Science is continually showing that the use of basic physiology support with nutrients and/or herbs can have positive outcomes in regards to the treatment of various disease processes.

This is great!!! However, this is where our clinic viewpoint of disease varies wholeheartedly from this accepted norm. We attempt to follow the principles found in the historic application of Nature Cure. Below you will find the treatments we offer you to bring your body into whole health.

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body.Acupressure is is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centers in the body. Chinese cultures believe the points to be junctures of meridian pathways that carry energy called chi. Western scientists have also mapped out and proven the existence of these points using electrical devices.Acupressure massage therapy stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. Some of the acupressure points are significant as they relate to a specific part of the body while others are more general in their effect.Acupressure can help alleviate ailments such as tension,stress, aches and pains,arthritis or menstrual cramps. Acupressure can also be used for general preventative health care.

What is the Purpose of Acupressure?

The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate the body’s own recuperative powers by stimulating the various points on the body. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissue. The accumulation of toxins causes stiffness throughout the body. Stiffness in muscles puts abnormal pressure on nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. The pressure on blood and lymph vessels affect both skeletal systems and internal organ functioning.

Acupressure can help alleviate:

Pain, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, toothache, dizziness, menstrual pain, digestive disorders including diarrhea, nausea, constipation, morning sickness, motion sickness, stress and tiredness.

In all cases, acupressure massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.

How is Acupressure Performed?
Acupressure is usually given in a similar fashion to traditional massage. Points on the body are massaged using finger or thumb, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular motion with a medium pressure. Massages last between 5 and 15 minutes.Some of the most common acupressure techniques are: Rubbing, Kneading, Percussion and Vibration. Fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet are often used to massage other parts of the body.Acupressure can be performed sitting, standing or lying down.

Method of Treatment  
Therapist must cut and shorten the nails of his fingers so that they do not touch the patient’s skin while applying pressure.

Support with other hand or fingers should be given on the reverse side of the area over which pressure s being applied, so that there is no unwanted movement of the patient’s foot.
Pressure for a longer time over a single point should be avoided. Degree of pressure should be such that the patient can bear it pleasantly, without a feeling of torture due to excessive pressure.

 Excessive deep pressure over a point creates an anesthetic effect. If your last tooth on right side is paining and if you apply deep pressure for about a minute over the tip of your last small finger of right hand you will fell anesthetic relief in your toothache temporarily. But this is not cure.

Medium pressure stimulates the organ, while hard pressure sedates. Delicate nerve endings and blood-carrying capillaries just below the skin get damaged or burst due to excessive pressure producing dark spots on the skin.

Both the feet should be treated even though the problem may be on one side of the body only. Particularly for Sciatica pain, complete cure will not be possible unless both the feet and hand are treated.