Spring is coming.  You feel like doing something new, like learning some acupressure, right? 

Well, there are only 365 “official” points…

acupressure’s potent pointsFortunately, Michael Gach’s excellent book, Acupressure’s Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments, focuses on a handful of points that are especially effective.   (By the way, Michael is the founder of the Acupressure Institute–where I have studied–in Berkeley, California.)

I always recommend this book to my students as a useful reference book to review information that we cover in classes, and to learn self-acupressure techniques for other discomforts.

The book includes an introduction to acupressure–its history and how it works–then is followed by 42 chapters that each cover common ailments, including allergies, constipation, insomnia, and sinus problems.  Each chapter includes:

  • real-life stories from Michael Gach about success with acupressure in addressing the ailment
  • photos, charts and descriptions of each point and its effectiveness
  • step-by-step exercise instructions