Background about Acupressure & Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine (CM) is more than 4000 years old in practice and continual development.
Chinese Medicine covers several different healing modalities:
- Acupressure - Fertility
- Qi Gong and Tai Chi Meditation
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Cupping Therapy
- Tui Na (Chinese Massage)
The main premise of all CM healing modalities is the restoration and maintenance of balance and harmony in body and mind using our inner energy source which is called Qi in Chinese Medicine (sometimes written as 'Chi').
Chinese Medicine modalities also use the Yin / Yang balance principle and treat along the 14 main Meridian lines in the body, plus the extraordinary Vessels and extra acupoints. Sometimes meridians follow blood vessel pathways, sometimes lymph vessel pathways, sometimes neural pathways and sometimes nothing anatomical.
Meridians are channels of communication in the body. If the flow of 'Qi' becomes blocked or depleted then the body loses harmony and illness and disease are the end result.
Environmental influences such as stress, overwork, poor diet, bacterial or viral invasions, weather and lifestyle factors all affect our body's balance.
As a Five Element Acupressure practitioner, Pain Relief Lady, uses certain diagnostic tools to understand your body and mind's state of health & balance and what to treat.
One of the main diagnostic tools in Acupressure are the meridian pulses, felt near the radial artery in your forearm. The pulses are used to diagnose internal organ & blood disorders and it works on a paired organ system - where two organs have a unique physiological bond where function of one affects the other.
In Acupressure the paired organ systems are:
- Liver and Gallbladder
- Kidney and Bladder
- Spleen (plus Pancreas) and Stomach
- Lung and Large Intestine
- Heart and Small Intestine
- Pericardium and Triple Heater
Treatment is individual based on many factors.
- Mood changes such as irritability, anger, depression, anxiety
- Musculoskeletal Aches and Disorders from knee pain to frozen shoulder
- Digestive complaints such as constipation, heartburn, flatulence
- Insomnia, early morning fatigue, frequent waking and other sleep disorders
- Food cravings | Suppress Appetite
- Quit Smoking - addresses cravings, improves the functioning of organs affected by smoking
- Women’s Health Issues - menstrual imbalances, PCOS, menopause
- Hair loss
- Depression | Anxiety
- Neck | Back | Shoulder | Joint Pain
- Kidney & Bladder issues - incontinence, frequent urination etc