The National Center for Complementary and Alternate Medicine published that chronic stress has a positive correlation with the likelihood to catch cold, due to the increased measure of glucocorticoid receptor resistance or GCR. Read more about the study at http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/040212.

Stress is a part of everyday life but chronic stress can have severe consequences on health.

Live Stress Free! It is easier said than done.


read more
Acufit Mats
Advanced and Intermediate Acufit Mats

Acufit Mats are Acupressure Fitness Mats that combine acupressure, magnet, and pyramid technologies to promote quick stimulationto your body’s energy and health.

How does Acufit Foot Mat help relieve stress?

Human body is wired such that 7,000 nerves send signals to the brain about various senses faced by the body. These senses can be pain or stress. While there is no proven scientific evidence, it is believed that the brain responds by to these messages (when the right amount of pressure is applied on these reflex points) by producing endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural way to relieve pain and fight stress. Foot Reflexology Massages utilize the same principles of Acupressure, where the massage therapist uses their thumb to put the right amount of pressure on the acupressure points on the foot to help you feel more energetic, reduce pain, and relieve stress. AcuFit Foot Mats bring the power of Foot Reflexology to you, so you can Do It Yourself, at the place of your convenience and at the time that works for you. Foot Reflexology Massages cost $20 for 20 minutes. You can buy Acupressure Fitness (Acufit) Foot Mats for $39.99. Live Stress Free everyday with Acufit Mats!

See “How It Works” for more details.

See Products page for details on the Intermediate and Advanced mats and the colors available.

Order for mat today at Amazon.com

 


read more

Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “Based on the observations described by the recent medical report, the use of touch therapy may be helpful in cancer prevention treatment schemes.” CEO of Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang says, “Touch therapy is technically considered as a natural cancer prevention technique that integrates different types of massage styles. For example, acupressure is an Eastern therapy that may have served in natural cancer prevention by stimulating specific nerves of the body to respond to pressure.” Read more at http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Bel-Marra-Health-Supports-a-Recent-Study-That-3691170.php.


read more

Chinese medicine and its vast treasure of knowledge comes from fundamentals that may not be well understood today, but it has surely made its way from the East to the West. The fundaments of Chinese medicine are derived from the Yin Yang theory. Yin Yang is a complicated theory but if asked to generalize, it explains how nature groups, balances, and counterbalances pairs of opposites (heat-cold, day-night, up-down, heaven-earth, sun-moon, etc.). This can be physiological functions or anatomic parts. According to the Yin Yang theory, the human body is also interconnected and the forces form the Yin Yang relationships. According to this Chinese Medicine theory, imbalance of Yin and Yang results in the development of disorders. (Wiseman, N; Ellis A (1996). Fundamentals of Chinese medicine. Paradigm Publications. ISBN 978-0-912111-44-5)

To prevent disorders, the body must be in harmony and have a good balance of Yin and Yang. Qi is the energy flowing through meridians in the body. Using touch and pressure therapy, Acupressure balances the circulation of fluids and energy in the body. Specific pressure points in outer parts of the body are interconnected with inner organs. Pressure on correct vital Acupressure Pressure Points stimulates energy flow thereby freeing blockages, unlocking tension and restoring total health.

If you have tried a Chinese massage, Acupuncture, or Acupressure, this is the fundamental concept these are based on. If you live in the scientific world, enough money has not been spent to research and understand these ancient concepts, so science does not approve that Acupressure relieves stress. You have to make your own choices to Live Stress Free!


read more

‘The Little Book of Diet Help’ by Kimberly Willis helps readers with weight loss. I found a great article that provides more insight about the book. “I use hypnosis, tapping, language, education, yoga, and acupressure”, says Kimberly, when explaining the combination of techniques explained in the book.

“I also teach acupressure techniques, which can help people reduce food cravings, boost energy and much more. These are based on acupuncture points.”

“In order to lower unwanted food cravings, I also teach specific acupressure points and tapping techniques. Your mind and body then starts to learn that there are other things that will make you feel better.”

