Alternative Medicine Resources

Bringing You Natural & Effective Health Alternatives

Acupressure: Age-Old TCM Technique For Relaxation And Health

without comments

What is acupressure in Bellmore?

Acupressure is a bodywork healing method from TCM or traditional Chinese medicine that has roots from thousands of years ago. There are mentions and detailed usages of acupressure in Ayurveda, which has an even more ancient history. Acupressure involves applying pressure on precise parts of the body and is said to be even better at stimulating body parts than acupuncture (which uses needles).

Acupressure in traditional Chinese medicine is based on the theory of the five elements and various meridians/channels within our body. It involves the application of pressure to special energy points (called acupressure points) on the body. There are hundreds of acupressure points on our body, which belong to the 12 major energy meridians lines, which in turn connect to all our vital organs.

During an acupressure session, one typically lies with a clothed on a soft massage table. The practitioner then gently presses on the acupressure points with their fingers, palms, elbows or special tools. Since in acupressure, the apply pressure to specific and acupoints in our body, it can easily be used as a simple self-healing technique.

The key benefit of receiving acupressure treatment is: stress relief, a feeling of joy for relaxation and well-being. Acupressure also helps with improving circulation, elevating energy levels within our body, reducing aches and pains along with encouraging health and healing, by vitalizing the body’s intrinsic healing abilities.

Acupressure can be a great preventative in healing technique, particularly to help balance your body and address chronic issues and problems.

Written by Valerie

February 19th, 2019 at 11:31 am

Posted in Acupuncture

Tagged with