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A touch of healing : words from a veteran acupressure practicioner

Since the beginning of civilization, there has always been a relentless drive to better our quality of life. Throughout history, man has moved from pinnacle to pinnacle of research and technology in a never-ending quest to enhance our daily experiences and respond to our needs. Our health, for one, benefits from this constant drive. Management of ailments and disease has increased life expectancy as well as quality of life throughout the world.

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How to use baoding balls

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Traditional baoding balls are metal balls small enough to hold in one hand. They are also known as Chinese health balls, Chinese meditation balls, Chinese medicine balls. Baoding balls are used by rotating two or more balls repeatedly in the hand. Intended to improve finger dexterity, relax the hand, or aid in the recovery of muscle strength and motor skills after surgery. Nowadays boading balls come in various sizes and materials, such as wood, plastic or stone.

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What is acupressure?

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“Acupressure [from Latin acus “needle” (see acuity) + pressure (n.)] is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.” Continue reading What is acupressure?