Wednesday, December 01, 2004

From the Peoples Pharmacy: Daily Press Wed. Dec. 1, 2004

Q: I would like to share an acupressure tip that helps me sleep.
Tape a dried Kidney bean to the inside of your right wrist. I locate this point between the two tendons by measuring the width of three fingers up the arm from the wrist crease.
This gives around eight hours sleep. If I have to get up to go to the bathroom, I still go right back to sleep. This approach is cheap and safe and better than anything I have used in the past.

A: You are describing a traditional acupressure point called the "Inner Gate." Pressing on this spot is reported to help reduce anxiety, and slow the heart and promote sleep.
A randomized study using sham acupressure points as controls demonstrated that such techniques can be effective against insomnia.

I make no claims for this.........I am mearly passing this along for those that suffer along with me on nights when sleep alludes. I hope it helps...

Tony C.