the ancient Chinese healing art of using applied pressure on specific
points on the body to relieve common ailments and discomfort.
based on the same concept of meridians
and acupoints as acupuncture, but fingertip pressure is used rather
The aim is also
the same, to balance the flow of energy or qi within the meridians,
creating healthy functioning of the internal organs and preventing
or curing disease.
the practitioner determines the correct points to use in relation to
the ailment(s) and then places gentle pressure on the area(s) using
the tips of the index or middle fingers, or the thumb, or the edge
of the fingernail.
The pressure must
be even and is most often applied in the direction of the flow of the
meridian. Small rotations may accompany the pressure and depending
on the condition, the effects may be felt immediately (as in the case
of blocked sinuses).
which acupressure can treat are:
- Back Ache
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