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Acupressure Treatment - Procedure, Cost And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Acupressure Treatment is one of the oldest types of treatment and is practiced for more than a thousand years in China. Over time this ancient form of therapy has been perfected and is used as an alternate form of medicine across the world. In some cases and some countries, the treatment and therapies have advanced to such levels that it is being used as a frontline medicine in most cases. Acupressure Treatment follows the same procedure of acupuncture treatment minus the needles. Your body consists of pressure points that are believed to channel energy and positive vibrations throughout the body. Activating them further can treat you and can be beneficial to you in curing a broad range of ailments. The therapist works on this pressure point by using his fingers or his hands to give you the effects of the treatment. The goal of the therapist is to restore the healthy balance of your body and to regulate the opposing forces of positive energy and the negative energy. In Chinese vocabulary, this is referred to as Ying and Yang. These massages are aimed at increasing the blood circulation, releasing tension and in the stimulation of endorphins.

How is the treatment done?

Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, elbows, and palm to put pressure on the pressure points in your body. The sessions are basically a massage type experience that you can get when using the therapy. Each session can last about one hour, and you may need several sessions for better results. You would be lying fully clothed in these sessions, and the therapist would first understand your needs and the reason why you are opting for these treatments. There are many acupressure points in your body that only an experienced therapist may identify. Activating them in these massages can bring out the best results. In many cases, people undertake these sessions in order to get relief from pain and mental stress. Also when going for these sessions make sure that you get the treatment done only in a reputed massage center.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Every individual can safely have acupressure Treatment. It basically involves channelizing your pressure points for the wellness of your body. The treatment is done whenever you are undergoing a medical condition, and you would like to control it without medications and drugs. Also, people of all ages can opt for it without any side effects.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Acupressure Treatment is not entirely advisable for pregnant women. There are specific Acupressure Treatment and therapies available for such persons, and they can safely take them. Also, acupressure treatment is not advisable for young people and would be advised for people who are above 18 years of age.

Are there any side effects?

No, there are no side effects of undergoing acupressure treatment. Since your pressure points are massaged, you might feel some stiffness initially, but these muscle liaisons would ease on its own. Also, it would be advisable if you can relax for a day when you take this treatment so that your body absorbs the full potential of the treatment.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

There are no specific guidelines to follow. You can get back to your regular routine immediately post the treatment or the session. You might be advised to take some rest initially and avoid doing heavy works for a brief period. Also, try to adhere to all the sessions as laid down by the therapist as the treatment works only as a whole.

How long does it take to recover?

There is no recovery period involved, and you can get back to you routine immediately post your treatment. It would be mandatory to take some rest initially for the muscle suppleness to set in. In some very rare cases, you might feel a little pain in the areas where the pressure points have been concentrated upon. Otherwise, the treatment is extremely safe and can be had by any individual.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price and the cost of the treatment depend on the center and the number of sessions you might be asked to have. On an average, each session would cost around INR 200 to INR 300. Most of the sessions would be for an average time of one hour.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Acupressure treatment is more of a therapy rather than treatment. Hence the results may not be permanent and can depend on the ailment for which you are undergoing the treatment. However, for most of the individuals, the results can be immediate, and they can be having some immediate relief.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

As an alternative, you can opt for other treatments that can rejuvenate your pressure points such as meditation and physiotherapy. You can even opt for yoga exercises to channel them. Do check with your therapists and doctor for the alternative treatment that is suitable for you.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Very Low Side Effects: Very Low Recovery Time: Very Low Price Range: RS. 200 - Rs. 300 per session

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Health!

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Your Health!

All living creatures work on energy and a smooth functioning of the different metabolic processes in the body. The energies or “prana/chi/qi” are of different kinds and have their own distinct path of flow and influence. Air energy is better known as the air we breathe and from younger days we learn in school books that air purifies the blood in the lungs. The nose, the windpipe are the pathways and the transfer of energy happens in the lungs, on the blood. This blood feeds/influences the health of each and every cell of the body. The points of influence are the nose and windpipe.

Similarly, there are subtle energies that have their own specific pathways called Meridians. These energies are also associated with special metabolic functions and better known by names that associate with the main organ in the line of their path. For example, digestive energies are associated with the Liver meridian that follows a distinct path in the full body. There are specific zones along this path that can influence the manner in which energy flows along these paths and change the metabolic process of that energy meridian.

