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The Neurochemistry of Counterconditioning: Acupressure Desensitization in Psychotherapy

doi: 10.9769.EPJ.2009.1.1.JRL By James R. Lane Abstract A growing body of literature indicates that imaginal exposure, paired with acupressure, reduces mid-brain hyperarousal and counter-conditions anxiety and traumatic memories. Exposure therapies that elicit the midbrain’s anxiety reflex and then replace it with a relaxation response are said to “reciprocally inhibit” anxiety. More recent research indicates that […]

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