Acupressure (Acupuncture without needles)

Common ailments that can be treated with acupressure

Abdominal pain or bloating, Acute viral infection, ADHD, Acne, Anger Angioneurotic Edema, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety Attacks, Arthritis (Osteo, Rheumatoid or Lupus), Ascites, Asthma, Backache, Blood Disorders, Haemorrhoids, Blocked Sinuses, Blurred Vision, Bronchitis, Bulimia, Celiac Sprue, Constipation, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Cold Sores, Coughs, Cramps, Crohns’ Disease, Depression, Diarrhoea, Diverticultis, Dizziness, Dysentery, Dysmenorrhoea, Ear Ache, Eczema, Epilepsy, Epstein-Barr Virus, Facial Palsy, Fainting Spells, Fibromyalgia, Hypoglycaemia, Heartburn, High Blood Pressure, Hives, Hodgkin’s Disease, Immune Deficiency Disorders, Indigestion, Infertility, Insomnia, Kidney Infections, Laryngitis, Leukaemia, Lung Congestion, Mastitis,  Migraines, Mood Swings, Muscular Atrophy / Dystrophy, Mellitus, Nausea, Nightmares, Pains anywhere in the body, Phobias, PMS, Psoriasis, Sciatic neuralgia, Tinnitus, Toothache, Vertigo, plus thousands of others.

A brief history of acupressure and how it works

This is one of the oldest recorded therapies, and has been practised for at least 5000 years, and is the third most popular natural treatment for pain and illness in the world, known to successfully treat over 3000 conditions.

The Nei Ching (or Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) is the earliest known text on acupuncture written between 2697 and 2596 BC, during the reign of Emperor Huang Ti, and is infact one of the oldest documents on medicine.

Acupressure was unknown in Europe until the 17th century, and not officially practiced until 1928 when Souile De Morant, a Frenchman who specialised in Chinese culture translated many of these ancient documents. It still wasn’t widely used until the 1970’s when the World Health Organisation carried out tests for pain relief and found it worked.

The principles of this treatment are the same as acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles, working on the meridian system. According to Traditional (Modern) Chinese Acupuncture, these are a set of 29 energy ‘Chi’ lines consisting of 12 pairs and 5 individual, although if you go back to Pre-Communistic China there are 78 Qi lines. That are named after the internal organ they pass through, a blockage in a meridian will not affect the organ, but dis-ease in the organ will affect the energy line. When you experience, pain or discomfort, it indicates an energy blockage. These energy lines run 24/7 taking roughly 2 hours to follow each of the pairs. These are:-

3 am till 5 am.        Lung (Grief, deep sadness)
5 am till 7 am.        Large Intestine (Letting go)
7 am till 9 am.        Stomach (Worry or over thinking (thought loop))
9 am till 11 am.       Spleen (Negative intentions)
11 am till 1 pm.       Heart (Lack of Joy or too much joy (hyperactive) and certain hard drugs)
1 pm till 3 pm.        Small Intestine (Cleansing)
3 pm till 5 pm.        Bladder (Fear or lack of fear)
6 pm till 7 pm.        Kidney (Fear, aspects relating to children and growth, lack of fear and sexual problems)
7 pm till 9 pm.        Pericardium (Lack of joy)
9 pm till 11 pm.      Triple Heater (imbalances of Yin / Yang)
11 pm till 1 am.      Gall Bladder (Anger that is turned inwards, people who don’t fight back but take it all internally)
1 am till 3am.        Liver (Frustrations and depression and boundaries)

It is only when you look at the individual points along each line individually or collectively, that are blocked can you diagnose more specific internal illnesses.