An internationally-experienced acupuncturist whose healing talents have touched clients around the world for the past 15 years, Adriana Germain has practiced in Glendale, California since 2005.

Adriana treats a variety of patients, from women battling fertility and hormonal problems, to individuals who are paralyzed and those who have trouble with weight loss. She also specializes in pain management and the treatment of stress related disorders.

How to Treat a Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow,  inflammation of the elbow joint, is usually caused by overstrain of the muscles in the wrist and fingers. It is very painful and limits greatly the use of the hand as the pain radiates from the elbow to the outer side of the forearm.
You can use acupressure to improve the flexibility of the arm. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine most of the acupressure points which relieve tennis elbow are located in the Large Intestine meridian. So a better bowel function is a side effect of this treatment.

Loose Weight with Acupressure

You can loose weight by pressing earlobe with your fingertips. 

Earlobe contains over one hundred acupressure points including the points that govern all vital organs and functions of the body. You can accelerate  your metabolism and reduce appetite by applying pressure on some of these points. 

Here is a simple do-it-yourself acupressure routine that you can use at home to help reduce hunger and cravings and loose weight. It is so easy that you can do it before meals during the holiday season to prevent weight gain. 

How to Relieve Sinus Congestion

Do you feel congested all the time? You feel pressure on the forehead and cheeks? Is it painful even to touch the skin of your cheeks?

You probably have an acute sinusitis following the flu or a chronic headcold and stuffiness because of an allergy. Acupressure is an efficient way to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis. You can use your own fingertips. Just be persistent and follow the routine several times a day:

Keep your Frozen Shoulder moving

As difficult as it sounds, try to keep your frozen shoulder moving, even if it feels painful. It makes the healing faster. Hold something heavy with your  hand, a hand weight or a cast iron frying pan. Bend your body a little bit forward and swing your arm in several directions. Do this many times a day to keep the joint loose and flexible.

You can also treat yourself with acupressure. Here is what to do:

Nausea and Morning Sickness

A simple way to treat nausea is to put a slice of raw ginger in the mouth and suck it untill you feel better. If your child feels motion sickness you can press on the point between his or her eyebrows. This is the point Yintang, a well known calming point in the Chinese medicine, which the yogis call the "third eye".