Dr. Michael Pinkus is an American chiropractic physician, nutritional expert and author. He is the developer of the Pressure Point Therapy technique and has written several books under this title. Dr. Pinkus' radio show has been airing weekly throughout the US and Canada for almost 20 years. Dr. Pinkus has worked with members of the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. He was a doctor for the US Olympic Team and attended the Olympic Games in Atlanta. He has a long list of top Hollywood celebrity clients and musicians he has consulted. Dr. Pinkus' Public Television show "Feel Better With Pressure Point Therapy" is airing nationwide to rave reviews.
"We have what we call a Health Care System, but it is really a Sickness Care System. It is vital that a person learns about their own health and employs these health techniques, to have better energy and wellness, both personally and for their families." - Dr. Michael Pinkus
How did you discover Pressure Point Therapy?
I was new in practice and had a patient come in who was a very tall, big gentleman. But he was bent in half, literally! He threw his back out lifting a garage door. It took me several minutes just to get him on the table. Other than the pain, his main concern was being able to go bowling--that night! I was hoping I could get him off the table after my treatment!
I did as much chiropractic on him that I could, which wasn't much because of his severe pain. So I started working a series of points I learned when I studied acupuncture. But I used my hands, not needles. After working on his lower back I started working points going down his legs. These points were along the sciatic nerve, which goes from the lower back to the toes! I found and treated the tender points.
After about 20 minutes I asked him to get off the table. He stood up straight! He was able to move around normally. He thanked me and asked if he could bowl in a few hours. He had such a good response I told him, why not?
Pressure Point Therapy was borne during that treatment!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Maybe one of the best places to grow up. I went to school with the Coen brothers. I was a musician and my neighbor and another friend, who I played in garage bands with, auditioned with Prince, when he first was starting his fame. They got the gig, Bobby Z and Dr. Fink. Matt Fink lived like 4 houses from me. There were lots of arts and creativity.
For me, my writing style is similar to the way I speak or lecture. I could almost dictate a book but I enjoy the time writing!
Pressure Points are areas of stress held by the body. Headaches, back pain, low energy, hormone problems and even sinus problems can result because of painful Pressure Points. in this book you will find out how you can use Pressure Point Therapy for yourself, family and friends. The book will walk you through the technique, very user-friendly. The charts in the book show you exactly where to go.