These points of influence are called äcu-points’. Pressure applied along these points is referred to as Acupressure treatment”. When needles are used, it is called Acupuncture treatment. The manner in which the Acupuncturist will choose a group of points will stimulate or sedate the activity of toes energies. This will allow the body to regain better health.

The needles help to regulate the flow of energy. Acupuncture is an exact science and needles are inserted into the skin at the point of influence. The depth of insertion, kind of needle, selection of points, angle in which needles are inserted, depth of needle insertion, twisting/turning of the needle, duration of therapy, the frequency of treatment; all these will create a change in the metabolic energies of the body.

A lot of research is being done all over the world to find out how this system works and what it is best suited for. Some medical conditions are easily treated and some take time. Very good medical clinical data is published in leading medical journal regarding these studies. Acupuncture has proved to be very useful in pain management; detoxification; healing enhancement; stress relief; improve digestion and few other health issues. Pure Acupressure medical science claims it is useful for all kinds of health disorder; modern medical research is by and by being able to prove this slowly.

Typically, the process of an Acupuncture treatment will follow these steps:

The acupuncture points are located throughout your body, and at times, the points may be located far away from a pain-affected area. The process of treatment involves the following steps:

  1. Needle insertion
    • Around five to 20 needles are utilized in typical acupuncture treatments.
    • The needles are quite thin and do not cause much discomfort.
  2. Needle manipulation
    • After the needle insertion, the needles are moved or twirled. Sometimes, in addition to insertion, heat or electric pulses is applied to the needles.
  3. Needle removal
    • Commonly, the acupuncture needles are kept in place for around 20 to 45 minutes while the patient is relaxed in a lying down position.


The most important benefits of acupuncture are as follows:

  1. Reduces headache and migraines
    • It is quite effective for the management of chronic headaches.
    • Based on several studies and research, it has been proven that acupuncture is ideal for the treatment of migraine headaches.
    • The strategically placed acupuncture needles help in relieving the symptoms of headache.
  2. Improves pain of various types
  3. Helps in insomnia treatment
    • Acupuncture is beneficial in reducing the various symptoms of insomnia and sleeplessness.
    • It works better than medicines and herbs for treating insomnia.
    • Moreover, the treatment is not associated with adverse side effects.
  4. Helps in improving cancer and chemotherapy recovery
    • Studies state that acupuncture is effective in boosting your immunity and enhances the recovery rate of patients undergoing cancer treatment.
    • It also increases your platelet count and prevents the death of healthy cells after undergoing a radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
    • It reduces the amount of pain involved in cancer treatment and improves your quality of life.
    • The major side effect of chemotherapy includes nausea.
  5. Prevents cognitive decline
    • Acupuncture is also effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
    • The age-related cognitive decline symptoms that are caused because of a neutral response in certain areas of your brain are reduced by this treatment.

Acupuncture is also being successfully used to treat digestive disorders; hormone imbalances; stress and depression; bone healing; reducing inflammation; preventing to treating diabetes; overcome acidity; hair fall and many other diseases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an acupuncturist.

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Ulcers - Treat It With Acupressure!

Acupressurist, Chennai

Any kind of ulcers either in the mouth or inside the body organs like esophagus, stomach, duodenum or colon can be completely cured even without medicines or lotions. This wonder therapy is called acupressure.

Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

What is Heatstroke?

Heatstroke occurs if your body temperature continues to rise. It is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or by doing physical activity in hot weather.

Symptoms of Heatstroke-

Causes of Heatstroke-

  • Exposure to a hot environment
  • Strenuous activity

Risk factors of Heatstroke-

  • Genetic response to heat stress
  • Situations that require exertion in hot weather
  • A lack of air conditioning
  • Certain health conditions such as heart or lung disease
  • Sudden exposure to hot weather

Complications of Heatstroke-

  • Shock
  • Damage to your brain or other vital organs

 Diagnosis of Heatstroke-

Diagnosis of Heatstroke involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Muscle function tests
  • X-rays and other imaging tests

Precautions & Prevention of Heatstroke-

  • Wear loosefitting, lightweight clothing
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Wear light-colored clothing if you’re in the sun
  • Limit the amount you spend working or exercising in the heat
  • Never leave children or anyone else in a parked car

Treatment of Heatstroke

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Surgical Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Other Treatment of Heatstroke

Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

Homeopathic treatment is useful in both acute and the chronic effects of heatstroke and in headache which return in hot weather. Homeopathy balances body temperature and water and electrolyte balance mechanism. It stimulates the heart and vaso-motor centers in the medulla very quickly. Some of the homeopathic remedies for heatstroke are:

  • Glonoine
  • Belladonna
  • Natrum carbonicum
  • Gelsemium
  • Aconite

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

If any treatments to lower your body temperature make you shiver, your doctor may give you a muscle relaxant, such as a benzodiazepine.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke-

  • Cool or cold clear liquids only
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Unrestricted sodium

Other Treatment of Heatstroke-

If you’re outdoors and nowhere near shelter, soaking in a cool pond or stream also can help bring your temperature down.

