Thursday, 17 May 2012

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique of healing in which pressure is applied to key points on the surface of the skin. Accupressure helps to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.
Our internal organ systems are connected with the exterior of our bodies which includes the bones, muscles and also flesh. The connection is made by a series of major energy channels and also by networks of small connecting vessels.

Many years before, the Chinese identified the locations (points) on the body where the energy pathways are found close to the surface. These key points where pressed releases muscular tension. It also helps to promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to and healing.

We have also heard of acupuncture. Both acupuncture and Accupressure use the same key points of the body. The only difference between them is that Accupressure employs needle whereas acupuncture use the gentle but firm pressure of hands, elbow, or various devices.

Acupressure helps in accessing and releasing blocked and congested energy centers in our body. The stimulation helps to remove energy blockage by diffusing the toxic build up which accumulates in the muscles tissue. This causes stiffness throughout the body which puts, abnormal pressure on nerves, bloods and lymph vessels affect both skeletal systems and internal organ functioning. The Accupressure massage therapy helps to stimulate and activate the body’s own energies to fight against illness and restore harmony.

Acupressure can help to cure tension, stress, aches and pains, sinus problems. It can also alleviate ailments like migraines, insomnia, depression, arthritis, digestive disorders including diarrhea and even constipation.

Acupressure reduces tension, and helps to increase circulation which enables the body to relax deeply. Accupressure strengthens resistance to disease by relieving stress and promote wellness.
The most important advantage of Accupressure is that it is safe as long as you follow the instruction and pay attention to the cautions. The only healing equipments needed for this technique is our own two hands. And we can practice it any time and anywhere.


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