A guide to acupressure treatments for more than 150 common illnesses and conditions
• Shares step-by-step treatment protocols for illnesses such as cold, flu, or digestive problems; chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid disorders; and nervous system and emotional complaints such as depression, shingles, Bell’s palsy, and stage fright
• Includes detailed diagrams of the commonly known and prescribed acupressure points as well as important new acupoints discovered by contemporary Chinese medical researchers
• Explains how acupressure stimulates the body’s natural healing ability
With the simple touch of your fingertips you can quickly and easily bring comfort and relief from pain and illness. In this illustrated guide to acupressure for self-care and care of your loved ones, Roger Dalet, M.D., shares step-by-step treatment protocols for more than 150 diseases and disorders—from illnesses such as cold, flu, or digestive upset to chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and heart problems to nervous system and emotional complaints such as depression, shingles, and Bell’s palsy.
Exploring how acupressure works, the author explains how massaging specific healing points stimulates the body’s own natural healing ability. Within each treatment protocol, he offers guidance on how acupressure can best help the situation—whether it is capable of completely curing a condition or whether it should be used to support other healing modalities. In addition to detailed diagrams of the commonly known and prescribed acupressure points, Dr. Dalet includes important new acupoints discovered by contemporary Chinese medical researchers that address ailments resulting from our more sedentary lifestyles and use of computers, such as obesity and eye strain. He also recommends the most effective options for stimulating the points, including devices for electrical stimulation.
A valuable resource for any home, the acupressure treatments presented in this handbook can provide immediate relief for pain and injuries as well as be used preventively. Most important, they offer an effective method of self-care and a way to provide comfort and relief to ailing loved ones, especially the delicate immune systems of children.
Roger Dalet, M.D. (1935–2015), was a famous French acupuncturist and pneumophysiologist. He practiced medicine for more than thirty years and taught acupuncture at the Homeopathic Center of France and at the Beaujon Hospital. Alongside his professional practice, he devoted himself to numerous research works on acupuncture. He rose to fame by publishing Supprimez vous-même vos douleurs par simple pression d'un doigt [Take Your Pain Away with the Touch of a Finger], a book that has sold more than 2 million copies in French and has been translated into 22 languages.