Acupressure Tap Technique

By AltMed1-Peggy  

 

Acupuncture can be a wonderful remedy for many conditions. It’s one of the oldest healing practices in the world.

 

Studies investigating its effectiveness for knee pain, lower back pain, cancer pain, alcohol addiction, chronic stress, polycystic ovary syndrome, asthma, allergies, and other ailments have been mixed, according to Research Results posted on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine website. 

 

How it works:

 

A trained acupuncturist inserts super-fine acupuncture needles at “meridians” or acupuncture points where energy flow may be blocked or stagnant to elevate spirits, ease pain, and promote healing. The needles are so thin that they’re barely noticeable when inserted just under the skin.

 

There’s also a no-needle version called acupressure that works on the same principles, but instead of using needles to stimulate acupuncture points, pressure is applied with fingers, thumbs and hands. 

 

Yet another variation uses tapping instead of needles or fingers to activate the same acupuncture points. It’s designed for do-it-yourselfers—people who want to learn how to use these techniques on their own to manage their own health concerns.

 

If you’re interested in trying it, check out the 20-something how-to demonstration video that expert Gina Green has uploaded to YouTube.com. They show  exactly how to use the techniques for various problems. Green’s  instructions are clear, direct, and easy to swallow.

 

I believe many of her techniques work. What do you think?

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 14, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    I have done acupressure massage on myself everyday for years. Thanks for the links to the tapping acupressure videos.

  2. Posted May 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I just learned about the effects tapping, specifically, has on patients with PTSD. Are you familiar with transcendental meditation? That, too, is starting to get some traction for treatment of PTSD. If you’d like to write about that, I have a few contacts for you. The group I worked with expects to be working soon with the VA on some research. Might be something to cover at some point in the future.

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