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Relieving Aches and Pains

Deborah Myers

Whether we’re aching from overdoing, from actual injury or from chronic conditions (arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, etc), the body is reacting to inflammation. Isn’t it interesting that conditions that end in “itis” have inflammation as part of it? Actually, a little inflammation can be good for your body; it can help it heal because it brings increased blood flow to that specific area. But when there is constant inflammation, the tissues are not able to repair themselves.

Inflammation means heat. Where there’s heat, there is also an accumulation of toxin. It is important to cool the area down and at the same time, release the toxin. Here are several easy to do self-help “energy flows” that will cool down the body and decrease the inflammation. You will be connecting with energy balance points that help your body release the blocked energy that is creating the condition. Hold each for several good deep breaths with a light gentle touch, and do this off and on throughout the day. There is no such thing as too much self-help.

  1. Hold the outside of the knees (this energy balance area is literally the thermostat controller. And it helps the body eliminate whatever it is ready to release.
  2. Left hand – cup sternum just below clavicle. Right hand – hold center line on tummy just under naval.
  3. With one hand – hold the affected area. With the other hand – hold the outside of the knee.
  4. Hold left hand over affected area and hold right hand directly on top of left.

Deborah Myers, Certified Acupressurist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and Certified Theta Healing practitioner, is a graduate of the Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA and has trained under several Jin Shin Jyutsu masters. She has also studied Touch for Health, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Tui Na, intuitive healing, and has extensive training in women’s health issues. Her background includes degrees in sociology and psychology and careers as a counselor, mediator, and financial consultant.


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