Acupressure is an ancient healing art that is more often over looked in the modern world as an effective healing therapy. Acupressure is a cousin of the more popular Chinese therapy of acupuncture.
The main difference between the two is that the former involves pointed needles whereas; the latter is a no-needle therapy. Both these therapies use the same points on body. Acupressure can be described as Pressure Point Therapy, wherein the main tools are human hands and fingers.
How Does Acupressure Work?
According to experts, by applying proper pressure on concerned nerve points in the human body, a variety of ailments can be cured in a holistic way. This is done by stimulating the natural self-curative abilities of human body. When we apply gentle, but firm pressure by fingers on key points, muscular tension will be relieved. This will in turn enhance blood circulation.
According to traditional Chinese belief, all diseases are the result of some blockage to the energy flowing through human body. Body will give symptoms of the blockage and through acupressure; this uneasiness can be cured before it develops into some ‘dis-ease’.
By applying pressure on key areas on body, we are actually releasing the blocked energy leading to the easing of discomfort. Different kinds of trigger point stimulations can be effectively used to relieve headaches, muscular pains, arthritis, hangovers, menstrual pains, post surgical pains and more.
Local symptoms signal some unfavorable conditions in the body and through a combination of self-help methods we can easily get relief. Besides applying pressure on key points, we can do some relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and range-of-motion exercises to improve any uneasy health your condition.
The main principle behind acupressure is to kindle the natural healing capacity inherent in human body.The healing benefit is mainly because of the relaxation of the body and its positive effects on the mind.
How To Apply Acupressure For Holistic Healing
Even though, acupressure is often neglected in favor of acupuncture,it is still practiced as one of the most safe and effective self-treatment method. The power and sensitivity of the human hand can be successfully utilized to heal tension-related disorders.
Acupressure can be done by anyone without any professional training or expertise, but the instructions have to be followed strictly. Wrong or excessive amount of pressure at wrong points may lead to more pain and discomfort.
Acupressure spots should be identified and manipulated properly for good results.Trigger point stimulation should be done by pressing and reducing pressure. Ideally use your thumb to apply pressure.
Apply pressure firmly least half a minute or longer to have noticeable effect. Reducing of pressure can be ideally done by continually moving a finger counterclockwise over the pressure point.
Applying firm pressure on the inner wrist with two fingertips is effective in relieving nausea,whereas, applying pressure by hand on center of the back of the knee fold is helpful in reducing lower back pain.
By applying gentle pressure on the spot between your eyebrows will promote better sleeping habit, and hence a cure for insomnia. Sinus pain can be reduced by pressing the cheek part close to nostril.
As acupressure does not involve any medication, there are no side effects from drugs.This user-friendly self-healing technique is simple, safe and effective with no negative side-effects. Get back the balance in your life by experience the healing touch and lead a harmonious ailment-free life.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.