SOURCE: Ilchi Lee

Ilchi Lee

January 11, 2011 10:00 ET

Ilchi Lee: Acupressure Tips for Colds and Flu Symptoms

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - People suffering from cold and flu symptoms this season will be glad to learn that they may be able to speed up their return to health simply by applying pressure to certain points on the body. That's according to Ilchi Lee, a leading proponent of Eastern medicine techniques. Many of the pressure points that are known to relieve cold and flu symptoms are located in the neck and shoulder area. A person showing early signs of a cold can try these methods as one way to possibly prevent or shorten the length of their symptoms. 

In the same family as acupuncture, acupressure is a form of Eastern medicine that uses specific points on the body to enhance health and prevent illness. Acupressure, however, uses pressure created by the fingers, thumbs, palms, and the side of the hands rather than needles.

Ilchi Lee explains that there are four acupressure points important for keeping healthy to prevent coming down with colds. Two are located along the upper back. The other two are located on the chest, just inside the right shoulder. A detailed description of the points can be found at http://www.ilchi.com/blog/journal/acupressure-for-colds-and-the-flu/.

According to Lee, practicing acupressure can help people learn more than just how to treat common illnesses. They can also learn that they are not their bodies, but, rather, that their bodies belong to them. He encourages people to develop the ability to manage their health and wellness throughout the lifespan. Ilchi Lee also teaches people to use deep abdominal breathing, meditation, and meridian exercises in conjunction with acupressure to enhance well-being and prevent illness.

Ilchi Lee is the founder of Dahn Yoga, a noted author, and teacher of ancient Eastern knowledge.