Acupressure

Acupressure

Acupressure is a technique similar to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of “Qi” our Life Energy flowing through meridian pathways in the body. Meridians are energy pathways that flow within the body and each meridian (or pair of meridians) has many acupressure points along its path. Meridians function as a network throughout the body that connect various organs and functions and are designed so that the body, mind and spirit work together as an organic whole. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupressure points with the aim of clearing blockages in the meridians. Stimulating these points is a method of sending a signal to the body to “turn on” its own self-healing or regulatory mechanisms.

Acupressure is an effective form of stimulation to help relax the muscles, correct functional imbalances and restore the flow of “Qi” which returns the body to a more natural state of well-being. It is one of the ancient treatment methods used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is often called acupuncture without needles. Acupressure can be used to help manage symptoms of insomnia, muscle tension and pain, nausea or vomiting after surgery or chemotherapy, stress management, motion sickness, menstrual cramps, headaches and much more.