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Acupressure is a branch of ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine’ (TCM) and it is believed to predate Acupuncture by several millenniums. Like Acupuncture, the precise date of its origin is not known.

The concept of "Qi” forms the basis of this therapy. According to TCM, “Qi” is the energy force that flows throughout the body along the “Meridians” i.e. special pathways. When any of these pathways is obstructed, it causes abundance of “Qi” at one end of the blockage and lack of it at another. This imbalance in the body energy results in an illness and in order to bring it back to its homeostasis, the blockage needs to be eased out.

The theory behind Acupressure maintains that it can be done by applying varying degrees of physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices on specific points. It helps release muscular tension, promotes the circulation of blood and the body energy to aid healing. These points are same as the acupuncture points which are specific locations where the meridians come to the surface of the skin. There are 14 main meridians running vertically up and down the body. Out of these, there are 6 pairs of meridians that are connected to individual organs. There are also two unpaired midline Meridians.

The techniques of acupressure differ not only from country to country, but also from city to city in a same country and in a same state. For example, the practitioners of “Zen shiatsu” use their whole bodies as leverage to apply strong pressure, while those of the Chinese acupressure variation known as “Tui Na” use their hands for massage like kneading motions.

The therapy is found to be especially helpful for easing back pain and for certain types of headaches, including migraine. The acupressure specialists have developed a wristband that is said to relieve the symptoms of motion sickness and other forms of nausea.

The acupressure practitioners also claim to have cured Breast Cancer , Asthma , Diabetes, Renal (Kidney) Failures , Intestinal Problems ,Gouts/Stones in Kidney & Bladder, Paralysis ,PMS, Infertility, Menopause, Pregnancy Problems, Backaches, Spondalitis, Slipped Disks, Fractures, and Dislocations ,Arthritis and Rheumatism.

This therapy is also used by the experts in East Asian martial arts in order to keep oneself physically fit and thus less vulnerable to an attack. The same technique can be used to manipulate or incapacitate an opponent.

No wonder, this multi-purpose therapy has gained wide acceptance all over the world.

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According to Dr. Mao Shing Ni, acupressure is like a “button” that turns on the immune system. Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. Dr. Mao wrote that “A practice handed down over thousands of years; acupressure was first mentioned in writing in ‘The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine,’ the oldest medical book in the world. It involves warming an acupoint on the leg with the herb mugwort to stimulate the immune system. In this procedure, the practitioner rolls leaves of mugwort into a cigar shape, lights the roll, and holds the smoldering end near the acupoint. However, the same result can simply be achieved by applying firm, steady finger pressure. The point is found on both legs, about four finger-widths below the outside indentation of the knee next to the shin bone. Modern research in China confirms the efficacy of this treatment for improving immune function and preventing colds, flu, and infections.” (1) Dr. Mao has been featured on the Ricki Lake Show, Dr. Oz, and contributes to Yahoo Health and The Huffington Post. He is a bestselling author, doctor of Oriental Medicine and board certified anti-aging expert.

The CBCD points out that some in the medical community reject the positive effects of acupressure on the immune system, such as those described by Dr. Mao. For example, sciencebasedmedicine.org had this to say about acupressure: “after decades of research and more than 3000 trials, acupuncture researchers have failed to reject the null hypothesis, and any remaining possible specific effect from acupuncture is so tiny as to be clinically insignificant. In layman’s terms, acupuncture does not work - for anything.” (See Science - Based Medicine, from June 2013) (2)

The CBCD points out that while some scientists may reject alternative medicine, or Chinese medicine, there is evidence to show that many people believe alternative medicine (also known as Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, or CAM) has many benefits, and does in fact “work.” The National Institutes of Health, the most important medical research organization in the world, financed by the American government recognized the value of CAM and decided to dedicate an institute specifically for this type of medicine because “The widespread use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is of major importance to today's health care consumers, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.” (See the Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public, from 2005) (3)

According to the CAM Instituted at the NIH, “In the United States, approximately 38 percent of adults (about 4 in 10) and approximately 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) are using some form of CAM.” (See the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, from December 2008) (3). In addition, it's important to emphasize that those who use natural remedies are normal, everyday Americans, well educated, with high income. “People of all backgrounds use CAM. However, CAM use among adults is greater among women and those with higher levels of education and higher incomes.” (4)

The CBCD believes in a positive blend of CAM and traditional, Westernmedicine. For instance, the product Novirin has an all natural, antiviral formula that was designed to help boost the immune system, and help target latent viruses. The Novirin formula is set apart from most natural products, however, because it also has two clinical studies, which found that it reduced symptoms associated with several common viruses.

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The formula of Novirin was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin formula is effective against the herpes simplex family of viruses, which includes VZV. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with the (HSV-1) … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment…” (5) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (5)

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When it comes to boosting the efficiency of the immune system, Dr. Mao recommends, that in addition to acupressure, people should “maintain a positive attitude.” (1) He also recommends that individuals “eat lots of garlic, ginger, cilantro, oregano, and other herbs and spices, get enough rest - eight hours a night (and) keep stress low with meditation, tai chi, or yoga.” (1)

The CBCD agrees with these recommendations, but also recommends that individuals infected with a latent virus, such as herpes, HPV, EBV, CMV, or HCV, take Novirin.

Interested individuals can view the studies published on the antiviral formula of Novirin here:http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.VNc8leaUf90 and http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=44234

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References:

(1) Mao, Shing Ni "Boosting The Immune System: The Cold & Flu Season." Santa Monica Mirror. Published on February 15, 2015.

http://www.smmirror.com/articles/Health/Boosting-The-Immune-System-The-Cold--Flu-Season/42671

(2) Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States." Published in 2005.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83804/

(3) Novella, S. "Acupuncture Doesn’t Work." Science-Based Medicine. Published on June 19, 2013.

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/acupuncture-doesnt-work/

(4) National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - The Use of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. Published in December 2008.

https://nccih.nih.gov/news/camstats/2007/camsurvey_fs1.htm

(5) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.VNsjjuaUf90