Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers or special tools to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, when these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing.
Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, sinus problems, ulcer pain, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, menstrual cramps indigestion, and tension due to stress.
There are also great advantages to using acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure relieves anxiety, helps you get to sleep at night, strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
In acupressure, local symptoms are considered an expression of the condition of the body as a whole. A tension headache, for instance, may be rooted in the shoulder and neck area. Thus acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a disease and the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. By using a combination of trigger point stimulation, deep breathing, range-of-motion exercises, and relaxation techniques, your condition can improve as well as feel more alive, healthy, and in harmony with your life.