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Does accupressure and accupuncture work?

Discussion in 'Acupressure' started by Manchild1995, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Manchild1995

    Manchild1995 New Member

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    I'm an A-Level student and am studying different physiotherapy techniques and treatments for a project and I have not experienced accu-pressure or accupuncture which are two of the many treatments I need to find out about. If anyone has any knowledge or experiences of these treatments please may you inform me what it was like and what was done in the process of the treatment?
    Thank You
     
  2. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    I have no personal experience - but I do know there is good scientific evidence that pressure on the P6 accupressure point (inside the wrist) can relieve nausea and vomiting. So anyone who has used 'sea-bands' for travel sickness has used accupressure. The evidence is so good that the bands are rouitnely used in hospital for people who suffer severe sickness either during pregnancy or after surgery

    Hope that is helpful
     
  3. Jabba The Hut

    Jabba The Hut Well-Known Member

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    My children both used ACUPRESSURE (one C) bands on their wrists for travel sickness - it worked a treat - having previously been a problem - neither were further affected either in the car or when we had to go by ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge (regular trip - always really bad sea swell).

    As far as I am concerned, it was only thing that stopped regular migraine attacks - after just two treatments. For years I had been on medication. I occasionally have a break-through attack, but know when it is coming, as I suffer quite alarming visual disturbance - so I book in with my acupuncturist and he stops it in its tracks! I have also had treatment for back pain - no requirement for pain meds after initial treatment.

    As for what it was like and what was done - for the migraine: I was seated, and the doctor (GP who has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, not just a 3 day acupuncture course!!) put needles into points along my cervical spine, in my ears, my temples, above the bridge of my nose, cheeks - hands, and feet! I was then left to sit and read a book for about 40 minutes. He came back twice during this time, to move the needles (which felt a bit nippy, but nothing I couldn't cope with) and it took him seconds to remove them all. He repeated this a week later, and (I'm touching wood) I have had no problems since (about 8 years).

    I did not use acupressure during pregnancy even though I know it would have helped - I spent weeks in hospital due to sickness - it was a case of simple economics - the treatment was just unaffordable at that time (27/24 years ago)!

    Good luck with your research. What A-Level course are you doing?
     
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  4. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    We used to give the se-bands to any of our ladies who got hyperemesis. And I am duly chastened about my spelling faux pas <hangd head in shame>
     
  5. Jabba The Hut

    Jabba The Hut Well-Known Member

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    I was in a very small, now closed, cottage hospital in the depths of the Scottish countryside ............ acupuncture??? Akin to devil worship!!!!
     
  6. scommstech

    scommstech Active Member

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    I personally think that acupuncture is something of a "black art" By that I mean that it is totally misunderstood and steeped in a sort of folk lore. The Eastern philosophy is sort of accepted without explaining the science behind it. Stimulating meridians, Yin Yan etc.
    Physics is suggesting that our basic building bock is the "string". To me it follows that individual parts of the body would constitute their own string pattern. Maybe, just maybe, the meridians are distribution pathway for the "string's" activating energy (EMF) to be distributed around the body. These pressure points being disbursal points, that if stimulated by pressure or the needle, react by flooding the associated organs with extra energy that is in its self conducive to healing..Any way that's my two penny worth...:)
     
  7. Tashanie

    Tashanie Well-Known Member

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    The philosophy didn't HAVE any science behind it did it?, I presume it was based on what was experienced. Like the chakra system it is very complex and very old and has NO modern science to back it up. But if the concept worked to help healing hey who cares.

    I try to rationalise the chakra system to fit into something that works with my personal paradigms. I cannot just accept it they way others seem to be able to. I just keep telling myself 'it's all about energy' and that is something science DOES understand
     
  8. wolverina

    wolverina New Member

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    Acupresse does work

    I am a fully qualifed acupressure therapist and it really does work, it has even been backed up by modern science and medicine. Acupressure works on the believe that a life force called chi (chee) runs in channels through the body and pressure applied to certain points along these channels can prevent and even relieve illnesses. Modern technology has actually proven the existence of these channels and the flow of "Bio-electral" impulses and the points that are extremely sensitive to it.
    A great example of acupressure in use is ....like people have already said.... the point known as "Inner Gate" (P6) that is in the middle of the wrist for motion sickness. Another is when we sometimes pinch the bridge of our nose when we are stressed or have a headache which is the point known as "Drilling Bamboo" (B2).
    Acupuncture came after Acupressure and just involves needles in the place of the thumb or finger tips used in acupressure so both really do work.
     
  9. dreamer2057

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    I have a lung condition like COPD, do you know of any accupressure points that may help breathing?
     
  10. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    Try points on the Lung meridian points Lu-2, Lu-9. Large Intestine meridian point LI-4. Bladder meridian point BL-13. Other points may be indicated depending on your case history and symptoms.

    You should be able to locate these points from a book or google them.
     
  11. Tracey001

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    I think it works. Im a fan of Dr Bargak. Ive learned so much from his courses. Have anyone here taken any of his courses? He's actually a neurosurgeon that uses acupressure to complement traditional medicine. Google "Try Acupressure".
     

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