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Dr. Gerais in AZ Family

Healing Power of Acupressure and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Recently, Dr. Gerias was featured on Arizona Family’s news segment dedicated to exploring the benefits of acupressure and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Gerais delved into the holistic approach these methods offer and how they can be particularly beneficial for anyone seeking natural ways to alleviate symptoms at home.

Watch the Full News Segment Recap Below 

“We have energy channels, also known as meridians, that run through the body. When blocked or disrupted, these channels can manifest as physical symptoms like pain. Using acupressure to gently stimulate those points can help unblock these energy channels. It can also help our body release its own natural painkillers, endorphins,” explains Dr. Gerais.

Understanding Acupressure: The Art of Healing Touch

Acupressure, often referred to as acupuncture without needles, involves applying pressure to specific points on the body. These points are believed to correspond to various organs and systems. By stimulating these points, acupressure helps to release tension, improve circulation, and promote the body’s natural self-healing processes.

Try These 5 Acupressure Points at Home 

You don’t need to be an expert to experience the benefits of acupressure. Here are five simple points you can stimulate at home to alleviate common issues:

Yintang (Between the Eyebrows)
  • Location: Between the eyebrows.
  • Benefits: This point is known for its calming effects. It can help relieve headaches, stress, insomnia, agitation, and restlessness.
  • How to Use: Gently press and massage the point for 1-2 minutes while taking deep breaths.
Pericardium 6 (Center of the Wrist)
  • Location: On the inner forearm, about three finger-widths below the wrist.
  • Benefits: Useful for relieving reflux, indigestion, nausea, and anxiety.
  • How to Use: Apply firm pressure with your thumb and massage in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes.
Large Intestine 4 (Between Thumb & Pointer Finger)
  • Location: In the webbing between the thumb and index finger.
  • Benefits: This point helps alleviate headaches, stress, toothaches, and pain in the face and neck.
  • How to Use: Squeeze and massage the point for 1-2 minutes on each hand.
Stomach 36 (Under the Knee)
  • Location: About four finger-widths below the kneecap, slightly off-center to the outside.
  • Benefits: Known to relieve fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • How to Use: Press firmly and massage the point for 1-2 minutes on each leg.
Heart 7 (In the Crease of Your Wrist)
  • Location: On the inner side of the wrist, in the crease where the hand meets the wrist.
  • Benefits: This point may help protect against anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and depression.
  • How to Use: Gently press and massage the point for 1-2 minutes on each wrist.

Important Reminder: If you are experiencing severe or persistent symptoms, it’s crucial to seek professional medical advice. These remedies can complement your wellness routine, but they should not replace the guidance of a healthcare provider. You can also book an appointment here to discuss your health needs with one of our experts.

Embracing Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine offers a natural way to maintain balance and enhance well-being. Here are some effective herbal formulas from Mayway and Herbal Alchemist and their benefits: You can find all products in Sonoran University’s Medicinary.

Free and Easy Wanderer
  • Use: Relieves stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Benefits: Calms the mind, reduces emotional tension, and improves sleep quality.
Calm Stomach
  • Use: Eases bloating and indigestion.
  • Benefits: Promotes healthy digestion and alleviates stomach discomfort.
Ban Lan Gen Beverage 
  • Use: Supports respiratory health during viral infections.
  • Benefits: Fights colds, flu, and soothes sore throats.
Qing Wei
  • Use: Addresses adrenal fatigue, hypertension, and vertigo.
  • Benefits: Nourishes energy, regulates blood pressure, and reduces dizziness.
Mantis Cradle
  • Use: Helps with incontinence.
  • Benefits: Strengthens bladder control and reduces urinary frequency.
Great Corydalis
  • Use: Relieves chest, abdominal, and menstrual pain.
  • Benefits: Promotes blood circulation and eases pain.
The Great Pulse
  • Use: Boosts energy, supports heart health, and improves memory.
  • Benefits: Enhances vitality and cognitive function.
Seven Precious Mushrooms Tincture 
  • Use: Strengthens the immune system.
  • Benefits: Boosts immune defense and fights infections.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner or physician Hyperlinks to book an appointment and both general team pages​. Learn more about our physicians at our Medical Center and Neil Riordan Center by navigating to our team pages.