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Acupressure Pain Relief is based on the points and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which emphasize preventing illness, dealing with the underlying causes in depth, and treating the whole person. Activating potent Acupressure points stimulates the body’s healing energy. The release of this healing energy, combined with deep breathing, affects the body’s biochemistry and helps relieve pain naturally.

Title                                                            Link to PDF
Acupressure for Headaches (PDF) Veteran_docs/AcupressureforHeadaches.pdf
Acupressure Point Prescription (PDF) Veteran_docs/CIPC_Handout_Acupressure.pdf
Self Care Flyer Acupressure (PDF) Selfcare_Flyer-April_2019.pdf

Acupressure - YouTube Videos

Title                                                            Link to Video Link to PDF
Acupressure Self-Care for Low Back Pain (YouTube) Handout
Acupressure Self-Care for Headaches  (YouTube) Handout
Acupressure Self Care for Neck Pain (YouTube) Handout
Acupressure Self-Care for Sleep (YouTube) Handout

Acupressure Self-Care for Headaches - Video

Licensed Acupuncturist Stephanie Gregory instructs Veterans in an acupressure self-care routine for headaches. This acupressure video is not intended to replace regular medical care, or treat undiagnosed conditions.

Links to tools on "Complementary And Integrative Health," for pain manangement, developed for Veterans/Public.

  Yoga/Tai Chi - page
  Physical Activity - Physical Therapy & Chair Exercises - page
  Acupressure - page

Veteran/Public Pain Management - Resource Topics

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If you have questions or suggestions for pain-related resources to share, please send an email to VHA Pain Management Webmaster Group. Please do not submit any personal healthcare information. Questions about personal care should be directed to the local VA facility.