At Acumats.com, we strive to point out the best articles, books, and other tools that will help you live a Stress Free Life.


read more

Peter Cung’s thirty Acupressure Franchises in Indonesia speak to the growing popularity of Acupressure

Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques like Acupressure and Reflexology are growing in popularity across the world and Peter Cung in Jakarta, Indonesia now has 30 Acupressure franchises across the country. Customers visit the self-claimed “number one acupressure and slimming specialist in Indonesia” to get relief from blinding headaches, excruciating pain in various parts of the body, nettlesome ulcer or sinusitis, and weight loss.

Acupressure Fitness Mats (Acufit Mats) utilize reflexology to help you get the benefits of Acupressure and Reflexology by using Self-Healing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tools and techniques.

Source: Jakarta Globe


read more

Acupressure Training with Dr. Michael Reed Gach

Dr. Michael Reed Gach is a world renowned expert on Acupressure therapy. He has practiced Acupressure for over 40 years and is teaching various Acupressure courses in December, 2011 at the Acupressure Institute in Berkley, California. This is a rare opportunity to learn from the master of Acupressure.

There are 6 different classes that he’s teaching, and the fees ranges from $88 to $360 per class.

1. Chair Shiatsu

Dates: Dec 1, Dec 2
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Fees: $360

2. Fundaments Acupressure

Dates: Dec 3, Dec 4
Times: 10 am – 5 pm
Fees: $88

3. Intro to Teaching Acupressure

Dates: Dec 6, Dec 7
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Fees: $360

4. Zen Shiatsu Foundations

Dates: Dec 8, Dec 9
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Fees: $305

5. Emotional Healing Weekend

Dates: Dec 10, Dec 11
Times: 10 am – 5 pm
Fees: $360

6. Acu-Yoga Foundations

Dates: Dec 13, Dec 14
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Fees: $305

For more information on the classes, you can email info@acupressureinstitute.com or call (800) 442-2232. His work is available on his website, www.acupressure.com.


read more

Do you get motion sickness or nausea when traveling? Does your back hurt on long flights?

CNNGo points out a few acupoints that are best for travelers. While we like all acupressure points, they highlight two of our favorite points. We recommend these to anyone traveling.

The first one is so popular that you can get wrist bands to prevent motion sickness or nausea. People use it when traveling by car, air, or sea. You can use your fingers to message this acupoint on your wrist. The acupoint is located on the wrist facing the inside of your forearm about two thumbs length below the wrist crease.

The second one is a little trickier to find, but helps with neck and back pain. This acupoint is located at the intersection of your pinky knuckle and your palm.

As for the Acupressure point on the ankle, it is so popular that there are social workers in Asia that stimulate blood flow for people by massaging that point for two minutes with oil. It has the same calming effect as a nice foot massage.

If you are traveling soon, check out these acupressure points on CNN Go.


read more

The video shows how to use your Acupressure Mat to help you relax and Live Stress Free.


read more

 

Boost Energy with Acupressure

ABC2News article cites that Acupressure boosts alertness. “Acupressure has the same effect as a cup of coffee”. It is a natural energy booster that helps you feel more energetic throughout the summer. The benefits of Acupressure are that it is a natural technique that relies on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and it is easy to use from the comfort of your home.

Follow the link to the article – “Energy boosters to get through the summer.”

There are great videos on YouTube that show you Acupressure Points on your body for Do-It-Yourself Acupressure.


read more

Traditional Chinese Medicine originated in ancient China thousands of years ago. It is characterized as Complimentary and Alternate Medicine (CAM) in the United States.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Treatments or therapies derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine include Acupuncture, Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Dietary Therapy, Herbs, etc.  There is little scientific evidence about the effectiveness of TCM. Acupuncture is considered a safe therapy since a lot of research has been done about it already. According to the Natural Health Interview Survey, 3.1 Million adults in the US used Acupuncture in 2006.

The Huang Di Nei Jing is the Chinese Medicine text that documents the underlying concepts of how Traditional Chinese Medicine works. Acupuncture is used for Back Pain and Depression. Chinese herbal medicine is used for Diabetes, Cancer, and Heart Disease.  

Learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine at the National Center for Complementary and Alternate Medicine.

Suggested Next Read:


read more

PharynMed

PharynMed is a company formed by current/former students of Miami University. They have “partnered with Bailey-Van Kuren and together they designed and began testing a glove-like acupressure device that diminishes the gag reflex in speech therapy and in people undergoing dental procedures or taking medications.”  The product uses the basic principles of Acupressure to apply pressure on the palm.

