Acupressure is a healing art based on traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture because it treats blockages of energy at specific points along fourteen meridians, or channels, along the body. While acupuncture uses needles placed at strategic points along the meridians, acupressure utilizes manual pressure. The practitioner uses fingers, hands and elbows to put pressure on the specific points in order to relieve pain and discomfort, prevent tension-related ailments, and promote good health.
The purpose of acupressure is to promote the body’s own healing power and restore balance. Acupressure can be used to treat numerous conditions such as stress: headaches, neck and shoulder pain, allergies, menstrual difficulties, insomnia, digestive problems, nausea and back pain.