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Originally published July 12 2006

Acupressure can prevent brain shrinkage in back pain sufferers (press release)

by NaturalNews

Current evidence suggests that suffering from back pain can actually shrink your brain. This is worrying because back pain is a common health problem worldwide. Back pain affects up to two-thirds of the adult population annually, which alone causes huge losses due to days off from work and school. Managing back pain is more important than ever, not only because of its economic costs, but also because of the newly discovered negative effect it has on the brain.

The good news is that back pain research has shown that simple methods can be very effective in reducing back pain. Recent findings have established that acupressure, an ancient Chinese healing technique, is more effective than standard physical therapies in relieving back pain.

Acupressure uses the same points as acupuncture, but instead of needles, acupressure uses only the fingertips. Because acupressure is non-invasive, it is one of the safest healing techniques known. And because it is efficient, acupressure is recommended for pain relief by respected health institutions, such as the WHO.

Virpi Tervonen, of, explains how an ordinary back pain sufferer can easily self-manage his or her back pain symptoms using simple acupressure techniques.

"The benefits of back pain acupressure are tremendous and can bring almost instant relief to persons with back pain." says Virpi Tervonen, who herself has used acupressure to relieve her lower back pain, stiff neck, and to cure her sciatica when she first got the symptoms.

“I was lucky that I knew about acupressure and so I wasn’t caught in the painkiller trap. That’s why I want to share this remarkable knowledge to others at” she continues.

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