The most important point for shoulder tension

This Jin Shin Jyutsu point — Safety Energy Lock #3 (SEL #3) — is a major point for releasing shoulder tension. I call it the “coat hanger” point. To locate it, curve the fingers of one hand as if they were the top of a coat hanger. Then hang your… Read more“The most important point for shoulder tension”

How to locate and hold acupressure points

Let me start with a discussion of how to locate the acupressure points used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The first thing to know about holding acupressure points is that you shouldn’t worry excessively about finding the exact location. Because acupuncturists insert needles below the skin and need to be… Read more“How to locate and hold acupressure points”

Acupressure Self-Help for Stress (2)

Thera Cane® Shiatsu Massage  Using the Thera Cane  Upper Body Sequence  Lower Body Sequence Holding Acupressure Points  How do I hold acupressure points?  Individual points for memory, muscle cramps, insomnia, and more  Points for the eyes  Deepening the breath, lifting the spirits  Anxiety about public speaking Return to Complete Table… Read more“Acupressure Self-Help for Stress (2)”

Acupressure Self-Help for Stress (1)

Movement Practices  Tui Na Acupressure Self Massage  Tracing the Three Yang Meridians  Eight Silken Movements  Three Qigong Movements for Long Life Return to Complete Table of Contents Movement Practices Tui Na Acupressure Self Massage (I’ve updated this information in a recent illustrated post, Tui Na Acupressure Self Massage.) Use this… Read more“Acupressure Self-Help for Stress (1)”

Asian Therapies Overview

Here’s what you can find on this site about Asian therapies: What Are Asian Therapies? — Overview of working with the body’s energy or chi Types of Asian Bodywork — Quick summary of Acupressure, Tui Na, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Five Elements Acupressure and Shiatsu More detail: What Is Acupressure? What… Read more“Asian Therapies Overview”

What Is Asian Bodywork?

Asian bodywork uses gentle hand and finger pressure along the body’s energy channels. The objective is to restore and balance the flow of energy throughout the body. There are many forms of Asian bodywork, some well known (Shiatsu), some obscure (Seiki Soho). What they have in common is their foundation… Read more“What Is Asian Bodywork?”