Acupressure is the Science of a Nature which teaches us to cure diseases through the in built mechanism of the body.It involves giving pressure points on the body with fingers /hands to alter the internal flow of the vital force /energy called ‘Qi’, (pronounced Chi), to strengthen , calm or to remove any block to its free flow. It is regularly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.(TCM). The acupressure points align along the 14 meridians ( 12 Paired Meridians, 2 Unpaired Meridians) and the Extra Meridians.


About Acupressure

The fingers are used to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress, ulcer pain, menstrual cramps, lower back aches, constipation, and indigestion. You can also use self-acupressure to relieve anxiety and to help you get to sleep at night.

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 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 "dis-ease" that is, before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. By using a combination of self-help methods such as trigger point stimulation, deep breathing, range-of-motion exercises, and relaxation techniques, you can improve your condition as well as feel more alive, healthy, and in harmony with your life.

Usually the practitioner uses his/her thumb and the fingers to exert the necessary pressure.The other handy instruments include Hand massager, Wooden clips, Rubber bands, Grooved rollers etc.