Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Acupressure and Fatigue

Fatigue




Full body shiatsu is most effective in treating fatigue. If you are short on time, you can press the bottom of the foot in the middle at acupoint KD 1. Press with a spiral movement for up to one minute.Press both feet.

After a warm shower follow with a short cold shower. This will increase vitality as it produces an alkaline condition in the blood. Deep breathing dispels Co2 thereby leaving the body alkaline.


Moxibustion

Apply moxa to acupoints ST 36, SP 6, and CV 6. Heat each point for three to five minutes, everyday or every other day until normal energy returns. Tests have shown that stimulation of these points will increase both red and white blood cell count. The red blood ceils reach their peak three days after ST 3ft the first treatment.

Special Drinks

Twig tea with tamari. Place 1/2-1 tea­spoon of tamari or good quality soy sauce into a hot cup of twig tea. This beverage creates an alkaline condition in the blood and allevi­ates fatigue.



Kuzu Drink. Dissolve a heaping tea­spoon of kuzu powder into one cup of cold wa­ter. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and stir until the liquid becomes thick and transparent. Add 1/2-1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce and drink while hot.

When digestive trouble accompanies fatigue you can add 1/2- 1 umeboshi (salted plum)