Friday, August 18, 2006

Thumb Ring for Sleep Apnea



I just learned that a reflexologist in Jackson MS is using "thumb rings" to treat sleep apnea. I found this add for "The Anti Snor Therapeutic ring" on the web:
From Florence Cardinal,Based on acupressure
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The Anti Snor Therapeutic ring uses the concepts of acupressure to improve sleep. It's designed to reduce snoring, sinus problems and restless sleep.
Acupuncture/acupressureAcupuncture has been around for hundreds of years. Acupuncture without needles is called acupressure. Both work on the many meridians that run throughout the body carrying energy. The use of acupuncture or acupressure is said to clear stoppages of this energy.
The Anti Snor Therapeutic ring uses the concepts of acupressure to improve sleep. It's designed to reduce snoring, sinus problems and restless sleep. This is accomplished by wearing a ring that's crafted with tiny silver balls that apply light pressure to the base of the little finger of the left hand.

How the ring worksThis pressure stimulates acupressure points which, in turn, stimulate the meridian that leads to the small intestine, through the body to the heart. This meridian continues up the arm the face, jaw and head.
Stimulating this meridian frees the energy in the small intestine and heart meridians, and has a calming effect on the entire body. The It's excellent those suffering from stress induced insomnia

I don't think that it works.

2 comments:

AntiSnor.net said...

Hi Dr. Rack. You should really have a few of your patients try the AntiSnor Therapeutic Ring before you dismiss it summarily. It is worn on the left pinky finger (not the thumb) and is effective for more than 80% of those who try the ring. For a one-time purchase of $45 and a money-back guarantee, what's the harm in trying an alternative snoring remedy?

AntiSnor.net said...

Also, we do not claim the ring is effective for treating sleep apnea. It is meant for those who have minor snoring problems.