Acupressure has been used for ages and dates back to ancient Chinese Medicine. It heals the body from pain and discomfort. Many people are re-discovering the benefits of this holistic healing and combining it with conventional medicine without having to endure harmful side effects.
What is Acupressure?
It is similar to acupuncture, but pressure is delivered from the fingertips instead of tiny needles to certain points of the body with a similar outcome. Your body is made of energy, and when it is healthy, energy flows freely though meridian points or channels. If energy, or “chi” is blocked, your mind and body feel the effects of illness. Your body has the ability to heal itself. In many cases, acupressure is able to do that. Pressure is applied to points that correspond with touch and meridian maps, and “chi” releases into your body so it can heal.
What are the benefits of Acupressure?
You are able to receive Acupressure in different positions, which include lying down, standing up or sitting. The optimal position is for you to be lying down because all affected areas that have obstructed energy lines are reached easier. A trained massage therapist will be able to identify and feel where you have a blockage. This could be a muscle knot or spasm where the flow of blood is also blocked. Massaging the area with the correct amount of pressure eliminates toxins and restores the function of your muscles. If you have had an area that has been blocked for a long time, you may feel instant relief.
Muscle and joint pain are the most common ailments acupressure is used for, but it can alleviate other issues in your body. These issues include chronic fatigue, intestinal problems, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, morning sickness, sinus problems and headaches.
If you want relief from pain and are tired of over-the-counter medications, Acupressure is definitely something you should try.