Acupressure (a blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is an alternative medicine technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices.
Traditional Chinese medicine's (TCM) acupuncture theory predates use of the scientific method, and has received various criticisms based on scientific thinking. The anatomical or histological basis of acupuncture points or meridians, if they actually exist, is unknown. Acupuncturists tend to perceive TCM concepts in functional rather than structural terms, i.e. as being useful in guiding evaluation and care of patients.Neuroimaging research suggests that certain acupuncture points have distinct effects that are not otherwise predictable anatomically.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Sadly snoring causes misery for many people around the world. It’s not just the snorers themselves suffering, but also people living with snorers. Snoring may wake you or your partner up in the middle of sleep which then results in struggling to get back to sleep which over time leads to sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation is a serious problem and not to be sniffed at, we all need a minimum of 6 hours sleep to work properly. Without the correct amount of sleep our bodies will not function properly and our mood and behaviour will be affected.
Some relationships completely brake down from the effects of a snoring partner; couples harbour resentment towards their snoring partner as a result of lack of sleep. Arguments and the lack of intimacy from sleeping in separate beds can be the final straw and lead to separation. This is very sad when there are things that can be done to stop or reduce your snoring.
There is new evidence that snoring can be an indicator of serious health conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes. It could also mean you are prone to hypertension and strokes in the future which isn’t a great thought. Getting yourself or partner checked out by a doctor should be your first port of call.
The makers of the Good Night anti-snoring ring are confident they have found a technique that works. The newly launched Good Night ring uses acupressure theory by applying pressure on specific points on the little finger. Sounds crazy right? Wrong, acupressure has been practiced as a healing art for at least 5,000 years by the Chinese. A massive amount of scientific data has proved how and why acupuncture or acupressure is effective.
The Good Night anti-snoring ring has proven to significantly reduce snoring and also stop it altogether. It’s made from Sterling Silver and comes in three fully adjustable sizes. Selling at a RRP of just £29.99, this snoring ring could be the best investment you make for yourself and your relationships. The ring is available in Boots stores nationwide and online at www.goodnightsnoring.com.