Acupressure Points

Needle-free acupressure treatment targets precise pressure points with specialized massage techniques. By addressing specific acupressure points, Chinese medicine expert Dr. Bret Mosher in Poway, CA, can use this treatment to relieve chronic pain, anxiety and depression, nausea, and more.

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An accupressure point in the foot can relieve stress and anxiety when a refined technique is applied.

About Acupressure Points

Ancient Chinese healers mapped hundreds of pressure points in the body, which have been effectively used for acupuncture treatment as well as acupressure. When properly stimulated, these points engage an electrical channel, known as the meridian, which flows through the body, but can be blocked by trauma or injury. Freed energy restores an optimal flow of Qi, which controls healthy body and brain function.

Acupressure appointments are relaxing and pleasant, and can be an excellent alternative for patients who seek to experience the benefits of acupuncture, but prefer to avoid needles.

A carefully selected combination of several acupressure points are used to treat a patient's health concerns. For example, treatment of headache pain or migraines often involves four pressure points, while abdominal pain may be addressed with therapeutic pressure on seven different points.

Some of the most commonly used pressure points include:

  • Large Intestine 4 (LI-4) – Located in the soft webbing that runs between the thumb and forefinger, this point is very effective for treating symptoms of stress, as well as arthritis and a variety of other types of pain. The LI-4 is used to relieve facial, eye, throat, neck, and head pain, as well as digestive issues.
  • Liver 3 (LR-3) – The soft area between the big toe and second toe is also a stress reliever, providing treatment for insomnia and anxiety. It is also effective for menstrual cramps, high blood pressure, and limb pain.
  • Spleen 6 (SP-6) – This point is located about 1.5 inches above the ankle bone on the inside of the leg, below the calf muscle. SP-6 is effective for urologic and pelvic disorders, including menstruation issues and premature ejaculation. It can also treat diarrhea, muscular pain, diseases of the skin, and insomnia.
  • Heart 7 (HT-7) – Located on the inner wrist on the pinky side of the hand, this point can treat heart palpitations, irritability, chest pain, insomnia, mania, and finger numbness.
  • Neiguan (P-6) – Acupressure point P-6 is on the inner arm, three finger widths below the hand. This point is effective in treating nausea and vomiting, and is often used to help chemotherapy patients achieve relief.

Dr. Mosher’s Approach

Dr. Mosher views each patient as wholly unique and deserving of an individualized approach to treatment. He will begin your acupressure appointment with a personal conversation, asking pertinent questions and listening carefully to your answers.

With an extensive background in the Chinese healing, Dr. Mosher can determine a custom acupressure plan for you, designed to target specific acupressure points to treat your pain or other concerns. He can also provide preventative treatments for patients who suffer from seasonal allergies and stress-related conditions.

Acupressure appointments are relaxing and pleasant, and can be an excellent alternative for patients who seek to experience the benefits of acupuncture, but prefer to avoid needles.

Contact Mosher Health

To find out if acupressure treatment is right for you, please contact us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mosher. Mosher Health offers a range of complementary medicine options for patients interested in natural treatments. 

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