Acupressure is one of the major branches of Alternative Therapies where a cure is effected through applying known pressure on the surface of the physical body.
Many understand Acupressure as a type of body work which involves pressing specific points on the body using the finger.
Whatever it is Acupressure involves applying known pressure on the known particular point on the body. It was developed in china around 5000 years ago.
The ultimate aim/ purpose of Acupressure is to relieve pains, Reduce Stress and to promote general good health. I can definitely say that Acupressure will brings changes in physical, mental and emotional aspects.
As per Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) health is constantly changing flow of vital energy though out the body, which we call as Qi or Chi.
Disturbance in the flow of this vital energy in the body causes health problems. Acupressure can be used effectively for releasing the blocked energy by stimulating specific points (known as Acupoints) with proper methodology. Martial artists regularly massage their acupressure points on regular basis to remove blockages in their meridians, to enhance blood circulation, to maintain flexibility and also to keep the vital points “soft” or less vulnerable to an attack.
Acupressure mainly works on the basis of
- Five elements theory
As many of us know that the body is made of five elements i.e. Fire, Air, Space, Earth and Water. When any one or combination of these elements imbalances, the physical body suffers which we call it as Disease. When we activate the Accupoints with specific methodology the proper proportion of the element get adjusted and produces sound health.
As per TCM we have 12 Meridians, Meridians are the pathway of Life Force Energy (Qi or Chi) flow. Blockages or the obstruction in this path leads to lack of Life Force Supply to the organ systems of the body finally ends up with health disorders. Acupressure can release the energy blockage / disturbances in the Energy path flow and can reestablish good health.
One can definitely say after experiencing that Acupressure is one of the most effective therapy in achieving good health condition with no side effect. It is cost effective too.
Relieving stress, tension and anxiety.
Relaxing muscles and joints.
Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury.
Tranquilizes the Mind
Wonderfully works in pain management. Etc…. etc….
If you have a condition such as osteoporosis, recent fracture or injury, cancer, easy bruising, a bleeding disorder, heart disease, uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, or if under medications, if pregnant you should speak to your doctor before trying acupressure.
Acupressure shouldn’t be done over open wounds, bruises, varicose veins, or any area that is bruised or swollen.