About Acupressure

What conditions are responsive to acupressure?

Breathing Mia Anderson IGM® is an effective, non-invasive, cost-effective way to improve and often completely heal physical conditions like arthritis, asthma, TMJ, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, joint or muscle pain, digestive issues, fertility problems, gall bladder and other organ dysfunctions, among others. Conditions like stress, depression, anxiety, and others also respond extremely well. Virtually all acupressure clients report feeling more "together" and having an improved sense of overall well-being. In addition, regular IGM® sessions lessen the side effects from chemotherapy and radiation for those with cancer and other illnesses, they can minimize the trauma of surgery and anesthesia (patients require less pain medication and leave the hospital sooner), and they can significantly hasten the healing of fractures and other injuries.

What is acupressure?

According to the thousands-of-years-old Eastern art of acupressure, the human body has a network of channels, known as meridians, through which our vital life force energy or "chi" flows. Everyday stresses and physical and emotional upsets - current, recent, or long past - can unbalance or block the flow of energy, leading to disease, disability, and/or discomfort. Unlike acupuncture, where the acupuncturist uses needles, the IGM® (Isabell Gatto Method of) Intentional Wellness practitioner uses finger or hand pressure on a unique selection of acupressure points in a unique and specific order (the client lies fully clothed on a massage table) to reopen the energy channels and to smooth, calm or invigorate, balance, and harmonize the energy flow, all of which maximize the body's ability to heal itself.

Why should I get acupressure treatments?

Acupressure is not a substitute for Western or traditional medicine! Practitioners do not diagnose, nor do they prescribe. See your internist for any and all conditions that call for traditional medical expertise. At the same time, there is conclusive evidence that a combination of traditional and complementary approaches greatly improves the chances for a full recovery from adverse conditions. Ongoing regular sessions, because they maximize the body's innate and miraculous capacity to heal, are one of the most valuable gifts a person can give to himself or herself. They are "preventative medicine" at its best, eliminating energy blockages that will eventually show up as physical problems.