vibrational acupressure?

topic posted Mon, July 18, 2005 - 12:23 PM by  Unsubscribed
I've found a vibrator about the size of an adult's middle finger that runs on three small watch batteries. I have tried it on myself on low on several relaxation oriented points with really good results.

Anyone heard of this or have comments?

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  • Unsu...

    Re: vibrational acupressure?

    Mon, August 1, 2005 - 10:00 PM
    Just want to bring this one back to the top. I'm still using it, and I'm still wondering if anyone else uses it.

  • Re: vibrational acupressure?

    Fri, August 12, 2005 - 10:37 AM're using a vibrator on "several relaxation oriented points" eh?

    sorry, couldn't resist.
    • Unsu...

      Re: vibrational acupressure?

      Mon, August 15, 2005 - 6:45 PM
      I was desperate to get some attention to the thread. I keep asking and no one seems to know anything about it. So I decided to use a bit of double entendre, hoping to get attention. It worked. ;)

      the points I use

      Shoulder well GB21
      Sacral points B27-34
      Bigger Stream K3
      Gates of Consciosness GB20
      Sea of Tranquility CV17
      Three Mile Point St36
      Gate of Origin CV4
      Sea of Energy CV6
      Rushing Door Sp12
      Mansion Cottage Sp13
      Crooked Bone CV2

      Ok, well, since Crooked Bone is just above the pubic bone, I guess it qualifies... but it seems to relax more than arouse.

      • Re: vibrational acupressure?

        Mon, September 19, 2005 - 3:46 PM
        Vibrating Palm is a technique used in Qi Gong healing, I'd say what you are doing is a mild version of this method. Qi Gong practitioners can very the amount and depth of the vibrations.
        • Re: vibrational acupressure?

          Tue, September 27, 2005 - 9:17 PM
          I practice Acutonics, which is the application of tuning forks to the points and meridian system. The sound is barely audible, but you can feel the vibrations run up the channel, or even mild De Qi.

          The forks are specially tuned to natural frequencies to have therapuetic effects. One fork harmonizes Qi, one tonifies Qi, one tonifies Yin / Blood, one moves and disperses Qi, one opens channels, etc.

          It may sound a little new age, but it feels great and my clients love it. It's very calming and grounding, the frequencies are right on target, just listening to them you feel how they might resonate with the body.
          • Re: vibrational acupressure?

            Wed, September 28, 2005 - 6:27 PM
            Vibration is one of the main techniques in many systems of Tui Na. It seems a bit dispersive to me, so I would be careful of applying vibration to deficient points/meridians.
            • Re: vibrational acupressure?

              Thu, September 29, 2005 - 8:45 AM
              I've heard of the tuning fork therapy being popular in some East Coast needling circles and have been increasingly interested in it.
              I was once diagnosed by a Tibetan Buddhist yogi who held a ringing fork to my head and from how I felt the vibration he did his diagnosis.
            • Re: vibrational acupressure?

              Mon, October 24, 2005 - 4:56 PM
              i would agree, vibration (especially with something run with electricty) might be more dispersing than desired.

              the tuning fork modality really interests me, as this is a different and more subtle modality than vibration (even with the hand/thumb).

              there's lots of other ways to work a point with acupressure; on infants, just touching the point is effective. Rubbing, holding, pressing, pinching (this is a favorite among fibromyalgia patients i've known, it's somewhat painful), or even holding with the palm of the hand over the point to warm it are all great modalities.

              even better is moxibustion ;-) (of course, there's acupuncture, too, where multiple points get stimulated simultaneously!)
  • Re: vibrational acupressure?

    Wed, January 4, 2006 - 3:46 PM

    Based on research done on stimulating Acupuncture points, research has shown that it does not matter how you stimulate the point. Whether using Acupuncture, Acupressure, laser devices, or with sound, all methods have been shown to be efficacious.

    The best research has aleady been done by you with really good results. As I tell my patients, if it feels good, then you are doing something right!

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