Prickly Pad Acupressure Pad - 8" x 14"
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8" x 14" - Use to alleviate muscle pain, muscle spasm, muscle hardening, joint pain and joint stiffness.
$24.95 - $27.95
Part #: PPC-PAD
Prickly Pad Acupressure Inflatable Cotton Pillow - 8" x 14"
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Use to alleviate pain in the cervical spine, the neck area and to alleviate or mitigate headache pain. 8 x 14 inch applicator with pressure tips applied to inflatable cotton based pad.
Part #: PPP-E1
Stimulate the Body's Own Unique Resources to Relieve Pain and
The Prickly Pad™ is an acupressure pad based on ancient science.
This acupressure (Reflexo-therapy) applicator is combining Indian
and traditional Chinese medicine. Both Eastern medical systems have
been proven as healing methods to eliminate many ailments.
How Acupressure Prickly Pads Work
The therapeutic benefits resulting from use of the Prickly Pad™
acupressure applicator are based on several working mechanisms that
complement each other and increase each effect.
1. Direct Effects
The pressure tips of the acupressure applicator stimulate the
skin such that the skin temperature increases. Direct consequences
of this stimulation are increased blood circulation and
micro-circulation within the skin and under-skin tissue. This
increased blood circulation within the muscle system results in a
relaxation effect. Besides increasing oxygen flow and metabolism,
direct skin stimulation also enervates the immune system associated
with the skin.
2. Indirect Effects
Chronic and acute inflammation of inner organs may affect
changes in the skin and hypodermis (i.e., dryness or bloating)
through the nerves, and can extend from these inner organs to skin
areas supplied by the same blood vessels and nerve fibers.
Conversely, through increased mechanical stimulation of reflex
points or skin zones with the acupressure applicator, the
metabolism as well as the oxygen supply to the inflamed organ
increases. Traditional Chinese medicine utilizes this phenomenon
through stimulation of acupressure points to balance and correct
irregular energy flow.
NOTE: Frequent, focused and regular mild skin
stimulation trains the self-regulating ability of the body better
than strong irregular stimulation, and has a positive effect on the
involuntary (inactive) nerve system.
3. Biochemical and Physiological Pain Effects
The pain-relief effect of the Prickly Pad™ is based on two
mechanisms: The application mechanically stimulates the receptors
in the skin and hypodermis and charges the fast-conductive nerve
fibers that control the "pain gate" in the spine. In parallel, the
minimal pain caused at the beginning of treatment due to direct
stimulation of acupressure points quickly increases production of
endorphins (the body's own opiate), and this may relieve or end
both primary and secondary pain.
"I use prickly pad for a severe hamstring injury and insomnia.
It is great for pain, injuries, headaches, energy boosts and
insomnia. I've recommended to every one who is in pain." -- Donna