Thursday, 19 September 2013

What is acupressure and how does it work?

Many of our testimonials are from people who were pretty skeptical until they found our ring working. In one recent review, Donna Pinnell says “I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at first, how could this little ring stop my snoring but it has.”

This we hear a lot, but if you understand a bit more about the science behind acupressure and life itself you can begin to understand how this ring works.

What is acupressure and how does it work?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to provide healing, pain relief, and relief from other symptoms and illnesses. It is based on the concept of a person's energy, or life force. The theory is that we have energy or chi running through the body along pathways called meridians. I say theory because only until recently they haven’t been able to scientifically prove this. But recent developments in technology such as stereo-microscope photographs and electron microsopy have given us the closest proof that we do indeed have meridians. In the study in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine moxibustion and infrared thermography were used to trace meridian pathways. The picture below shows the stereomicroscopic image of acupuncture/acupressure meridians:

Russian researchers from The Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Novosibirsk USSR found in 1991 after several years of study how the human body conducts light. They found that the light conducting ability of the human body exists only along these very meridians, and can enter and exit only along the acupuncture/acupressure points.  




According to Chinese philosophy the body contains two opposing forces, yin and yang. When these are in balance the body is healthy, but where there is a block in the flow of energy (chi) we can suffer discomfort or even disease. To release this blocked energy, pressure is applied to an acupoint. With regards to our snoring ring, the aupoints which are pressed via the ring to enable the flow of energy are the SI2 (Small intestine 2) & HT9 (Heart Meridian 9).




The goal of acupuncture/acupressure is to establish healthy body function by restoring the natural circulation of energy. Acupressure and acupuncture is essentially manipulation of bodily energy as it flows through the meridian system. These meridians form a complex, multilevel network which connects various areas of the body.  All of these meridian systems work together to assure the flow and distribution of energy throughout the body, this in turn helps to controls all bodily functions making us healthy. When an organ or system is not balanced, a point on the skin can be stimulated through pressure, suction, heat, or needle insertion, which in turn affects the circulation of chi which then affects related internal organs and systems.

Have you ever heard of someone with a headache pressing a spot on their hand and the headache goes away?  Many headaches are caused by a tightness and stiffness in the neck and face muscles that inhibit blood circulation. When you stimulate the pressure points it helps to relax the muscles and  increase blood circulation, which in turn relieves the headache.

There was a time when people did not believe in bacteria until they saw it under a microscope. Now with biological thermodynamics (the study of energy transformation) we are starting prove meridians exist. 

After thousands of years of practice, we know that acupuncture and acupressure works, but the West is still trying to understand why. We believe it is only a matter of time before the West really sit up, take notice and embrace alternative medicines such as acupressure.


Sources:
http://www.examiner.com/article/new-scientific-breakthrough-proves-why-acupuncture-works
http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?Id=1087
http://www.acupuncture.com/

 



Try the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring today and join the thousands of people who are getting a good nights sleep thanks to acupressure.

      








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