You are on page 1of 15

OBJECTIVES DEFINITION (History Overview,

Importance/Benefits

) CHARACTERISTICS POINTS TO REMEMBER DOS AND DONTS in Acupressure TECHNIQUES in PRESSING FIRST 2 MERIDIANS MAJOR BODY ORGANS PRESSURE POINTS (Locations and Benefits)

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

was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago.


is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. It involves placing physical pressure, by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices, on different pressure points on the surface of the body. with pressure, needles, or heat triggers the release of endorphins, which are the neurochemicals that relieve pain is based on the Chinese belief of Yin and Yang. it is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, 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

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

If

client has a full stomach; wait for 1-2 hours When clients 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. Take the clients BP 3. Diagnose Basic acupressure technique for blockage 4. 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, using the other hand Repeat for 4 6 times

Very

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

1.

Governing Vessel starts at upper lip to back head / body Perineum


Conception Vessel starts at lower lip front perinuem - if there is Pain upon pressure, there is an obstruction in vessel or channels

2.

The Governing Meridian Vessel

The Conception meridian vessel

HAND SUPINE POSITION


.Lung Meridian 1 inch below clavicle pass upper extremity (arm) thumb (R&L) 2. Pericardium Meridian 3 inches below clavicle Middle finger 3. Heart Meridian before armpit small finger
1

HAND PRONE POSITION


Small Intestines front of ear neck, arm small finger 2.Triple Burner Heater Meridian 1 inch away from ear neck - arm ring finger 3. Large Intestine Bottom of ear neck arm thumb
1.

Starting point THIGHS (lower extremeties) R & L

Stomach facing front middle of thigh- moving down to big toe 2. Spleen Meridian back of thigh- 1 inch to side 2nd toe 3. Liver Meridian (start knees)1 inch back of knees Big Toe 4. Kidney Meridian (back of knees) Popliteal-plantar (mid) portion of foot 5. Gall Bladder (front) Middle of thigh 4th toe 6. Urinary Bladder Middle of Buttocks Heels (right and left)

1.