Anyone age 60+ is welcome to enjoy a complimentary 15-minute Acupressure Massage by Dr. Jia Mei Chen, D.C.
Appointments are available one Friday morning per month: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1.
Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to aid relaxation and wellness, and to treat disease. Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. The twelve standard meridians, also called Principal Meridians, are divided into Yin and Yang groups. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with a specific meridian. Acupressure deals with all aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one. It relaxes muscular tension and prevents illness by improving Qi and blood flow. Common Benefits: Relieve stress and tension; provide relief from head, neck, and shoulder aches; increase blood circulation and energy levels.
Self-Care Acupressure Regime:
印堂 Yintang (M-HN-3) “Hall of Impression” corresponds to the area ascribed to the “third eye” by many traditional cultures and has been classified as the location of the upper dantian in many Qi training exercise. The most common use for Yintang is to clams the mind, agitation, anxiety, and insomnia due to over-thinking. It also benefits the nose in the treatment of nasal congestion and discharge, sinus pain, and frontal headache. Location: At the midpoint between the medial extremities of the eyebrows.
**Self-Care acupressure regimen: Pressing on Yintang with index finger, firm pressure for 2 minutes.**