Let’s look at certain claims made by people on the internet that acupressure can be used to help increase one’s height. From personal experience, I remember that acupressure is a form of massage that focuses on pressure points on the body which correspond to certain chi points and chi centers.
In theory, it seems that the creation and development of acupressure is based on the same as acupressure. Instead of sticking needles, or cups, or stones on one’s body as done in acupuncture, one;s own hands, fingers, and limbs are used to stimulate the points over one’s body.
One of the oldest product ever sold that claimed to increase height was the YOKO product. A link of it is provided in the Products page.
It is described as in detail on why it works HERE.
Description : Yoko the scientifically developed height-increasing device that is absolutely safe, simple and effective for men and women of all ages who want to grow taller. Research has shown that short individuals have fewer opportunities for romantic relationships, have fewer children, and on average are paid less. finding adult fashion clothes is also difficult. short women report that they are not taken as seriously as their taller peers. short people deserve the same rights and privileges as any other member of society. we hope to help you gain them.
Yoko works by stimulating pituitary action. besides giving you the extra inches you desire, yoko has been proven to increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase metabolism, reduce tiredness, slow-down aging, smoothen breathing and promote general good health. truly a wonderful way to grow taller and stay healthy at the same time!
According to the human growth medical research findings of dr ichiro kawaguchi of tokyo research laboratory of the national health department and dr a. kawata from the kyoto university, human height is not determined by genetic factor alone but is strongly influenced by the effects of certain hormones on the development of the 26 skeletal bones and the cartilageneous portions of the 62 bones of the lower body. the stimulation of the pituitary gland would increase hormonal production, which would then spur the growth of the cartilageneous portions of the bones of the lower body, ultimately leading to height increase.
Me: I wanted to make this post really quick. I have reviews the YOKO height increase insoles and showed that they don’t work. They can actually hurt a person’s feet from using it too much. There is another type of height increasing insole sold called the KIMI which is the exact same product as the YOKO, only with a different name. So we can conclude that most of the popular products sold that they can help you gain height from the theory of using acupresure, chi, and meridian doesn’t work.
When it comes to the use of reflexology there is just not enough evidence to show that there has ever been any case of height increase involved with consistent use of reflexology.
So does that mean that acupressure and certain types of massaging or touching of body parts will NOT induce growth hormones like IGF-1 or stimulate growth?
No exactly, since the issue is still very difficult to resolve. I have shown in the past that there is a technique that I am willing to endorse which is the Qigong Method which has caused quite a stir in the internet space because the originator of the method supposed grew form 5′ 0” to 5′ 4″ when she was 22-24. She posted only a few posts through a 5 year span giving really great content and ideas on how she used her method to gain the height she had always wanted. Qigong has a theory based also on the Chinese principles of chi, meditation, and meridian lines. I would suspect that at this time, our Modern Western has not fully tried to incorporate and understand certain types of Eastern medical practices so there might be certain pressure point in the body which if we pressed can help our growth a little.