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16Sep/09Off

Hand Acupressure for gray hair (gray hair) and hair loss, part 2

Last post in Part 1 we talked about the acupoints on hands for treating gray hair (grey hair) and hair loss. We're going to continue with the reflexive area on the hand that helps treating this same problem. Before you jump to the diagram and see where the reflexive areas are located, let's read a story the practitioner told on the book from my research.

About the concern of gray hair, hair loss or even baldness, men and women are pretty much the same. But baldness is more annoying and scary for men. Indeed, it may be hard for women to imagine why men are so panic about hair turning gray or even losing hair. Gray hair actually feels like the warning that the another end of life is coming to men. Somehow it's a strike to most men.

There's a taxi driver who came to this practitioner's office to treat his back pain. He's at about his early 30, but 30% already turned gray. He asked if he should dye his hair. Then the practitioner said it's not recommended since dye somehow is not good for health. Gray hair actually looks quite mature and stylish somehow. But the taxi driver said he looks quite old to a lot of people and even kids didn't like him neither. So the practitioner then suggested he spend 15-20 minutes per day to massage the reflexive area and see how it goes.

As the last post indicated, hair loss and gray hair are related to the weakening function of kidneys and adrenal glands. As long as we keep these two organ strong, the hair should be fine.  So gently do a massage on the reflexive areas on the palm (see diagram) continuously should be able to stimulate the function of kidneys and adrenal glands and hence help the hair grow back to normal. So even if it's not for hair, continuing to stimulate these areas are good for health as well.

Another supplementary method is bending your fingers and "grind" the fingernails of both hands on both sides. That is going to stimulate the end of nerves.

Other than that, balance diet is also a key. Eating black beans, sesame, sea weeds are going to help the hair. Relieving stress and adjust the mood with variety of activities and interests are very important as well.

After two months, that same taxi driver came back for his back again. This time he pointed at his hair told the practitioner that his gray hair had been reducing lately. The practitioner even forgot about that but now it seemed like the taxi driver did follow his directions and worked.

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15Sep/09Off

Hand Acupressure for gray hair (gray hair) and hair loss, part 1

Either men and women both worry about gray hair (grey hair) and hair loss once they are about to be middle age. And even some young people now have this problem because of nutrition and stress. Certain people have gray hair come earlier. Hand acupressure can prevent treat gray hair and hair loss, if you insist on doing the simple massage for a long period of time.

Simply put, hair turn gray or white because the condition of nutrients growing the hair is turning weak, and the enzyme or hormone that makes black pigment is decreasing as one getting older. The reason of decreasing of the hormone still have no exact conclusion yet. In Chinese acupuncture theory, Gray (Grey) hair and hair loss are considered caused by weakening function of kidney and adrenal gland.

The acupressure points, or acupoints that help the kidney and adrenal gland would be on your palm side of your little finger. The kidney acupoint ("Shen Xue") is located on the first segment while the adrenal gland acupoint ("Ming Men") are on the second segment. Each hand's acupoints helps one side of kidneys and adrenal glands. Another two acupoints that can work as supplements are the center of the palm ("Shou Xin"), and the corner of the root of the middle finger that is close to the index finger called "Zhong Chong". (See diagram)

To treat gray hair and hair loss, STRONG stimulations are PROHIBITED. Or else the stimulation will catalyze even more gray hair to grow. So, when we stimulate these acupoints, it's going to take longer time with some gentle acupressure or massage. Press and massage the kidney and adrenal glands acupoint slowly on both little fingers for about 5-10 minutes every day. After 2-3 months, you should be able to see some improvement with your hair. (See the second diagram)

Next post I'll talk about the reflexive area healing gray hair as well. A story from a practitioner.

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10Aug/09Off

Hand Acupressure for Car sickness or Sea sickness

Today I just started reading an interesting book about stimulating "acupoints" on hand in order to cure or heal certain illnesses. "Acupoints" means the reflection area or points used in Acupuncture and Acupressure. For Acupressure, usually we can use our fingers to press certain points, or a toothpick, a bunch of toothpick, a pen or certain pointy devices for stronger stimulations. Also we can use a lighted cigarette to approach these acupoints, heat up the area and the acupoints without burning or hurting the skin.

Motion sickness (Carsickness ,Seasickness) is caused by the imbalance of inner ear sense from rocking or swaying motion. So there are always certain people who feel carsick or seasick on a trip when we're traveling with a group. I believe most people have experienced carsickness or seasickness at least once in their life. Some people only get sick on a car but never on the sea, or other way around. Some people get sick when reading during the travel. Some people only get carsick or seasick because they didn't sleep well. Some people refused to go to any long trip just because they're easy to get motion sickness.

There's a guy who came to this Acupressure practitioner for help of his back pain. He's not very good at social talks. However, he was assigned to organize a road trip for his company this year.  He's quite nervous about that. This practitioner told him not to worry about it and taught him some easy hand massage for motion sickness just in case.

Few days later, this guy came back happily and told this practitioner the hand massage helped two of his coworkers feel better from the carsickness. They're so thankful and hence helped his relationship with his coworkers as well.

A lot of people who're easy to get motion sickness  are usually not very healthy. If inner ear and intestine got infected at the same time, motion sickness will occur as well. For these people, they can gently massage their little finger, 30 minutes before going on a road trip. This could help prevent the motion sickness.

If they don't get prepared and motion sickness really happens, they can strongly stimulate the reflection area of the little finger and also the reflection area of the neck on the thumb. People who tend to crook their neck are also easier to get motion sickness. It's more helpful if they massage their neck as well.

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There's another version of reflexive area massage for motion sicknesses. There are three acupoints you can stimulate together when you feel carsick or seasick: the center of the palm, the root of your ring fingernails, the end of the wrist close to the little finger side.  As shown below:

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You can also stimulate them with pointy device about 3-7 times before going on a ride to prevent the motions sickness.

(sources: Hand natural healing)