What is Gaucher s disease?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What is Gaucher s disease?

What is Gaucher’s disease?

Gaucher’s disease occurs when certain harmful fatty substances accumulate to excessive levels in your body’s organs and tissue such as liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow and, less commonly, brain.

Symptoms of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) or spleen (splenomegaly)
  • A decrease in healthy red blood cells (anemia)
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Brain problems
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Low number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Yellow spots in your eyes
  • Delayed puberty
  • Nosebleeds
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Seizures

Causes of Gaucher’s disease-

Deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase which is responsible for breaking down a fatty substance called glucocerebroside.

Risk factors of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Family history
  • Eastern or Central European Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry
  • People of Swedish descent

Complications of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Bone pain
  • An increased risk of certain cancers
  • Seizures
  • A tendency to bleed
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swallowing problems
  • Calcification of heart valves 

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease-

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease involves the following tests and procedures:

  • Enzyme analysis
  • Genetic mutation analysis
  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Preconception screening and prenatal testing

Precautions & Prevention of Gaucher’s disease

There is no known way to prevent Gaucher disease.

Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Other Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s Disease-

Homeopathy balances the metabolism. It relieves complaints and improves body functions. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Gaucher’s disease are:

  • Phos
  • Calc
  • Merc
  • Lyco
  • Chel

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

In the conventional and allopathic treatment, the oral medication miglustat (Zavesca) has been approved for use in people with Gaucher’s disease. Enzyme replacement therapy is also done. It replaces the deficient enzyme with artificial enzymes. These replacement enzymes are administered in an outpatient procedure through a vein (intravenously), typically in high doses at two-week intervals.

Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

The surgical treatment of gaucher’s disease involves Bone marrow transplantation. In this technique, blood-forming cells that have been damaged by Gaucher’s are removed and replaced, which can reverse many of Gaucher’s signs and symptoms.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

  1. Add extra calcium to their diet
  2. Eat a diet rich in vitamin D


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What Is Flat Feet?

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Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Flat Feet?

What is Flatfeet?

The absence of an arch is known as flatfeet. It allows your entire foot to touch the floor when you stand up. All children are born with flat feet. After the age of three, children begin to develop an arch. It is also known as Fallen Arches.

Symptoms of Flatfeet-

  • Foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area
  • Difficulty standing on tiptoe
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle 

Causes of Flatfeet-

  • Hererditary
  • Abnormal foot development, either due to genetics or cerebral palsy

Risk factors of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam
  • X-ray of feet

Treatment of Flatfeet-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Surgical Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Other Treatment of Flatfeet

Treatment of Flatfeet-

Homeopathic Treatment of Flat Feet-

Homeopathy may help supportive and relieve complaints like pain and swelling. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of are:

  • Calc
  • Calc P
  • Guaj
  • Stron C
  • Sulph

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Flatfeet-

In the allopathic treatment of flatfeet, over-the-counter pain relievers are prescribed until the pain subsides. Over-the-counter arch supports may help relieve the pain caused by flatfeet.

Surgical Treatment of Flatfeet-

If you are experiencing disabling pain from a severe posterior tibial tear, you may need tendon surgery.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Flatfeet-

  • Avoid coffee
  • Avoid excess salt
  • Other Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Exercises to stretch the Achilles tendon may help
  • Maintain healthy weight


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Popular Questions & Answers

How to cure navel displacement? I have been suffering from navel displacement since 5 years. There are any medicine for navel displacement.

General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet

I have been doing acupressure using thumb pressure. But now I experience headache and throat pain and nausea too. Is there any side effects of acupressure. If so then will the symptoms of side effects go away gradually or not? Please help me by clearing my doubts.

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Homeopath, Vadodara
Yes if done wrong then it can cause problems. It should go by its own. But vomiting may not be because of accupressure. Better take proper check up and take treatment.

