Acupressure - which is literally "finger pressure" or "touch communication" - is said to be able to help relieve many kinds of health problems like asthma, everyday ailments like knee pain, and even stress-related disorders like tightness around the neck. How does it work? And what are the advantages this traditional therapy in Chinese medicine has over modern medicine? We spoke to a local acupressurist for an insight into this increasingly popular mode of healing.
Her medical history included high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure and osteoarthritis. She also had a cold with a productive cough. For each condition, she had been prescribed a different drug, and she was taking a few over-the-counter remedies on her own.
The Consumers Association of Penang lauds the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) adoption of the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) motto of “Protect women from tobacco marketing and smoke” for World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2010 as the impetus for its focus on women being the main target for tobacco industry marketing in Malaysia.