Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Acupressure Points Chart Showing Known Acupressure Points On Your Body

Acupressure Points Chart Showing Acupressure Points On Your Body

Below is an acupressure point chart showing a large number of known acupressure points on the human body.


Many of these acupressure points can be stimulated with an acupressure mat in the comfort of your own home.   Heavenly Acupressure mats make great gifts for birthdays and holidays!

You can order you acupressure mat on Amazon.com and get free shipping.

Friday, March 1, 2013

How To Choose An Acupressure Mat | Selecting The Best Acupressure Mat Brand

How To Choose Your Acupressure Mat 
Selecting The Best Acupressure Mat Brand


With over a dozen different brands of acupressure mats on the market to choose from, and with prices ranging from about $20 to $100, how does one choose the right acupressure mat?
What is the difference between the different acupressure mat brands?

 Here are 5 things to look for when selecting an acupressure mat:

1. Materials The Acupressure Mat Is Made With
2. Quality Of The Materials
3. Is Glue Used In The Manufacture Of The Acupressure Mat?
4. How Many Spikes Are On The Mat?
5. Warranty On The Acupressure Mat  

1. Materials The Acupressure Mat Is Made With

Make sure the acupressure mat you buy is made with natural and non-toxic materials. The cloth should be a natural cotton, hemp, or linen, because these fabrics are "breathable" and and do not cause unnecessary sweating.
The spikes should be made with ABS plastic or other non-toxic material. many mats are made with plastics that contain BPA which has receive a lot of attention lately about it's toxicity. The foam most commonly used is polyurethane foam and is considered to be non-toxic. There are some acupressure mats that use natural foam rubber, eco-foam,and even coconut fibers as cushioning in their acupressure mats.  

2. Quality Of The Materials

The quality of materials used is also of importance. I have seen acupressure mats made with super thin cotton fabric that undoubtedly would not last more than a year or so because of the low quality fabric used.
Your acupressure mat when used daily, should last you way more than 5 years with proper care. Most often, it pays of to spend a little bit more on quality because you benefit from the length of time you can use the item.  

3. Is Glue Used In The Manufacture Of The Acupressure Mat?

Glue is bad! Do not get an acupressure mat made with glue. The glues used to attach the spike in cheaper acupressure mats are strong glues and are toxic. Most of the time you can smell the glue when you get your acupressure mat package. The higher end acupressure mats use a proprietary heat process to attach the spikes to the acupressure mats. This process adds a little more cost to the acupressure mat, but is well worth it because it is non-toxic.  

You are investing in your health and well-being so check to make sure the acupressure mat you choose is free of glue. It should state so on the company website or call them and ask.  

4. How Many Spikes Are On The Mat?

The number of spikes on the acupressure mat you choose has a significance. Most common are mats with around 8,000 or,6,000 spikes. The more the spikes, the more acupressure points you are likely to stimulate when laying on the acupressure mat. Also, the more spike there are the less it hurts.
Mats with fewer spikes say that fewer spikes result in more pressure on the acupressure points. The majority of acupressure mats on the market have around 8,000 spikes. If you have sensitive skin, you will prefer the mats with 8,000 spikes.  

5. Warranty On The Acupressure Mat

Companies that make good quality products offer great warranties on their products because they are confident of the quality and know that the products will last a very long time.
Companies and brands that don't stand behind their products don't offer long warranties. So if the warranty is for only 30 or 60 days, be wary.  Look for brands and companies that have long warranties on their products.

So when choosing your acupressure mat brand, get a mat made with high quality materials, non-toxic plastic such as ABS plastic, made without glue, and one that has a long warranty. These are generally available in the price range of $27 - $59.


Here are some great brands of acupressure mats:

Heavenly Acupressure Mats:
8,820 spikes.  5 year warranty.   Natural cotton fabric.  Natural foam rubber.  ABS plastic.  Glue-Free.

Spoonk Mat:
6,210 spikes. 5 year warranty. Natural cotton / hemp Fabric. Glue-free. Eco-foam.

Pranamat Eco:
5,525 spikes. 30 day warranty. Natural cotton / linen fabric. Coconut Fiber cushion. H.I.P.S. Plastic. Glue-free.

Shakti Mat:
8,000 / 6,000 spikes. 14 day warranty. Cotton fabric. Regular foam. ABS plastic. Glue-free.

Halsa Mat:
8,820 spikes. 30 day warranty. Natural cotton fabric. Regular foam.ABS Plastic. Glue Free

Yantra Mat:
8,820 / 11.550 14 Day warranty. Natural cotton. Regular foam. ABS Plastic.


                      

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to Acupressure Mats .Net

Acupressure Mats

Acupressure Mats are very popular because a lot of people find that the use of acupressure mats provides relief from stress, aches, and pains. Using a pattern of spiked discs attached to a natural cotton mat, the acupressure mat stimulates the body’s acupressure points.

