The Acupressure Atlas

Excerpts & Samples

By Bernard C. Kolster

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Bernard C. Kolster

Bernard C. Kolster
Bernard C. Kolster, M.D., is a physical therapist and doctor. He has written a number of books on acupressure and reflexology in German and is the author in English of Partner Massage and Look After Your Back. Dr. Kolster is also a coauthor, in English, of The Reflexology Atlas. He lives in Germany



A fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to acupressure

• Provides acupressure treatments tailored for a wide variety of health disorders, including back pain, heart and circulatory problems, and even the common cold

• Contains step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color for self-treatment or treatment of a partner

• A simultaneous hardcover and paperback release

Trouble sleeping, sensitive stomach, headaches, joint problems, allergies: Sensory ailments such as these have been steadily increasing in Western countries for decades. Acupressure--massage along the body’s meridians in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine--can effectively prevent and treat all of these disorders, and more. The Acupressure Atlas is a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide that demonstrates how acupressure techniques activate and accelerate the body’s self-healing powers to alleviate many health problems, including even the common cold.

Acupressure confers a holistic health benefit that prevents disorder from arising by harmonizing and balancing the body’s energies. It is particularly suited to self-treatment, the treatment of a partner, and especially the treatment of children. Along with an introduction to the origins and principles of traditional Chinese medicine, The Acupressure Atlas provides the most important basic techniques as well as step-by-step instructions, illustrated in full color, of the practical and specific information needed to put the healing techniques of acupressure at your fingertips.
"What's unique about this book is the photos for each situation: You do not ever have to guess or assume. The book stays open so you can refer to it while working."
M. Stoodley, writer and yoga teacher, Nov 2007

"This fully illustrated, comprehensive reference guide demonstrates how acupressure techniques activate and accelerate the body's self-healing powers to alleviate a wide variety of health problems."
Massage Magazine, Issue 139

"If I had to pick just one book on acupressure for my personal library, The Acupressure Atlas, with its clearly explained and well-illustrated information, would be the one. . . . can be used to self-treat or to treat a partner or a child, making this book a fantastic gift or an excellent addition to anyone's collection of books on natural healing."
Susan LosCalzo, New Age Retailer, Expo 2008

" . . . offers far more insights on home how-to basic health care than most titles and an emphasis on visuals which makes for infallible applications."
The Midwest Book Review, Apr 2008

"Both the medical doctors authoring this book, have through painstaking thoroughness, explained and elucidated every point, meridian and technique to facilitate the reader to obtain expertise in this self-healing form of treatment."
Sheela Bhojwani, East and West Series, Vol. 50, No. 3, Mar 2008

"An easy to follow book and excellent reference for natural health practitioners and even novices looking for self-help."
Making Scents, Winter/Spring 2008

"This giant  book is filled with detailed photos and illustrations that will teach you the fundamentals of acupressure, with frequent references to its origins in the ancient lore of Chinese medicine."
Rainbo Electronic Reviews, May 2008