OBJECTIVES DEFINITION (History Overview

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Importance/Benefits

) CHARACTERISTICS POINTS TO REMEMBER DO’S AND DON’TS in Acupressure TECHNIQUES in PRESSING FIRST 2 MERIDIANS MAJOR BODY ORGANS PRESSURE POINTS (Locations and Benefits)

major body organs and pressure points.) Determine the characteristics and points to remember for acupressure.) Review the basic anatomy and physiology. 2.) Familiarize on the points to remember while doing this procedure. 5. 3. 4.) Apply the necessary techniques in pressing the first two meridians. the students will be able To: 1.) Identify what is acupressure. .OBJECTIVES At the end of the 25 minute discussion and teaching demonstration .

which are the neurochemicals that relieve pain is based on the Chinese belief of Yin and Yang. needles. with pressure.  was developed in Asia over 5. It involves placing physical pressure. or with the aid of various devices. elbow.    . is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. by hand. on different pressure points on the surface of the body. it is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments. or heat triggers the release of endorphins.000 years ago. and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system.

 No medicines / equipment needed  No side effects. no complications  Could be done for all age groups  Could develop good resistance against diseases .

short nails.sitting up/lying down Apply pressure during exhalation Clothing – thin. firm surface Position of the therapist – standing or sitting client . mastery of techniques Press at the correct Meridian Line and proper length of time Observe client’s reaction Treat client for only 30-45 minutes No lotions. comfortable Therapist – clean hands. alcohol or powder during treatment (as slippery hands prevent hitting the correct pressure points)      . loose.    Should be done on a flat. relaxed.

 If client has a full stomach. wait for 1-2 hours  When client’s stomach is empty  Not done on drug dependents  Not done when there is a fracture  Not done on persons with serious illnesses  Not done on persons with contagious diseases  Not done on persons who have had recent surgery  Not done on persons who have inflamed/ swollen areas .

 Before doing the acupressure 1. Orient the client  2. using the other hand  Repeat for 4 – 6 times  . Diagnose – Basic acupressure technique for blockage  4. Take the client’s BP  3. Treat – acupressure Prepare Hands – “Exercise”  Press one hand against the other with palms flat and all the fingers together  Press one hands against the other with the thumbs separated from the other fingers  Bend fingers back on each hand.

hard surfaces of the body) . Very light – infants = 1 second  Light – children / adults = 3 seconds  Pleasant – normal = 5 seconds  Strong = 10 secs (for back. thighs.

Governing Vessel – starts at upper lip to back head / body – Perineum Conception Vessel – starts at lower lip – front – perinuem . . there is an obstruction in vessel or channels  2. 1.if there is “Pain” upon pressure.

The Governing Meridian Vessel .

The Conception meridian vessel .

Urinary Bladder – Middle of Buttocks – Heels (right and left) 1.arm – ring finger 3.moving down to big toe 2. .1 inch to side – 2nd toe 3. Pericardium Meridian – 3 inches below clavicle – Middle finger 3. Large Intestine – Bottom of ear – neck – arm – thumb 1. arm – small finger 2. Liver Meridian – (start knees)1 inch back of knees – Big Toe 4.Triple Burner – Heater Meridian – 1 inch away from ear –neck . Kidney Meridian – (back of knees) – Popliteal-plantar (mid) portion of foot 5. Gall Bladder – (front) Middle of thigh – 4th toe 6. Heart Meridian – before armpit – small finger 1  HAND PRONE POSITION Small Intestines – front of ear – neck. Spleen Meridian – back of thigh. HAND SUPINE POSITION .  Starting point – THIGHS (lower extremeties) R & L Stomach – facing front – middle of thigh.Lung Meridian – 1 inch below clavicle – pass upper extremity (arm) – thumb (R&L) 2.

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