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1 Acupressure Tsung-Jung Ho MD,PHD China Medical University, Taiwan
China Medical University Beigang Hospital, Taiwan

2 What is Acupressure? Acupressure is an ancient healing art
developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago that uses the fingers to press key acupoints on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these acupoints are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force energy (Qi) to aid healing.

3 Acupressure Vs Acupuncture
Acupuncture and acupressure use the same acupoints, but acupuncture use needles, acupressure uses gentle but firm pressure.

4 The Advantages of using acupressure
relieving pain relieving stress reducing tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply strengthens resistance to disease promotes wellness. maintaining good he444alth.

5 Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM based on 2 Yin-Yang 5 Five Phases 8 Eight Trigrams (Bagua) 太極拳 Tai Chi Chuan 五禽戲 Five Animal Play 八段錦 Eight-section brocade exercise Embody 體現 5 5

6 12 Meridian /Channels TCM based on

7 Channels or Meridians --The invisible pathways of Qi--
Chinese use the term “Jing Luo” (經絡) which means: channels, meridian, etc. These are the invisible channels through which Qi circulates throughout the body. The acupressure points (or acupoint as the Chinese term “xue” (穴位) ) are the locations where the Qi of the Channels rises close to the surface of the body.

8 Channels or Meridians --The invisible pathways of Qi--
There are 12 main meridians- -6 Yin are: Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, Kidney, and Pericardium. 6 Yang: Small intestine, Large intestine, Stomach, Gall Bladder, Urinary Bladder, Triple Burnner. And numerous minor ones, which form a network of energy channels. _Each meridian is related to, and named after, an organ or function. There are more than 400 acupoints for different treatment.

9 How to Find The Acupoints
Of the hundreds of acupoints on the body, most either lie under major muscle groups or follow the bone structure, re’siding in the joints or in the hollows of bone. In order to find an acupoint with your hands, concentrate on feeling for a muscular cord or a hollow in the bone structure. Feel for a slight inden’tation or depression between the tendons and muscles at each point. Once you have found a muscular cord, press directly on it; or if you feel a bony hollow, slowly press directly into it.

10 Common Breast Massage side bottom upper nipple

11 The breast area is full of meridians, which link several acupoints
Such as: Spleen, Kidney, Pericardium. Stomach , Gall Bladder 11

12 Message rod There are many acupoints around the breast Such as:

13 How to Press The Acupoint
Often the point is indicated by some degree of soreness upon pressure. If there is extreme sensitivity or pain, gradually decrease the pressure until a balance is achieved between pain and pleasure. – You should find that the initial pain you feel from the finger pressure is simultaneously relieving the illness pain. When you hold the point long enough, the pain will di’minish, indicating that the acupressure is working. After repeated sessions with different depths of pressure, you will begin to feel a pulse at the illness sites; this is a good sign—it means increased circulation. Try to pay attention to the type of pulse you feel.

14 How to Use Acupressure to Relieve Pain
Try to find a comfortable sitting or position, hold the painful part and nearby acupressure points for at least three minutes, Breathing deeply into your abdomen; the breathing helps the points release and enables healing energy to circulate into your illness and throughout your whole body. Relaxation and feeling of well-being will emerge the more you practice self-acupressure as a daily routine. One way to easily find the exact location of an acupoint is to firmly massage the area where you have pain. Because inflammation, tension, or pain often centers on these acupoints.

15 Above mention Common acupressure Advanced acupressure

16 Meridian Direction *like river flow*
Concept 1 Meridian Direction *like river flow* 手三陰Hand-three-Yin is from chest to hand 手三陽Hand-three-Yang is from hand to head 足三陽Foot-three-Yang is from head to heel 足三陰Foot-three-Yin is from heel to chest 16 16

17 Concept 2 Cancer 氣滯血瘀/Qi stagnation and blood stasis
Solution: Qi-Blood re-circulate Clinical principle in TCM 《靈樞‧經脈》篇說:“虛則補之,實則瀉之“ Empty-supply: if qi is empty, we will supply qi Full-release: if qi is full, we will release qi

18 Concept 3 Direction: acupoint Clockwise --------------supply (Qi)
Counter-clockwise-----release (Qi) meridian Follow meridian flow supply (Qi) Go against meridian flow release (Qi)

19 Practice Question 1 If there is a mass found on ST16 acupoint (stomach meridian) ? For meridian , how to do? For acupoint , how to do ?

20 Thanks for your attention
Iron carving in TCM health promotion classroom, CMU, Taiwan Taking in the qi of the sky; Borrowing the force of the earth; Increasing longevity by becoming supple. ~共勉之~ If you have any question , please contact me ; BLOG: TCM_Sport_Med 20 中醫養生之道 20

21 Side effect Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy Target treatment
噁心/N’ausea 嘔吐/Vomit 腹瀉/Diarrhea 酸痛/Pain 掉髮/ Hair loss

22 Auricular (Ear) Therapy
The stimulation of ear acupoints is an effective adjunct therapy for the treatment of conditions such as: Addictions,  Anx’iety,  Post Trau’matic Stress Disorder,  Weight Loss,  Quit Smoking , Chronic Pain,  and  General Health

23 Ear seeds Ear seeds // are small black seeds from the Vacc’aria plant (王不留行) which are attached to a piece of bandage tape. healing protocol 4-6 seeds are placed in the ear, and left in for 6 days. Press/pinch the points several times each day to reinforce your specific



26 Lump 硬塊 補健側 瀉 Supply qi on the Health side , release qi on the sick side 面對表面 When you face the patient, you move your hand in clockwise motion


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