The 2015 Great NEWS posts share Healthy Habits to enhance our emotional, mental and physical health. Today’s post on Amazing Acupressure – The Gate to Heaven will offer some simple ideas for improving our overall health while reducing anxiety, fatigue and stress. Acupressure has been known for centuries to be a very powerful therapy and treatment for a wide variety of health complaints and issues. Following these suggestions will help support us in improving our energy, health and resilience. People around the world are spending billions of dollars annually for aches, anger, chemists, depression, doctor visits, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), headaches, insomnia, lab work, pains, pharmacies, prescriptions and serious troubles in an effort to improve their conditions and restore health. Unfortunately most of them are doing this  without first investigating the cause and effect relationship that exists between their exercise, lifestyle, mindfulness, mindset, nutrition, sleep, stress and wellness outlook. We all hear and know that sleep and stress issues are some of the most common causes of disease and health problems. With so many strains and stresses it is easy to become exhausted, feel depressed and start showing signs of disease. This post will share some simple steps to help you discover the benefits of using acupressure to help energize and revitalize your body, mind and spirit.


Acupressure has been known for centuries to be a very powerful therapy and treatment for a wide variety of health complaints and issues. Following these suggestions will help support us in improving our energy, health and resilience.

When most people experience an ache or pain, cold or flu, chronic disease or immune issue they want a quick fix to solve the problem and get them back  in the fast lane of a hectic life in the rat race we call life. Unfortunately the effects we are feeling and seeing have a variety of causes and contributing factors. These must be addressed if we want perfect health and peak performance. Otherwise one is doomed to have history repeat itself and the conditions to return and probably get even worse over time.

That is why this post will focus on early intervention and prevention strategies in order to reverse the contributing factors and causes that are the actual origin of energy blockages, disturbances and imbalances. These are known in the ancient traditions and wisdom of Ayurveda, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Reiki, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and yoga as the root cause of health challenges and disease. Acupuncture (with needles) and acupressure (without needles) have a long and proven track record for supporting our healing and health.

Therefore when one learns to address the root causes and how to reverse the downward spiraling cycle one is able to create an upward spiral of energy and well being. To begin focusing on acupressure it is helpful to know a little bit about the acupressure points, chakras and meridian systems that exist throughout the body, glands, organs and skin. Meridian energy flows through every area of the body and is often referred to as the “chi” or “prana” which is the life force that integrates and operates all of our complex body and brain systems. These points and meridians cover our entire body and can be access at specific points on our ears, face, feet, hands, head and other locations.

Some of the best ways to protect our self from disease and strengthen our immune function and resilience is to implement a daily practice of acupressure and touch for health routines. While this may sound easy and it is, it also calls for a little reading and research to know how and where to activate, massage, rub, tap or touch these points that correspond with specific energy functions, pathways and systems.

Benefits of Acupressure


There are a wide variety of acupressure treatments that enable us to regulate, revitalize and restore our health and vitality.

When we understand the benefits and desire them with enough commitment and conviction we are ready to create a master action plan and take action to implement rituals and routines that provide us ongoing benefits. By regularly activating, energizing and supporting our meridian energy system we will help support all of our body’s healthy functions. There are a wide array of acupressure points and energy channels that require proper care and maintenance. Benefits of doing this include:

  • Maintain the health of our protective covering of skin and tissue. Healthy skin keeps us in and the germs out. We thrive on therapeutic touch.
  • Acupressure points are frequently used to aid in our digestion and intestine health. We need a good digestive enzyme system to carry our thousands of functions for digestion, absorption, assimilation and elimination.
  • Acupressure points have been found to relieve pain like back pain and headaches by helping us relax and improving circulation.
  • It also helps synchronize our systems to supply metabolic enzymes for our metabolism and nervous systems to function properly.
  • Activating acupressure points can help us heal and recover faster after an injury. Injuries can leave myofascial and skin scarring that impairs our well being.
  • When our meridians are flowing and free of blockages we sleep better. Sleep is vital for detoxing, re energizing and repairing our sytems.
  • With good energy flow we think with better clarity and focus.
  • Our level of energy and vitality improves with acupressure and determines how we feel and function during the day.

There are a wide variety of acupressure treatments that enable us to regulate, revitalize and restore our health and vitality. Unfortunately most men and women are on auto pilot all day long dealing with the strains and stresses of life. This almost constant fight or flight response ends up harming many areas of our health and well being. We are so busy dealing with issues and making a living that our endocrine, immune and nervous systems are on overload and we end up feeling sad, sick, stressed and tired. We must therefore condition and train our body and brain to rebalance, rejuvenate, relax, reprogram, reset and restore our energy systems. This is essential to reset our circuit breakers that can shut down to protect us from overload.

