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Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure is a non-invasive traditional Chinese medicine practice that dates back almost 5000 years. It basically works using the same premise as acupuncture but without the needles. With acupressure, pressure is applied to the acu-points along the meridian system pathway. The purpose is to remove blockages that have led to stagnant Qi, which causes illness.

How Acupressure Works

Fingertips, knuckles and elbows are all used to apply gentle and consistent pressure on particular spots. When acupressure is performed, the pressure on these points stimulates the corresponding point along the meridian system. This increases circulation and causes more oxygen to be delivered throughout your entire body. The organs and body systems function much more effectively when the oxygen supply is increased. Acupressure helps to decrease inflammation and release endorphins.  Endorphins are the body’s “feel good” chemicals.   They boost your mood and help reduce pain.

Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure is a safe treatment for many problems - both physical and mental. Because it releases endorphins into the body, pain relief usually occurs quickly. These natural endorphins do not carry any of the risks or side effects often associated with prescription pain killers. The endorphins are just as strong and help relieve pain related to many common disorders or conditions.

Acupressure is completely natural and non-invasive which makes it much more appealing than shots or needless surgery. Long term use of acupressure also helps to stimulate the immune system.  This helps your body ward off further ailments and disease.  When used in conjunction with other Western treatments, acupressure has been shown to alleviate the stress and anxiety that often accompanies some health conditions. 

You can actually do acupressure yourself when you know which points to stimulate, how much pressure to use, and for how long. This makes it a very easy and convenient type of treatment.

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