Lot of people are not aware of the term acupressure. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing art from which Acupressure is derived. Acupressure is said to be more safer and easier than acupuncture and with little guidance can be performed by oneself at home. Acupressure uses the pressure points along the meridians in our body for healing.
How does it work?
Nature is a tremendous source of energy called “Chi” which is also the governing energy of our body. Each organ has it’s own meridians running through our body which regulates this energy for efficient functioning of the body. This energy controls our blood circulation, balance and basic functions of our body. Acupressure is about treating any problem by giving pressure on the concerned points located in their respective meridians. Healing is achieved when the blocked or congested energy channels are cleared.
Acupressure and it’s advantages: Unlike acupuncture, acupressure does not impose lot of threats. Acupressure is acupuncture minus it’s bad effects. With acupuncture there were complication which were fatal when the punctured point became septic or unclean needle usage and lots more. With acupuncture not only the treatment in itself is less aggressive but friendly too.
Also acupressure is not only used for healing or relieving pain it can also be used to maintain a balance in our body and to maintain good health. Regular acupressure activates all the meridians and key points thus enable smooth functioning and balance of our body thus resulting in good health. It’s not a healing method it’s a complete health regulating art.
Treatment Method: Acupressure mostly uses finger as the instrument to give pressure but there are other instruments that are available in the market. Acupressure can be given in a sitting or lying position when the patient is relaxed. The treatment is preferably given before meals or two hours after a meal.
Generally it’s OK to get started with normal activities immediately after the treatment but there are exception when the patient is asked to rest for 30 minutes to an hour when vital points are given pressure. A qualified acupressure doctor should be consulted for treatment and with his guidance pressure can be given at home.
In short, this art of healing is complete in it’s context for maintaining health. It can be used to alleviate minor problems like cold, head ache to any major diseases. It’s an effective pain reliever and can also aid to prevent and detect major diseases like cancer.