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Acupressure

Acupressure is just one of a number of Asian bodywork therapies (ABT) with roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). 

Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupoints, or acupressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels, in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. It is through these channels that vital energy flows -- or a life force called qi (ch'i). These 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body. The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain, and then connect to an organ associated with a certain meridian. Acupressure Treatment generally involves manually pressing and holding acupoints along these meridians. I often use a special device called the "pointer excel II" designed to find and electronically stimulate acupressure points, and/or use weighted Tuning Forks directly on these points to restore balance and stimulate the flow of energy.

Auriculotherapy

Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear)  to treat pain and medical conditions of the body.  Practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat pain, addictions and internal disorders with excellent results. Whether used in conjunction with another treatment or by itself, auriculotherapy is often effective when other treatments have failed. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive and has no known side effects.
Auriculotherapy has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Just as this ancient healing art defines acupuncture points on the body for treatment of various conditions, similar points are defined on the ear. These points can be manually stimulated or electronically stimulated with the stimplus pro.
Electrical stimulation of these points has the advantage of also providing electrical detection of active points for precise treatment.
After treatment, ear seeds (small round gold or silver balls attached to clear tape) can be applied to the ears allowing treatment to continue for 3 to 5 days.


Other uses of acupressure

Acupressure can be easily combined with yoga and other modalities to help increase flexibility and facilitate the flow of vital life force energy. "ear seeds" can also be applied to acupoints on the body to allow continued stimulation of acupoints throughout the day.

"Ear Seeds" being applied to acupoints on the ear