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Acupressure Should Be Administered Under The Guidance Of An Experienced Acupuncturist

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Although not as popular as its illustrious cousin acupuncture, acupressure is nevertheless, slowly becoming a healing art that everyone is aware of. The technique of acupressure involves creating and putting pressure on five specific acupuncture/acupressure points to assist various functions of the body.

Acupressure works by applying pressure at certain acupoints in the body in order to heal various health related problems. Perhaps, the best aspect of this treatment is that it is easy to learn and perform both on others and on oneself. When you receive acupressure, there are three important health benefits you can receive, and to get these benefits you need to only focus on a few vital organs.

1. Spleen – For this organ, the acupressure point to use is located along the lower calf muscle above the bone of the inner ankle.

2. Liver – The liver acupressure point is found between the big toe and the second toe.

3. Large Intestine – This important point is located between the forefinger and thumb.

Massage these points for about five to ten minutes a day. Since all these points are bilaterally found in the body, you can gain optimal benefits (which are many) when both pairs of these points are massaged. The acupressure points need to be located precisely and then pressure should be applied to them in a way that it avoids any mishandling of the muscles.

You can find and read articles online or books that can help you learn more about the correct acupressure points and how to find them in the body in order to gain the maximum benefits of the treatment. Oftentimes, these articles and books come with a pictorial illustration of the acupressure points that can help you find them very easily.

However, if you are considering embarking on treating yourself or others with acupressure, it is always recommended that you talk to a licensed or qualified acupuncturist first before proceeding since you would be in a better position to provide yourself or a person with really good results or instruct the person about applying the appropriate movement and methods at the abovementioned acupressure points.

Acupuncturists are healers that are not only trained in the art of acupuncture but in acupressure therapy, as well. They have a deep knowledge of what acupressure is and know where all the pressure points are located. If you want to know how much pressure should be applied to a specific region and what specific benefit you can get from applying such pressure to a specific are of the body, they are the best people to turn to. An acupuncturist who has been practicing his/her profession for several years can best explain what the benefits of acupressure treatment are.

Contraindications

Despite being a very safe form of therapy, acupressure should not be used for certain conditions. Therefore, it becomes all the more imperative to talk to an acupuncturist before embarking on acupressure therapy. Read articles or books that can provide you with a basic understanding about the science behind the treatment. A qualified and experienced acupuncturist is the best person who can guide you in providing the correct treatment at the precise acupressure points to achieve a specific health benefit.

There is no doubt that acupressure is an effective mode of treatment for various types of health conditions, but to be always sure, it needs to be performed under the guidance of an experienced and qualified acupuncturist.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322
http://www.overlandparkacupuncturist.com

Written by Valerie

October 31st, 2017 at 4:46 pm