Using only acupressure and touch for health treatments are powerful and proven methods to activate our bodies own healing mechanisms. When you are ready for a natural and smart choice to feel and look your very best for life acupressure is just what the eastern doctor ordered. These powerful hands on healing therapies offer us the vital activation, connection, TLC, touch for our happiness and health. Today’s post on the benefits of using acupressure and touch for health is inspired by many books and websites dedicated to holistic health and therapeutic touch.

The Benefits of Touch for Health

Girl Relaxing

With a minimum investment of time each day we can provide our body, mind and spirit the sensations and support necessary and needed to energize and revitalize our entire being for optimal health and wellness.

There are many amazing benefits from using acupressure to activate our energy meridians. There is an excellent book called Hands on Health – Health and Healing the Natural Way by Readers Digest. This book is a great reference and resource for holistic health and therapeutic touch. This book is a wealth of information for hands on health by offering amazing acupressure, aromatherapy and  massage. Benefits include:

  • Relaxing our body and brain to be calm, cool and collected
  • Helping us relax allows our blood to circulate easier and our cells become better nourished.
  • Encourage natural deep breathing which is vital for beauty and health.
  • Maintain our cells, glands and organs with energy and vital life force. Most people are constantly depleted of energy which prevents progress.
  • Help maximize our performance, resilience and vitality.
  • Offer therapeutic benefits to our entire neuro-musculature skeletal system.
  • Maintaining and promoting our immune function and system.
  • Reducing the causes that lead to harmful inflammation and irritation of our skin and tissues.
  • Help promote our entire emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development and growth.

With a minimum investment of time each day we can provide our body, mind and spirit the sensations and support necessary and needed to energize and revitalize our entire being for optimal health and wellness.

Additional Acupressure Resources

Touch for Health by John Maguire. John created the Kinesiology Institute in 1989 and has trained a wide variety of doctors, therapists and athletes throughout the world.

Shen men – The Gate to Heaven is a fast and easy acupressure point to help relieve anxiety and stress.

My interview by Dr Alexander Schuster on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on Youtube:

What additional reasons or resources do you need to implement these ideas for a ninety day immersion to discover the many benefits of energy medicine and energy psychology for improving our happiness and health? These techniques have been helping many millions of people over thousands of years and can help you too when you apply them. Find hundreds of natural acupressure techniques, therapies and tips for using acupressure by going to Pinterest and Touch for Health by John Maguire to begin improving your health today.

Healthy Habits

The Healthy Habits 2015 series shares simple steps to help improve our happiness and health. This post offers easy and effective ways to use acupressure techniques to activate acupressure healing points and energy meridians to stimulate our glands, immune systems and organs to function at a more healthy and holistic level. By implementing these proven principles we can begin to feel and see an improvement in our health, vitality and well being. Remember your emotional, mental and physical performance depends on the body, brain and spirit being synchronized. This Great NEWS post shared some simple steps for using natural acupressure techniques and touch for health.

What is your current Gap?

How many symptoms and warnings on your dashboard are letting you know that your body, mind and spirit are in need of maintenance and Tender Loving Care (TLC)? Do you have issues with your bowels, breathing, digestion, fitness, health, moods, performance, sight, skin, sleep, thinking or weight? If you have any persistent problems there is a great chance that you are dealing with an energy or meridian blockage. When you are experiencing a blockage activating acupressure points and meridians for three months will help you see how natural touch for health can help support your happiness and health.

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

Focus on applying the proven principles of using acupressure and touch for health daily for three months to activate and stimulate your energy system to see the improvements it will make. Since blockages, disruptions, dysfunction and disease occur over time it requires optimal time to help retrain our emotional and nervous system to reprogram and respond. While some people may notice immediate benefits others may need additional time to feel and see issues improve. This is a normal process of reprogramming, resetting and restoring  the body’s energy system to help eliminate the harmful blockages and negative influence of what we do to and with our body. It is even more beneficial to tap and touch on acupressure points several times a day when anything comes up that has the potential to block your energy or disrupt your energy fields as part of your mastery action plan. Be sure to check out the other online resources to learn more about acupressure and touch for health.

Call to Action

What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding the benefits of using acupressure points as a holistic health and natural nurturing TLC program? What other ideas and inspiration will help motivate us towards better behaviors, beliefs and biology for a better 2015 and beyond?

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