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Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

Synthia Andrews, Bobbi Dempsey

ISBN: 978-1-118-05153-5

Feb 2011

360 pages

$12.99

Description

Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you

Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch

Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being.

  • Understand basic healing principles
  • Relieve your specific aches and pains

  • Boost your immune system

  • Address age-related ailments

  • Find professional help

Introduction 1

Part I: Touching on the Basics of Acupressure and Reflexology 7

Chapter 1: Acupressure and Reflexology Essentials 9

Chapter 2: Healing Yourself or a Loved One 25

Chapter 3: The Terrain: Bones, Muscles, Meridians, and Reflex Zones 45

Chapter 4: Technique: The Healing Touch 73

Chapter 5: Professional Help Wanted? 93

Part II: Promoting Emotional and Physical Wellness 105

Chapter 6: Maintaining Good Health 107

Chapter 7: Balancing Emotions for Well-Being 117

Chapter 8: Treating Emotional Upset 131

Part III: Where Does It Hurt? Treating Common Aches and Ailments 153

Chapter 9: Putting Your Best Foot Forward 155

Chapter 10: Healing the Leg and Hip Regions 167

Chapter 11: Relieving Backaches 181

Chapter 12: Relief for Hurting Heads (And Pains in the Neck) 191

Chapter 13: Lending a Hand (And Arm and Shoulder, Too!) 209

Chapter 14: Time for a Gut Check 223

Chapter 15: Chest-Related Care and Considerations 233

Part IV: Addressing Specific Needs and Concerns 247

Chapter 16: Age-Related Treatments 249

Chapter 17: Especially for Women 269

Chapter 18: Fighting Colds, Preventing Illness, and Relieving Some Chronic Conditions 291

Part V: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 19: Ten Myths and Misconceptions About Acupressure and Reflexology 307

Chapter 20: Ten Ways Acupressure and Reflexology Can Enrich Your Life 311

Appendix: Resources 315

Index 323