On the PharynMed website on June 1st, 2011, the following message appears:

“PharynMed will introduce the first acupressure device that reduces the sensitivity of the gag reflex in patients
with typical gag reflexes, as well as those with an overly sensitive gag reflex. We are currently working with a
patented technology that has been proven in a preliminary test group of initial human trials.”

Read the full article at http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?Sec=sup&Sub=bai&pag=dis&ItemID=307717&wf=47.


read more

Zerosmoke products that are based on the concepts of Acupressure are on to a mission to help folks stop smoking. The products rely upon stimulation of acupressure points in the ear or Auricular Therpy, as ZEROMED calls it.

Here is an excerpt from their PR:

“The pressure applying stimulation of two biomagnets, which exert a pressure in a specific area of the ear to help the body’s neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are responsible for producing endorphins in the body that trigger a sense of “well being”.”

Read the full press release at http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20110524/an-entire-town-quits-smoking-cold-turkey-zerosmoke-auricular-therapy-providessafe-and-natural-treatm.htm.


read more

Got pain?

Amara Rose writes about hollistic remedies and describes how Acufit Foot Mats can help you step up to wellness, when you don’t have time for pain. Article: “Haven’t Got Time For the Pain”? Step This Way …

Xeres Griffin wrote a great article How To Relieve Back Tension With Acupressure.


read more

Review of Acupressure Fitness mat

A Review And Giveaway of family friendly products has written a review of Acufit Foot Mats at http://areviewandgiveaway.com/2011/03/24/acufit-mats-giveaway/.  They are also hosting a contest for one lucky winner to win 2 acufit foot mats (one intermediate and one advanced).  The contest ends on 04/09 and the rules are on their website.  Good luck!
Intermediate Acufit Mat Red

Red Intermediate Acufit Mat

Suggested Next Read:


read more
Acufit Mats

Advanced and Intermediate Acufit Mats

Acufit Mats are Acupressure Fitness Mats that combine acupressure, magnet, and pyramid technologies to promote quick stimulationto your body’s energy and health.

How does Acufit Foot Mat help relieve stress?

Human body is wired such that 7,000 nerves send signals to the brain about various senses faced by the body. These senses can be pain or stress. While there is no proven scientific evidence, it is believed that the brain responds by to these messages (when the right amount of pressure is applied on these reflex points) by producing endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural way to relieve pain and fight stress. Foot Reflexology Massages utilize the same principles of Acupressure, where the massage therapist uses their thumb to put the right amount of pressure on the acupressure points on the foot to help you feel more energetic, reduce pain, and relieve stress. AcuFit Foot Mats bring the power of Foot Reflexology to you, so you can Do It Yourself, at the place of your convenience and at the time that works for you. Foot Reflexology Massages cost $20 for 20 minutes. You can buy Acupressure Fitness (Acufit) Foot Mats for $39.99. Live Stress Free everyday with Acufit Mats!

See “How It Works” for more details.

See Products page for details on the Intermediate and Advanced mats and the colors available.

Order for mat today at Amazon.com


read more

The YouTube video in this post tours you through a Refloxology Park in South Korea.  People walk on stones to stimulate reflex points at the bottom of the feet.  The concept behind acupressure fitness mats comes is the same.  Instead of stones, the mat uses plastic pyramid style acupressure points (and lots of them) to stimulate your reflex points.

 

 

 

 

 


read more

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient traditional Chinese healing art that uses the fingers to press potent points on the whole body surface.  It works by stimulating the body’s self creative abilities.  Acupressure mainly focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as it responds to tension before it develops into a “dis-ease”.  When the key points of the body are pressed, they promote the circulation of the blood and release muscular tension.  In Acupressure, it is said that “Pain is the cry of hungry nerve for the want of better blood supply”.  Acupressure Therapy is approved by World Health Organization in Geneva.

 A picture of the Intermediate Acufit Mat is shown below.

