Remember that under the heading 'treating ailments' you can view how acupressure massage
integrates with other forms of massage and bodywork in relieving common complaints
A Cun (Tzun)
|There are different ways to measure cuns. We will look at two of the most common ones.Flex the middle finger of the recipient, the distance between the crease of the first phalanx and the second one is considered a cun (acu 1)|
Most of the techniques shown are to be applied using the tips of the thumbs, in delicate areas of the body such as the abdomen always use a light pressure. Occasionaly you can use the tips of the middle fingers.
Tonification - When we need
to give energy to a particular area we use a tonification technique.
We use tonification when there is debility and lack of energy.
Sedation or Dispersion - We use these
techniques when we need to soothe and calm down either a state
of tension such as insomnia or relief a painful condition. We
also use them when we need to 'disperse' an accumulation of a
pathogenice factor that we need to get rid of such as mucous
in the lungs, or a cold that we need to remove from the body.
If there is a condition of debility such as weak lungs that needs to be tonified but there is also a condition such as acold that needs to be dispersed always disperse first. Once the cold has been cured then you can strengthen the lungs
Again I need to remind you that the
aim of this course is to help you to soothe common complaints
and preserve good health. Do not attempt to tackle more complex
conditions unless under strict medical supervision.
* Wait at least three hours after
a main meal before applying acupressure