Some reported benefits of using an acupressure mat include:
  • Better night’s sleep,
  • Relief of stress,
  • Back pain relief,
  • Increased energy,
Acupressure is a healing art form that has been used for over 5,000 years in eastern medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine describes 365 acupressure points along the twelve meridians of the body. The pressure points in the body are along “meridians”, or channels throughout the body, through which the energy (Chinese concept of "Qi" or Chi) or "life-force" flows. The pressure points can be activated by either acupuncture, which utilizes needles, or through acupressure.
Acupressure Mats use the principles of acupressure to help effectively relief back pain, stress, muscle tension and promote an increase in blood circulation.

A simple,effective,and affordable method of using acupressure is with an acupressure mat. The acupressure mat is about 2x3 feet in size, has 8,820 contact points on it that apply pressure along the body. Simply lie down on the mat for 20 minutes or more each day. These spikes on the mat stimulate various pressure points to help provide relief.


Acupressure Mats We Recommend:

Heavenly Acupressure Mat

The Heavenly Acupressure Mat is great for people that are looking for the following benefits.
  • More energy,
  • Reduction of stress,
  • Help if you are sleeping poorly,
  • Experiencing fatigue,
  • Muscle tension, stiffness, headache, back or neck pain
More than 1 in 10 Swedes now have an acupressure mat. WHY? Because they WORK!

Description:
The Heavenly Acupressure Mat has 8,820 effective acupressure points – more than most other acupressure mats on the market. When lying on the Heavenly Acupressure Mat, all of these contact points equally stimulate many different acupressure points in your body resulting in multiple benefits at once including relaxation, increased blood circulation, pain relief, relaxed muscles, better sleep and increased sense of well-being. The Heavenly Acupressure Mat is available in Green, Blue, Orange, & Black

Regularly $49.00 - NOW $29.99 
(Plus Shipping)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Acupressure Pillows Are Effective Pain Reliever Says Dr. Oz On The Dr. Oz Show

Acupressure Pillows Reviewed On The Dr. Oz Show As Effective Pain Relievers!

On the Dr. Oz Show This week, Dr. Oz reviews acupressure pillows for effective natural pain relief. According to Dr. Oz, the acupressure pillow changes the way your nerves react. Christina, a participant on the Dr. Oz Show Christina tried the acupressure pillow and said it was comfortable and that “this was one product I could use.”

The acupressure pillows work by using the principles of acupressure to stimulate nerves, acupressure points, muscles, and the skin in your neck and lower head area. This stimulation causes your body to release the body’s own pain-relieving hormones – endorphins and oxytocin, while increasing blood circulation and oxygen to your neck and head. This in turn results in the relaxation of the muscles in your neck and head, and a re-balancing of the nerves and body.

Here at Acupressuremats.net, of the various styles of acupressure pillows tested, we have found the Heavenly acupressure pillows, which are ergonomically designed for maximum effect and comfort, to be our favorite. The spikes on the Heavenly acupressure pillow are placed where they will stimulate the right pressure points for the most effective relief.

The Heavenly acupressure pillows are very easy to use. Just lie down and gently place the acupressure pillow under your neck with the points directly on your bare skin. It usually takes around 5 minutes to get used to the initial sensation which is followed by a pleasant warm sensation, and sweet, deep relaxation. Use the acupressure pillows for twenty (20) minutes or more for best effects.

The Heavenly acupressure pillows work great for natural pain relief and is used successfully by people with chronic neck pain, muscle tension, headaches, migraines, and insomnia.

For a full upper body experience, use the Heavenly acupressure pillows in combination with the Heavenly acupressure mats! The success stories are great and so are the results!!!!








Acupressure pillows are also know by different names including bed of nails, acu-pillows, halsa, shakti, yantra, nayoya, swedish acupressure pillows.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Acupressure mat accessories | Acupressure pillows

The latest acupressure mat accessories - Acupressure pillows!

Acupressure mats are becoming all the rage these days. Those mats with over 8,000 spikes that some call a modern day Bed of Nails, have now been featured on popular TV shows like the Dr. Oz Show, CBS and ABC news, and written up in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times. There are multiple brands out there including the Heavenly acupressure mats, Shakti, Yantra, Himalaya, Spoonk Space (go figure how that name was chosen), Halsa, Pranamat Eco, and the Heavenly. Heavenly, now that is a name we can relate to :)

Now there are accessories being added to the acupressure mats. The main accessory to the acupressure mats is the acupressure pillows. We have looked at 3 different styles of pillow.

The one we liked the best was the ergonomically shaped pillow that fits very comfortably under the neck and head. The spikes are placed where they have maximum impact and stimulate the skin and acupressure points on the neck and lower section of the head.

We really liked this because now we do not need to roll up towels to go under the acupressure mat when we want to treat our necks. Very convenient and easy we now use the acupressure mat and the acupressure pillow together for a full and complete upper body treatment. We love the acupressure pillows!

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