Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. It helps individual to restore the energy balance throughout his or her body. It is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that was developed in Asia 5,000 years ago. It works along the same beliefs as acupuncture, only without the needles. The goal is to restore health and balance to the body’s channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).
It involves placing physical pressure, by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices, on different pressure points on the surface of the body. Intensity of pressure varies during the process.
What conditions is acupressure used for?
Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and promote deep states of relaxation.
Benefits of acupressure
- By pressing all the points on your hands and feet regularly helps maintain good health and also prevents your body to catch diseases.
- Acupressure therapy is highly effective for relieving muscular tension in all areas of the back such as low back
- pain, postoperative pain, or headache.
- Acupressure releases endorphins and promotes anti-inflammatory effects, helping with arthritis.
- Heal Menstrual Disorders in women.
- Develop spirituality and vibrant health.
Limits of Acupressure
- Great care should be used when applying pressure to points on or near the abdomen, groin, armpits, or throat.
- Incorrect pressure may create more trouble in body and too much pressure may fracture the pressure spot part.
- Special care should also be taken by pregnant women or those with recently-formed scars, burns, infections, skin lesions or active cancers.
- Avoid practicing acupressure right before a big meal or on a full stomach.
- Patients should always consult with a licensed health care professional before using acupressure or any other form of health care.