Acupressure and Acupuncture are two very effective alternative medicine treatments from ancient China. In ancient Chinese medicine, illnesses are attributable to blockages of the sufferers body energy (chi), this energy is believed to be blocked somewhere along meridians. Acupressure and acupuncture enable chi to move freely; both treatments can be used to deal with allergic reactions, arthritis, nausea, migraines, menstrual cramps, addictions, depression and nervousness.
The first distinction between acupressure and acupuncture is that acupuncture makes use of very thin, disposable, hypo-allergenic, sterile needles and acupressure does not break the patients skin. Nevertheless, the 2 methods of holistic medicine have a lot in common, since they’re each based mostly on touching the meridians that carry the bodies chi.
In this post we are going to focus on acupressure. It’s the placement of touch that’s vital in acupressure treatment, it’s not about the quantity of pressure applied. A practitioner can modify the quantity of pressure that they apply according to their patients preference or desire, the effectiveness of the treatment doesn’t depend on the pressure applied.
Acupressure balances the body’s power (chi) by exerting pressure to particular points along the body’s power channels. A practitioner makes use of his or her fingertips to make contact with the body, acupressure treatment focuses on specific acupoints, these acupoints are known as trigger points and the practitioner uses them to release the body of illness.
How is it that lightly touching the surface of the skin can have an effect on the body’s balance of chi? Our tender inside organs (the viscera) are related with the exterior of our bodies (the bones, muscle tissues, skin) by a sequence of power channels. The Chinese call this power chi or qi, the energy channels are known as meridians. Since ancient times the Chinese have recognized the importance of chi and meridians, acupressure has been practised for more than 5000 years in China. Below are some of the less known situations in which treatment can be used:
Appearance and Anti-aging
Acupressure therapy enhances muscle tone and will increase circulation. Acupressure may reduce the appearance of wrinkles with no medication, creams or surgical procedure. The treatment combined with therapeutic facial workouts, relieves congested areas and relaxes the muscle groups. Thus toxins are eradicated and the clients look is improved.
Acupressure increases fertility, arousal & sexual endurance, it can enhance sexual pleasure and desire. It can be used reduce premature ejaculation, impotency, infertility and sexual frustration.
Back pain Relief
Acupressure treatment is extremely efficient at relieving muscular rigidity in all areas. For self care, back pain sufferers can lie down on a few tennis balls inserted in a sock. Acupressure can be combined with chiropractic care, the treatment makes the chiropractic outcomes more effective and longer lasting.
Some acupressure treatments can be easily applied by individuals on themselves, these self treatments can be used to relieve, earache, migraine headaches, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, abdominal pain and more. Learn all about self treatment techniques here.
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This post was supplied by Tracy Greaves, a mobile message therapist based in Crawley. Tracy’s acupuncture services can be found here.