Janet Wright - Reflexology and Acupressure - Octopus

Reflexology and Acupressure

Pressure Points for Healing

By Janet Wright

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  • £5.99

People are increasingly trying gentle self-help therapies in addition to orthodox medicine to cure minor ailments or relieve the discomforts of long-term problems Practical step-by-step advice endorsed by expert consultant therapists

Reflexology and acupressure stem from the science of pressure points and are popular drug-free, hands-on therapies that complement orthodox medicine and have practical applications in everyday life. This book describes basic techniques and easy-to-follow therapies to stimulate energy and combat everyday ailments such as headaches, arthritis and insomnia. The practical step-by-step advice is suitable for everyone from children to the elderly, and also included are gentle treatment tips to boost circulation, relieve stress and aid the healing process.

Biographical Notes

Janet Wright is a freelance writer specializing in evidence-based medicine and self help.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600617587
  • Publication date: 15 Jun 2008
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
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