Trouble sleeping, sensitive stomach, headaches, joint problems, allergies: Sensory ailments such as these have been steadily increasing in Western countries for decades. Acupressure--massage along the body's meridians in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine--can effectively prevent and treat all of these disorders, and more. The Acupressure Atlasis a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide that demonstrates how acupressure techniques activate and accelerate the body's self-healing powers to alleviate many health problems, including even the common cold. Acupressure confers a holistic health benefit that prevents disorder from arising by harmonizing and balancing the body's energies. It is particularly suited to self-treatment, the treatment of a partner, and especially the treatment of children. Along with an introduction to the origins and principles of traditional Chinese medicine, The Acupressure Atlasprovides the most important basic techniques as well as step-by-step instructions, illustrated in full color, of the practical and specific information needed to put the healing techniques of acupressure at your fingertips.
Bernard C. Kolster, M.D., is a physical therapist and doctor. He has written a number of books on acupressure and reflexology in German and is the author in English of Partner Massage and Look After Your Back. Astrid Waskowiak, M.D., is a doctor and medical scientific editor. She writes about general medicine, natural healing methods, and medical tips for travelers. Drs. Kolster and Waskowiak are also the coauthors, in English, of The Reflexology Atlas. They live in Germany.
Preface Introduction Activating Body and Life Energies Naturally Preventive Approaches of Chinese Medicine The Basics of Acupressure The Origins and Principles of Acupressure Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians: The Body's Energy Pathways How Acupressure Works Using Acupressure Acupressure Step by Step Applying Acupressure Preparation The Basic Techniques Ground Rules for Treating Yourself or a Partner Moxibustion Acupressure on Different Parts of the Body Targeting Ailments with Acupressure Sleep Problems, Headaches, Fatigue Sleep Problems Headaches and Migraines Fatigue Breathing Problems Bronchitis and Bronchial Asthma Sinus Ailments Colds and the Flu Problems in the Urogenital System Menstrual Problems and Premenstrual Syndrome Urinary Tract Infections Problems in the Digestive Tract Digestive Problems Gastrointestinal Problems Motion Sickness and Nausea Problems in the Musculoskeletal System Neck Pain Back Pain/Lumbago Tennis Elbow Wellness Massage The Head and Neck Massage Relaxation Exercises Whole-Body Massage Appendix Overview of Acupressure Points The Skeletal and Meridian Systems: Illustrations Glossary Resources Bibliography Index