Monday, March 27, 2017



You can practice acupressure with a partner in any number of ways. You can press and hold the points while you are hugging, whether as p _ an affectionate greeting or while making love. You may incorporate _ _ " acupressure into a shoulder and neck massage to relax your partner 7-’ ' after a stressful day. You may press and hold points to relieve a headache or help your partner get to sleep at night. There are numerous ways to stimulate the points: you can caress, kiss, lick, suck, and knead them as well as rub them. Often, however, the most powerful stimulation is simply to hold the point firmly. Learn more at and

Acupressure’s healing touch is safe to do on yourself and others- even if you have never done it before—as long as you follow the instructions and pay attention to the cautions. It is noninvasive and produces no druglike side effects. Since the only equipment you need is your own two hands, you can practice acupressure anytime, anywhere.
To help you locate the points, the illustrations at the end of each couple's exercise show you the major acupressure points stimulated in that exercise. In addition, Appendix A lists some of the major acupressure points for relieving common ailments and catalogs their many health benefits. For more detailed health information, refer to my previous book, Acupressure’s Potent Points. If you or your partner. Learn more at


has any of these ailments, you may wish to hold some of these points during the intimacy exercises.


Each of the 365 acupressure points has been poetically named, based on ancient sources of traditional Chinese medicine. Often the name provides insight into the point’s location or its benefits. For instance, holding the point called Rushing Door, located in the groin, can open a rush of circulation into the genitals and legs. It is sexually arousing as well as good for relieving cold feet.

In the illustrations in this book, however, the points are labeled by number. These point reference numbers follow standard abbre- viations used by professional acupressurists and acupuncturists. The point labeled Sp 6, for instance, is the sixth point on the spleen meridian. Lovers do not need to know or try to remember these point reference numbers to enjoy the many benefits of acupressure.

To touch a point, apply finger pressure gradually, aiming into the center of the body part. Hold your finger or hand perpendicular to the surface of the skin. Any pull on the skin means that the angle of pressure is incorrect. Consciously direct your finger pressure into the center of the body part being worked on. Your nails should be short.
Always remember to apply pressure gradually. The more slowly you apply pressure to the point, the more effective your fingers will be. Applying pressure gradually allows the tissues to respond, promotes healing, and encourages your partner to feel connected to you.

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