Intermediate Acupressure Fitness Mat

Also read:  What is Complementary and Alternate Medicine, Acufit Mats Benefits, How to use Acumats


read more

Review of an Acufit Mat

I recently had a chance to try a product called the Acufit foot mat. It was constructed of a red platform enamored in small pyramid shapes with a larger pyramid in the center.  There were also several small magnets inlaid into the pad. The mat was designed to combine many alternative medicine therapies, including acupressure, and magnetic therapy.  Acupressure has been performed for well over 5,000 years, and is documented to be able to treat some 3,000 illnesses and conditions. It has a reputation as a cornerstone in traditional Chinese medical practice, of which many methods had been ignored until Jesuit missionaries were sent to china to convert villagers to Christianity. The missionaries reported that there were physicians performing “miracles” by using needles and pressure.

The Acupressure fitness mat bases itself off of using zones on the feet to increase energy and provide better health. The core system seems to work with Reflexology, an alternative medical treatment where pressure is applied to certain areas of the feet (and sometimes hands). Another piece to the puzzle of the mat, is its use of magnets. Even in modern times we use magnets for everything from diagnostic imaging to hanging photos on the refrigerator.  Practitioners of magnetic therapy have long treated patients with permanent magnets for wound healing, depression, malaise, and many other conditions. Scientifically hemoglobin (the metalloprotein of red blood cells) is somewhat diamagnetic, making it oppose a magnetic field. This can show that magnets may in fact increase blood flow especially where applied.

I myself have had a pleasant experience with the Acufit foot mat since I have had my hands (or feet) on it. At first it seems like it may be uncomfortable underfoot, but the tenderness seems to go away very quickly. The first time I used the pad, I found a pleasant after effect, and tingling and definite warmth of the feet. This I believe is from the increased blood flow which may be promoted by the overall design of the item, including its small pointed pyramids that your stand on. Within a few days, I did however begin to notice intermittent relief of some lower extremity pain that I have.

Based on the medical benefits I have personally witnessed, I think that I would recommend the Acufit foot mat. There really is little risk of trying it, as the pad is very non-invasive and easy to use. If you’re interested in getting one of your own, they can be purchased from www.acumats.com

                                                                                                                                ~John Stanhope, PA-C, B.S.m, CHP  

About the Author:                                                                                                                                                                                               

John D. Stanhope is a nationally board certified Physician’s Assistant, and Endocrinologist. He works primarily at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He is also an accomplished medical and science writer with many publications.

Reflexology chart for Acufit Foot Mats

Foot Reflexology Chart


read more

The Acupressure Fitness Foot Mat comes in two different levels – Intermediate and Advanced.  Both the mats are made of the same material.  The difference lies in the size of the mat, the shape and size of the pyramid, and the number of magnets. See Products page for details.

Purple Intermediate Acufit Mat


read more

How to Live Stress Free?

We live a stressful life today and it impacts us physically and emotionally.  There is limited availability of easy fitness tools that fit in our busy schedule.  People suffer from common ailments as a result of stress or aging. 

Acufit Foot Mats™ are easy to incorporate in your daily routine.  It takes less than 5 minutes per day.  Manage stress and anxiety.  Feel the difference.  Live Stress Free.

Relax and Live Stress Free

Live Stress Free


read more

The foot reflexology chart demonstrates how different parts of the body are connected to pressure points on the left and right foot. Walking on Acufit Foot Mats™ applies pressure to these pressure points. Magnet, copper, and pyramid technology promotes quick stimulation to your body’s energy and health.

 Potential Benefits – See How it Works for You!

  • May promote circulation and can boost energy levels that may last all day.
  • May minimize leg & ankle pain, and reduce leg fatigue.
  • May help with Sciatica, Cramps, Piles, Migraine, Sinus, and Insomnia.
  • The raised part may help with Constipation, Heartburn, Diabetes, Indigestion, and Renal Problems.
  • Simply walking on the toes may help relieve Headache, Migraine, Sinus, Asthma, Tonsils and Insomnia.

 Directions for Use

  • Start using every morning for 30-60 seconds with socks slowly moving feet up and down on the mat in a walking motion.
  • After 2-3 weeks, gradually increase to 3-5 minutes per day.
  • After 6-8 weeks, try without socks. Use in morning and evening.

Continued use is likely to increase desired results.

Foot Reflexology Chart

Foot Reflexology Chart


read more

Acufit Mats™ is the exclusive distributor of Acupressure Fitness Mats™ in the United States.  Acufit Foot Mats uses reflexology and pressure points on the feet to promote good health and wellness.  We want you to Live Stress Free.


read more