Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Acupressure is simple and one of its main advantages is that it can be used to prevent disease, as well as to treatment certain diseases. To do this, you need to examine the location of the “vital points” then, pressing these points vertically with non-stop pressure from the tip of fingers. You can also apply a vibrating finger movement or rotational. Always remember that acupressure is carried out only with your fingertips. The massage should not take more than ten minutes. Massage should be interrupted if you feel severe pain or discomfort, then it is better not to continue to massage.
Remember that any wellness treatment has contraindications, and the same applies to the massage. Before you attend a session of acupressure or carry them out at home, be sure to consult with your doctor. You also need to remember that acupressure is not the only remedy for disease. It can be used in complex treatment or prevention, but never a replacement for therapeutic interventions.