Monday, September 2, 2013

Acupressure - The Art To Ease Out Your Pressure Points

Acupressure is a natural healing therapy, which is performed by pressing the key healing points on the body using our fingers. This practice of acupressure stimulates the points to bring out its natural healing capacity. By doing this, the blood circulation in the body is improved and the tension causing nerves and muscles are relaxed. Another similar method in this art of healing is Acupuncture. While this method uses small needles to cure the pressure points unlike Acupressure which uses fingers.


With this small introduction, let’s move to the main concept of Acupressure and Acupuncture…

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What is Acupressure ?

 Acupressure points
Acupressure is all about attending to the key pressure points in the body to relieve them from stress and tension. It is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The principles of TCM states that the health of the body is governed by the flow of life force called “Chi” or Qi; and interruption in this flow leads to body’s imbalance in the flow of energy causing all the medical complaints.

Acupressure points have two ways of working. When we massage or stimulate a point where the pain is exactly troubling, then it is called local point. But if the massage at the local point stimulates some other area of the body which also has pain, then it is called trigger point. And, this is carried out by a pathway called meridian which runs inside our human body. It is believed that there are at least 14 meridians connecting one organ to another part of our body.

Now, let’s see some of the benefits of Acupressure. This is a simple and widely used method which many find easy, safe and quick to relieve any kind of stress or tension that bothers your daily work flow. Acupressure helps in the following:

  • Promoting hair growth
  • Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
  • Treatment of neck pain
  • Inducing labor pain
  • Helps in digestion

This is a very popular method of healing used in the world of beauty treatments. Massaging facial muscles tones and relaxes, thus helps in reducing wrinkles.

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Now lets see,

What Is Acupuncture ?


Acupuncture is a method very similar to Acupressure but in this case the treatment involves the usage of tiny needles. This is widely practiced in China, Japan and Korea to name a few.

This needle art of healing has gradually developed into many varieties of treatments, like:

  • Electro Acupuncture
  • Tui Na
  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion

Some of the conditions treated by Acupuncture are:

  • Helps in reducing Migraines and headaches
  • Helps in reducing chronic pain, joint pain and lower back pain
  • Helps in controlling anxiety and in quitting smoking
  • Helps in fighting common cold, menstrual cramps, to name a few.

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