Acupressure can be helpful for blocking lower limb The blocking of both legs around 80% Please suggest.

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Acupuncturist, Delhi
acupressure & Acupuncture both are helpful in getting full relief from these symptoms at any age whatever the condition may be.

For how much time can you stand on acupressure? Is it useful to stand on acupressure for some benefit.

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A Skilled Therapist who has Good Knowledge of 5 Elements of TCM can give much benefits in 10-15 days.

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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Hi! This is Dr. Santosh Kumar Pandey. I am owner and founder of Shenmen Healing Centre. This is located at Santa Cruz West in Mumbai. We are doing acupuncture here at my clinic and it s wonderful experience to be here as an acupuncturist. We are able to help lots of cases in many type of disorders and it s really very good experience when you can treat a patient without any medicine in all those cases where all the patients have tried so many methods of the treatment and modern and many I would say Ayurveda, allopathic along with that we can help patient without any treatment and good thing is that whatever medication we give or whatever medication they are taking along with that they can take acupuncture.

Acupuncture is recognized by WHO, and they have already given or written in how many cases we are able to help patients. so there is something like, I will share with you like any type of pain, paralysis, even dentistry and post operated case we here also, post operated cases and gases, diarrhea, lose motion, constipation, skin disorders, and stress related any disorder. In pain this is best, according to also, in my experience also, allergies and asthma, bronchitis and sleep disorders. Even in peripheral neuropathy cases, diabetic cases. My experience is also there, I have, in the supervision of medical doctors; not allowed to stop any medication but when I start the treatment of patient I go through proper medical check up with the consultation of their doctors. And, we try to check up each and every within three or four months, whatever treatment we are doing, we get them checked and then I request them to go visit their doctor for further treatment or medication.

I am very happy and very lucky to say that lots of medicines after starting the acupuncture, doctors only cut off the medications and in lots of cases we are able to stop the insulin cases. So, it is wonderful experience, very nice therapy and since it s a very known thing that more than 95% cases are stress related problems or they call it psychosomatic disorder. So, acupuncture relaxes you so nicely that all of your problems, sometimes we don t know we are treating for something else and you are getting result in something else. It is all because when we treat a patient we treat from the root, we try to energize the complete system of the patient. So, patient gets wonderful results in that along with worldly pain and this and that, he sometimes feels his digestive system is improved, sometimes he feels that his stress is getting better. In few cases, even insomnia, in many cases we are able to stop lots of medication of the insomnia cases and sometimes hormonal cases, sometimes depression cases, we give very good result into that.

Nowadays, it is like menopausal, lots of cases, means for girls and ladies are suffering from that menopausal problem, hot flushes and even in depression are causes of hormonal imbalances in the body and we are able to help them in all this disorders. I would say, acupuncture is something which not only going to treat your simple problems but also treating your system by working on your bodies five elements means panchtatva, so if we treat panchtatva, which is exactly like water, wood, fire, metal and earth. In all these five elements related to your body, like water is related to kidney and blood, wood is related to your liver and gall bladder, fire is related to your heart and small intestine, metal is related to your stomach and spleen same way earth is related to your lungs and large intestine. So, we are trying to balance your five elements or panchtatva of your body through one testing called acugraphy.

With, the acugraphy this is invented by US on behalf of Chinese acupuncture. So when we test your system, we try to diagnose the system through your body with the help of the machine or equipment called acugraph and after that we start treating your system. I have done at least 3000 testings till now, and I would say 2800 testing of when I do the acugraphy. I am able to diagnose almost 80-90% of the elements, so what exactly you are suffering, sometimes the root cause. I can tell you from this testing which gene of your parents or problem gene travelling into your system and according to that I can tell you what you have avoid and you have to be very careful about this careful and really people are getting better and benefitted from this therapy after testing them with the acugraph. So, acupuncture is one of the best thing because this is not new, this started more than 5000 years back invented by China. My Guru says that it is born in India and brought up in China.

I have done lots of work upon this and it is really, like people are very much aware of, lots of celebrities and people worldwide are doing acupuncture and now they are ready to expose their body to acupuncture and this is helping us because previously in India it was very difficult to claim and to be a acupuncturist but now everybody people know and they say, oh, you are an acupuncturist. So, this is very good thing as it is improving acupuncture therapy in India and it is going to work like magic like I am already experiencing. Lots of patients are coming to us, lots of good results are coming nowadays.

So, if you need anything, any help from my side or me, you can contact me through
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