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Acupressure 

 


 

What is Acupressure?

 

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain and develops health.

 

How does Acupressure work?

 

Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body's meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or acupressure massage, as well as other methods. The goal of Acupressure or other types of TCM bodywork is to restore health + balance to the body's channels of energy.

 

What is the difference between Acupuncture + Acupressure?

 

An acupoint can be stimulated with different methods. Acupuncture and Acupressure are both methods used to stimulate acupoints. In comparison, acupuncture uses hair-thin needles to stimulate an acupoint where as acupressure uses a firm pressure to massage the acupoints.