion, causing lymph tissue to drain and connective tissue to be massaged. The authors show that most bodily dysfunctions can be self-treated through this innovative method. Combining elements of Chinese medicine with osteopathy, acutaping produces a method of treatment for ailments ranging from back pain and tennis elbow to menstrual pain and migraines. Acutaping is an easy and effective treatment--without side effects--that offers welcome relief to sufferers of chronic pain.
Rapid relief for minor ailmentsReflex zone massage can be a direct and effective aid for many small daily complaints, but you have to learn 'the how' and 'the where'. This handy reference book explains just how to find relief from headaches, colds and fear of flying, along with coping with long car journeys or lengthy days at your computer, all with just a few reflex zone massage strokes. You'll never want to be without your helpful companion
The exercised described and illustrated in this book prepare every major muscle system in the body for the kind of strenuous keep-fit exercises that many people in our fitness- conscious culture practice daily.
A step-by-step guide to the simple acupressure self-care technique of tapping for acute and chronic emotional, psychological, and physical ailments- Effective for emotional conditions such as panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, anger, jealousy, and phobias, such as stage fright or fear of flying, providing immediate results in many cases - Shows how this method can treat chronic pain, nausea, and headaches; alleviate insomnia and nightmares; encourage the release of painful memories; boost self-confidence; support weight loss; and improve concentration - Offers the full tapping protocol as well as a shortened version for acute situations - Illustrates easily accessible points to tap and in what order Tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a simple form of acupressure that treats the energetic roots of emotional and physical suffering. By tapping on specific meridian points you can quickly and easily dissolve blockages in the body's energy system, caused by past traumas and suppressed emotions such as grief and anger, and restore the natural flow of energy in your body, the key to optimal health and overall well-being. In this step-by-step guide to EFT, Sophie Merle details the practice of tapping, illustrating the easily accessible points on the face, hands, and torso to tap and in what order. Explaining how to open your energetic system to EFT treatment for fast and long-lasting results, she reveals how the energy psychology practice of tapping can be applied to any area of your life but is particularly effective for emotional and psychological conditions, including panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, anger, jealousy, and phobias, such as stage fright or fear of flying, providing immediate results in many cases. She also shows how this method can treat chronic pain, nausea, and headaches; alleviate insomnia and nightmares; assist physical healing from illness; encourage the release of painful memories; boost self-confidence; support weight loss; and improve concentration. The author explains how tapping can be done anywhere, offering both the full tapping protocol, which only takes a few minutes, and a short-form version, which takes less than a minute, for acute issues. Including remarkable success stories of EFT in practice, this comprehensive guide to tapping shows how the solution to many of life's problems is at your fingertips.
Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand--as a therapeutic medical science. Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.
Shiatsu is the ancient Japanese art of finger pressure massage and, just like acupuncture, it aims to identify and treat the 8 meridians of the human body by applying pressure and stimulation in order to treat a wide variety of human ailments and lethargies. The 8 meridians were known even in ancient times, but no one really knew fully their significance in putting right major imbalances. In ESSENTIAL SHIATSU, experienced Shiatsu master Yuichi Kawada brings this ancient art up-to-date and fully explains and illustrates the first ever full mapping of the 'new' meridians and offers instruction on how to stimulate them with hand pressure and stretching. The psycho-somatic connection of illness is explained and the book features a comprehensive list of ailments and suggested Shiatsu treatments. The author also provides reassuring and inspiring case histories which show how the treatment has been effective in treating real life cases.
Simple and fast-acting self-treatment of emotional issues with acupressure points- Illustrates how to quickly treat emotional difficulties arising from acute crises or loss and long-term issues such as depression and anxiety - Explains how to remove the emotional blocks and scars at the root of many common physical ailments, such as eczema, ulcers, and weight gain - Provides guidance on treating others, including babies and children, and daily treatment routines to combat stress and create emotional and energetic balance Does emotion rule you or do you rule your emotions? With five point touch therapy, you can quickly counter negative emotional states as they arise, leaving you better able to cope with a crisis, as well as treat long-term issues such as depression and anxiety. More than just a self-help method, this technique, also called psycho-bio-acupressure (PBA), is also effective for children and babies, particularly for sleep problems and colic. Based on Dr. Delatte's 20 years of research and decades of hands-on practice, PBA works by sequential activation of 5 acupressure points to produce an energetic circuit in the body. This circuit can provide immediate relief from acute negative emotions and, when applied regularly, prevent future emotional overreactions and treat deep-seated destructive emotional states. The book includes 22 five-point sequences for specific emotional issues, such as panic attacks or suppressed anger, and for removing the emotional blocks and scars at the root of many common physical ailments, such as eczema, asthma, and weight gain. Dr. Delatte explains how to combine the 22 sequences to treat more than 70 additional emotional and physical ailments as well as how to use this technique with homeopathy and Bach Flower Therapy for more stubborn conditions. Providing a daily routine of self-treatment to combat stress and balance your energetic centers, this book allows you to take control of your emotions as well as protect and enhance your health.
Up to date revised edition of the acknowledged, definitive guide to Shiatsu.
The UK's most recommended and well used Shiatsu guide has been updated with new material throughout.
Shiatsu literally means 'finger pressure' and is a traditional Japanese massage technique which can rebalance the body and ease both mental and physical tension by applying pressure to the body's energy channels, or meridians.
Fully illustrated, Shiatsu: The Complete Guide appeals to beginners through to practitioners. Chris Jarmey covers all aspects of Shiatsu - the spiritual as well as the practical. Includes:
The concept of Ki or Chi energy
The essential building blocks of Shiatsu in practice
How different parts of the body can be used to transmit energy
How Shiatsu compliments traditional Chinese medicine
In Tapping the Healer Within, Dr. Roger Callahan shows you how to harness the healing power of Thought Field Therapy on your own, to overcome phobias, anxieties, addictions, and other common psychological problems.