What is the Purpose of Acupressure?
The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate the body's own recuperative powers by stimulating the various points on the body. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulate in the muscle tissue. The accumulation of toxins causes stiffness throughout the body. Stiffness in muscles puts abnormal pressure on nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. The pressure on blood and lymph vessels affects both skeletal systems and internal organ functioning.
How is Acupressure Performed?
Acupressure is usually given in a similar fashion to traditional massage. Points on the body are massaged using finger, thumb or elbow, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular motion with a medium pressure. Some of the most common acupressure techniques are: Rubbing, Kneading, Percussion and Vibration. Fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet are often used to massage other parts of the body.
Acupressure can be performed sitting, standing or lying down.
Acupressure can help alleviate:
Pain, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, toothache, dizziness, menstrual pain, digestive disorders including diarrhea and constipation, nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, stress and tiredness, etc.
In all cases, acupressure massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care.