Benefits of acupressure


Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. More than 5,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered that pressing certain points on the body relieved pain where it occurred, and benefited other parts of the body more remote from the pain and the pressure point.

When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force, sometimes called qi or chi, to aid in healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle, but firm pressure of hands and feet. Acupressure continues to be the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand.

Acupressure can be effective in helping:

– relieve headaches

– eye strain

– sinus problems

– neck pain

– backaches

– arthritis

– muscle aches

– tension due to stress

– ulcer pain

– menstrual cramps

– lower backaches

– constipation

In acupressure, local symptoms are considered an expression of the condition of the body as a whole. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. Go! Fight! Win! Let the massages begin!


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