Very similar to acupuncture - but without any needles - acupressure works by applying fingertip or thumb pressure to specific points on the skin along the body's meridian, or energy, lines. This practical guide demonstrates clearly where to place pressure for each treatment. This title provides acupressure workouts for: Beauty - facial acupressure; mind and emotions; day to day health - colds, backache, headache, period pains; preventative medicine - for healthy heart, lungs, liver, digestive system; and whole body workouts - for fundamental good health and vitality. There are reader-friendly explanations of all stages and the language used is Western rather than Chinese throughout.
Jacqueline Young is a practitioner of Eastern medicine and health techniques. She has spent many years training and working with doctors in the Far East. She now lives in the UK, teaching, lecuturing and writing about traditional Eastern therapies. Her latest title is The Healing Path: The Practical Guide to the holistic traditions of China, India, Tibet and Japan ISBN 9 780007 612635 will be published by Duncan Baird Publishers, London and Harper Collins, New York in March 2001. An American book club has chosen it as one of its selection of 20 for 2001 and ordered 36,000 copies. "Eminently practical" Dr. Julian Kenyon.