VHA Pain Management
Complementary Treatments > Acupuncture
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.
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|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
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|Acupressure Self-Care for Low Back Pain (YouTube)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijclWX702mU||Handout|
|Acupressure Self-Care for Headaches (YouTube)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngq-Y1JH-QA||Handout|
|Acupressure Self Care for Neck Pain (YouTube)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCqGsDdH1g0||Handout|
|Acupressure Self-Care for Sleep (YouTube)||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yu4GPwmrF0||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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