Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure
TRY ACUPRESSURE TO RELIEVE SYMPTOMS OF ADDICTION
There are several ways to do acupressure, and you’ll need to try different methods to discover what feels best to you. Acupuncture points are about 0.5 mm diameter, so you’ll have to be precise if you want good effect. If your fingers or hands get tired while trying to apply acupressure, you can use a prop like a the rubber eraser of a pencil, a golf ball or a blunt object that is at least 3-4 mm thick.
Basically, there are two main principles in acupressure. You reinforce a pressure point to bring energy to it, or you reduce a pressure point to remove energy blocks. You can reinforce and reduce the same acupressure points to both bring energy and remove energy blockage. They don’t cancel each other out.
To reduce an acupressure point, continually press and move your index finger (or another finger if you get tired) in a counterclockwise circles on the point. To reinforce a pressure point, you can apply firm pressure using your fingers, palms, or knuckles to a pressure point for one to several minutes. Or, you can rub the pressure point vigorously to increase circulation to the area. You can also try to quick tap a pressure point with your fingertips or fist to stimulate the muscles. To get a full effect, apply pressure for at least 30 seconds; preferably 1-2 minutes is best.
Anxiety: 16, 19, 36, 40, 43
Common Cold: 4, 17, 52, 59
Fatigue: 24, 31, 36, 59
Greater body efficiency: 36, 45, 56
Headache – general: 1, 50, 58, 59
Headache – forehead: 1, 59
Headache – top of head: 42, 49
Headache – temples: 2, 58
Headache – back of head: 42, 50
Insomnia: 16, 19, 40, 43, 55
Stress & emotional imbalance: 16, 19, 20, 36, 40, 55
Quit smoking: 5, 17, 20, 36, 45
Quit drinking alcohol: 4, 16, 19, 36, 40