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Acupressure's Potent Points
A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments
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Michael Reed Gach
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Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers

With your hands you have potential to relieve everyday aches, pains, and ailments without taking drugs, to improve your health, and to increase your vitality. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to stimulate key points on the skin that, in turn, activate the body's natural self-healing processes. With this book, it is a skill you can learn now -- and use in your own home.

In Acupressure i Potent Points, Michael Reed Gach, founder and director of the Acupressure Institute of America, reveals simple techniques that enable you to relieve headaches, arthritis, colds and flu, insomnia, backaches, hiccups, leg pain, hot flashes, depression, and more using the power and sensitivity of your own hands.

Written in clear, accessible language, with more than 400 photographs and easy-to-follow line drawings, Acupressure's Potent Points includes:

  • keys to pressure-point locations and instructions on how to apply pressure safely and effectively
  • step-by-step exercises in each chapter
  • a five-minute acupressure wellness program
  • a chart to help you document your health progress
  • tips on living and eating well
  • and much more
This practical guide covers more than forty ailments and symptoms, from allergies to wrist pain, providing pressure-point maps and exercises to relieve pain and restore function. Acupressure complements conventional medical care, and enables you to take a vital role in becoming well and staying well. With this book you can turn your hands into healing tools and start feeling great now.

Michael Reed Gach has been a growing influence in the health field for more than a decade. He effectively promotes self-healing and wellness through the gentle but potent art of acupressure. Acupressure's Potent Points is well informed, sensitively written, and easy to follow. This is an excellent book that can be used regularly to help relieve a headache, improve sleep, or just energize the body. It belongs on every family's bookshelf
--Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., author of Age Wave and Bodymind

A faithful and thoroughly incisive book on the ancient art of healing. With clarity and inspiring instructions, this is a welcome gift for all who seek health and well-being
--Chungliang Al Huang author of Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain and Quantum Soup