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MSP Mag | April 11, 2018

MSP Magazine on how coping with nausea, abdominal discomfort, and breathing issues is as simple as putting on a necklace or ring – featuring items from NWHSU’s bookstore.

Acupressure is a part of traditional Chinese medicine practice that uses direct pressure on the acupuncture points and meridians. This action unblocks energy (Chi), permitting it to travel freely throughout the body, to heal and alleviate symptoms like nausea and pain.

“Even before acupuncture, people were using their hands—that was the first tool of healing, and then acupuncture developed later,” says Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac., M.S., M.M., and adjunct professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. While acupuncture uses needles, acupressure uses pressure on the skin in targeted locations, depending on the nature of the condition or constitutional imbalance.

Read the full Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine article here.