Acupressure is one of the ancient Chinese technique used to cure diseases. Our body consists of some important points called pressure points. These pressure points are believed to be the junctures of meridian pathways. And, they carry energy called 'chi'. Acupressure involves accessing and releasing blocked energy centres in the body.
The technique involves application of finger pressure on these pressure points.Blunt object may be used for massaging in a circular manner. Some of the pressure points are related to a specific part of the body while others are more general in their effect. The duration of massages may vary between 5 and 15 minutes.
By stimulating the various pressure points in the body, the energy blockages can be removed. Removal of the blocked energy causes the toxic to alleviate. The accumulation of toxins causes muscle stiffness throughout the body. This kind of muscle stiffness often puts pressure on nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. And, the pressure on blood and lymph vessels affect the skeletal system and the functioning of internal organs.
Acupressure can help with the following:
Relieve stress and tension
Relax mind and body
Increase blood circulation
Aid in the removal of toxic wastes
Provide relief from head, neck and shoulder aches
Promote the healing of injuries
Increase energy levels
Increase overall feeling of well-being
Decreasing labor pains
Chinese have been using acupressure as a beauty treatment for thousands of years. You can use acupressure points to improve skin condition and tone and relax the facial muscles, which can lessen the appearance of wrinkles without drugs.
Acupressure is not a substitute for medical care. It is often an appropriate complementary treatment. For example, it can speed the healing of a broken bone once it has been set, or aid a cancer patient by helping to alleviate some of the associated pain with it.
Acupressure massage techniques are generally employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.