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How Acupressure Works

acupressure self healing by Dr. Mao Shing Ni

By Dr. Mao Shing Ni

How would you like to heal yourself by simply using your own hands?
That is exactly what this article series is about: tapping into the Eastern wisdom of activating specific energy points to help you heal and increase your vitality.
The first article will give you a basic foundation and philosophy for using acupressure to increase your health and longevity. Part 2 gives you tips for performing acupressure. Part 3 will give you eight very powerful points for healing a variety of health complaints, and Part 4 showcases the most effective points for treating many other common conditions and ailments. Read more...

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some of the best exercises to ensure a longer, healthier, more active life?

A: There are several aspects about physical activity that play a role in a longer and healthier life. Movement is essential for proper metabolism and energy circulation. Our cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory systems rely on movement to help with circulation of blood and extra cellular waste transport.

Movement of muscles, joints, and tendons promote renewal and circulation.



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