Heatable Acuball Mini
The Heatable acuball mini specially designed acupoints, heat and stimulate blood flow. This increases circulation, helping to ‘flush out’ built up toxins that accumulate in tight muscles causing pain. As these toxins release over time the muscle itself relaxes. Direct pressure from the acupoints also massages muscle and mobilizes joints, further enhancing pain free body movement.
How It Works
The Acuball’s patented design features apply 100% natural acupressure and heat:
1) relaxes tight muscles,
2) enhances joint movement,
3) reduces nervous system irritation,
4) stimulates blood flow to flush out built up muscle wastes,
5) releases natural painkillers and sedatives,
6) improves nervous system energetic flow.
The acupoints also stimulate your Central Nervous System, like acupuncture does, to release natural painkilling, relaxing and mood enhancing chemicals like enkephalins and endorphins. Because of this, people who use the Acuball in bed, before retiring for the evening, often report enhanced feelings of relaxation and deeper sleep.
When you use the Acuball on a tender area, you’ll notice that after three or four 20 minute sessions it’s a lot less tender than when you first started. Now you know why: wastes have been flushed out, muscle has been relaxed, joints have been mobilized, and your nervous system is much less irritated…and so are you!
The Acuball’s Unique Design Features
The Acuball’s effectiveness is the result of a number of unique design features:
Dual Stimulation Zones for Large & Small Muscles
Like pulling an accordion open, this helps to ‘free up’ your spine all the way from your low back up to the top of your neck. The acupoints at the side of the Spine Align Belt also give an acupressure treatment to the important postural muscles running along both sides of your spine (the erector spinae muscles), allowing them to open and relax.
Better spinal motion, improved Central Nervous System flow (since your Central Nervous System runs through your spine) and improved posture result.
The area where your neck meets the back of your head is a key area for wellness enhancement. Why? Because it is here that your brain exits your skull and becomes your spinal chord, transmitting vital information to every part of your body. Any tightness here affects your brain’s ability to optimally communicate with your body, so you want this area to be as loose and flexible as possible. Because we spend so much time with our heads bent forward – working, computing and care-giving this area is almost always tight. The Spine Align Belt allows you to open this crucial area, which as you’ll experience for yourself, feels truly wonderful.
If you like the feeling of heat on tight sore muscles, you’ll love the Acuball’s unique patented heating ability. You certainly don’t have to heat it, many people use it at room temperature, but you should try it. People have remarked countless times that they love the sensation of deep penetrating warmth on sore, achy muscles. Many people love taking a heated Acuball to bed with them.
Why does it feel so good when it’s heated?
Heat expands muscles, causing blood vessels to open up, bringing more blood to tight areas.
This increased blood flow flushes out accumulated wastes, calming irritated nerves and loosening muscles back to their normal relaxed state.
The Acuball-mini’s smaller nibs and harder feel make it perfect for releasing tight muscles in the smaller muscle groups of the body such as the feet, shoulders, upper back and arms. It is particularly effective in the feet for relieving painful conditions like plantar fascitis. Athletes (golfers, runners, tennis players) use the Acuball-mini before their activity to loosen problem areas in their feet, shoulders or arms to enhance muscle performance and reduce risk of injury.
The Acuball’s Mind-Body Effects
You now have an understanding of how the Acuball works on a physical level but it also has a beneficial effect on a much deeper level: it teaches you to reconnect your mind with your body. As you lie on or lean against the Acuball your mind naturally tunes into the sensations it feels in your body. Instead of focussing on external issues like finances or kids, your mind focuses back within yourself. This ‘inner focus’ is considered to be an essential ingredient in generating true healing power (as both western research and thousands of years of eastern healing tradition have shown).
Most of us are so preoccupied with life that we don’t listen to our body until it’s already in pain. The Acuball was developed as a self-healing tool to allow people to focus and work on themselves, activating their own healing powers in the process. 2500 year old Chinese Yin-Yang philosophy tells us that when our mind and body are used in perfect balance we function at our highest level. With each Acuball session you do more and more body awareness develops, resulting in an all-important shift towards greater mind-body balance and health.
Enhance the Effectiveness of Any Professional Care You Receive
If you are currently receiving professional healthcare, use your Acuball as a valuable self-healing tool to complement and enhance your treatments. The Acuball will help to release tight muscles and joints further improving your body’s natural return to health.
Ask your therapist which areas you would benefit from Acuballing and combine their advice with your own explorations to design a self-treatment program that’s right for you.