Acupressure and Reflexology

Six Pairs of Organ Meridians

There are six pairs of organ meridians plus the central channel pair. It tells you what the partners are, where they go, and the psychological and emotional correlations.

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Meridians

Meridians are channels that deliver qi to all parts of the body. They are often called rivers of life because qi is vital life energy. Because acupressure is wholly based on the qi flow along meridians, you need a solid foundational understanding of meridians.

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Soft Tissue

Soft tissue refers to connective tissue and muscle. Connective tissue is the tissue in the body that provides support to all parts of the body. When we speak of connective tissue in reference to soft tissue, we are referring to cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, the latter being the thin layer of tissue that connects all parts of your body, even holding and supporting your blood vessels and nerves as they travel to every cell.

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Bones

To locate bony landmarks, you need to look at the full body skeleton, front and back. Most of the point locations are referenced to bones and joints, simply because these body parts are easy to identify by feel and are natural landmarks.

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Anatomy Fundamentals

Pressure point therapies are applied to acupoints and reflex points located in meridians and reflex zones. These points aren’t strictly anatomical, but finding them is easier when you know a few key landmarks and just a little anatomy terminology.

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What Acupressure and Reflexology Can Do

The following list looks at a few specific ways in which acupressure and reflexology may be able to help you.

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Yin and Yang: Forces of Health

The yin/yang symbol is the fundamental expression of Eastern medicine and philosophy. It is a circle divided in two - one side is a swirl of black (yin) and the other side is a swirl of white (yang).

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Fundamental Principles of Acupressure and Reflexology

Learning basic acupressure and reflexology is much easier when you understand the fundamental principles. Pressure point therapies don’t work with your body as if it is a machine; they work with your body as an energy system.

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Acupressure and Reflexology Defined

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that entails using an object (generally the hands or arms) to stimulate specific key points on the body with the goal of relieving pain or discomfort.

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