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Wonders of Chocolates & Acupressure
Group 3
Baga, Katherin
Bautista, Christin
Bint Amora, Baisa
Foronghi, Farnaz
Lagazo, Sharlene
Masigan, Stephanie
Ortiz, Jamie
Submitted to: Prof. Ria Valerie Cabanes

Benefits of Chocolates
to improve mood by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain with lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol
Dark Chocolate
has lower quantities of unhealthy ingredients, such as fat and sugar, than milk chocolate packs loads of nutritious antioxidants
has far more antioxidants and flavonoids than milk or white chocolate the antioxidant compounds that give it its bittersweet taste -- promote a variety of cardiovascular benefits antioxidants in dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol, decrease oxidation of bad cholesterol, which leads to plaque

Benefits of Acupressure
is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments
ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain, and develops spirituality and vibrant health When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's life force energy to aid healing be used to relieve pain, fortify the sexual reproductive system, detoxify the body for greater health and beauty, and tone facial and back muscle treatment enhances muscle tone and increases circulation

Acupressure relaxes the tight muscles that result from emotional stress and trauma, which cause the body to contract its muscles and harden, like protective armor, to shield your inner self. How to do Acupressure

1. Choose whatever position you find most comfortable - either sitting or lying down. As you press points in different areas, feel free to reposition your body so that your muscles can relax completely. Play relaxing music

2. Learn the pressure points that deal with different body stressors. 3. When you begin practicing acupressure, you may find that you are most comfortable holding a point for two to three minutes. 4. Consciously and gradually direct the pressure into the center of the part of the body you are working on. It's important to apply and release finger pressure gradually because this allows the tissues time to respond, promoting healing. 5. Although you may be tempted to massage or rub the entire area, it is best just to hold the point steadily with direct finger pressure. Use prolonged finger pressure on an Acupressure point. Gradual, steady finger pressure for approximately three minutes is ideal. Each acu-point will feel somewhat different when you press it; some points feel tense, while others are often sore or ache when pressed. How much pressure to apply to an acupressure trigger point depends on ones body condition. Although you may be tempted to massage or rub the entire area, it is best just to hold the point steadily with direct finger pressure. The rule of thumb is to apply slow, firm pressure on the point at a 90 degree angle from the surface of the skin. If you are pulling the skin, then the angle of pressure is incorrect. It's important to apply and release finger pressure gradually because this allows the tissues time to respond, promoting healing. The better your concentration as you move your fingers slowly into and out of the point, the more effective the treatment will be.

Limit your self acupressure sessions to an hour at the most. When you begin practicing acupressure, you may find that you are most comfortable holding a point for two to three minutes. You may find that you can gradually over two to three months - work up to holding points longer, but do not hold any one point longer than ten minutes. And do not work any single area of the body, such as the abdominal area or the face, for longer that 15 minutes. The effects of acupressure can be quite strong. If you work too long, too much energy is released and...
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