I borrowed this book from the library some time ago and learned the immune system series of accupressure points. It has saved me from many colds. As soon as I feel a sore throat or sniffles coming on, I start pressing the points and at least 75% of the time, the cold will go away. I went to borrow the book again from the library for my husband's migraines, asthma, arthritis, and carpal tunnel and discovered it had been stolen. Thank goodness for Amazon, I will soon have my own copy.
This review may be somewhat premature since I am just now ordering the book for myself. However, I would like to share a success story. My mother has suffered from a chronic cough for more than twenty years. She has seen every type of specialist, tried inhalers, cough syrups, pills, diets, and every other kind of treatment that any of these specialists could come up with. And still she coughed - constantly, day and night. My daughter-in-law has this book, found a "potent point" for coughing and showed Mom where to "push" following the illustrations. Now, whenever Mom starts coughing, she applies pressure. Her cough is stopped immediately. Needless to say, her Doctor is amazed, we are thrilled, and to me this one treatment alone is worth 10 stars. I can't wait to receive the book.
Gach has compiled a guide to a method of healing that really works! I have used the methods described in this book for four years in relieving the pain in my lower back. I have progressed from having my back "go out" at least once every ten or twelve months (to the extent that I required bed rest for anywhere from several days to several weeks) to the point where I can now do almost every normal activity without a problem. My back has not "gone out" over the past four years. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking an effective method of pain management.
Also ich bin/ war absoluter Anfänger in diesem Gebiet. Es wird einem auf leicht verständliche Art erklärt wie man Acupressur bei sich selber anwenden kann, ohne sich zu sehr im Detail zu verlieren. Wenn man es hat , kann man 10 Seite später schon Anfangen sich zu behandeln.
I experience sciatica pain, severe muscle tension, and migraine headaches. This book has provided me with exercises and self-treatments that allow me to continue pursuing the active lifestyle I enjoy. A little time invested in acupressure saves a great deal of discomfort and pain, all without the use of OTC and prescription drugs.
I opened this book to the page on carpal tunnel syndrome and within 5 minutes of doing one simple exercise, my hand felt better than it had in 4 years! Easy to read format, great layout and very thorough!
I found this book to be a very accessible, user-friendly handbook for anyone interested in developing their ability to support and maintain their health and well-being. Exceptionally easy to find your way around, Part I introduces the basics of acupressure, and general guidelines for practicing self-acupressure. Part II details techniques for specific ailments, assisted by clear illustrations of points and where to locate them, as well as photographs showing how to use pressure on them. There are appendices with charts in the back summarizing all the points and cross-referenced to each chapter where they are utilized. Over a period of time, the reader gradually becomes more familiar with the points, and adept at locating and using them. I have definitely found the recommended treatments helpful.
We use this book on a very regular basis for minor ailments such as menstrual cramps and headaches, and for more serious ailments such as anxiety and a recent gallbladder surgery. The introductory remarks to each chapter are warm and sincere, and convey the real-world application of the exercises that follow. As with most things in life, the more you patience and practice you apply, the more you will benefit. Mr. Gach's writing displays his sincere warmth, knowledge, and desire to help others.
After you read through this book and put some of its techniques into practice, you will wonder how you ever got along without it. Covering a wide range of common ailments, it describes each point and its uses, and gives good instructions on finding them both from diagrams and lots of photos. Even if you're sceptical, buy this book!
I often refer to this book (it goes with me in my bag whether to a party, office or wherever. The information has proved to be very sound. It doesn't cover the diagnostics of TCM, but is a practical guide to working with acupuncture points.