Saturday, October 28, 2006
Acupressure Guide For Relieving Hangovers.
Acupressure is an effective way to relieve painful sensation associated with hangovers. This guide by Aaron Stein, PhD, is based on over 5,000 years of Chinese practice of self-acupressure.
- Step-by-step guide to relieving hangovers.
- Every step explains point location, direction of force, and duration of massage.
- No previous experience necessary
- Total treatment duration 10 to 15 minutes.
How acupressure works:
Nobody knows how acupressure works. Very often pain is caused by a self-perpetuating mechanism: pain causes the mind to be attentive to pain, that, in turn cases more pain and even more attention, and so on.
Most likely acupressure works by interrupting this vicious circle. How does acupressure interrupt the cycle? Stimulation of active points is thought to lead to increased release of endorphins. Endorphin is a natural body painkiller. Endorphin and morphine are chemically different molecules but, by coincidence, they have very similar 3-dimentional shape. This similarity in shape allows morphine to bind the endorphin receptor and reduce pain.
Thus endorphin released by acupressure stimulation may lead to temporal reduction of mind’s attention to pain, interruption of pain cycle, and following complete cessation of pain.
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