Acupressure

Acupressure 


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 the meridians.  


Acupressure is one of the important therapies based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is believed to restore the energy balance through out of the body. Acupressure is considered as an important scientific therapy and has gained tremendous popularity in the Western countries or management of pain, fatigue, and some specific injuries. The technique of acupressure involves applying pressure to specific points on the body known as “Acu Points” in order to provide internal flow of energy. The pressure can be applied by using fingers, hands, palms, wrists and knees by therapist. 


Evidence from clinical studies reveals that acupressure is effective in reducing musculoskeletal pain including lower back pain and neck pain. Studies also report that acupressure treatment can help in reducing fatigue caused due to medical procedures such as haemodialysis, and even due to cancer.