What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is acupuncture where the needles are not used for treatment. The use of manual pressure is preferred over needles in acupressure. The pressure is applied gently to specific points in the body using the tips of the fingers.
As per the TCM, there are many sorts of invisible lines present in the body which helps in carrying the energy flow and they are called meridians. Overall, there are 14 meridians in a human body that establishes a connection between the different parts of the body with the organs.
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As for the current situation, there isn’t enough knowledge and study that well enough explains the effective nature of acupressure. However, to reduce injuries caused by playing sports, wrist acupressure is advised.
To reduce the intensity of the pain, acupressure has been shown to be the most effective. There is no change in depression and anxiety.
Acupressure also helps to slow down vomiting and nausea.
Most people try out acupressure for the first time to treat basic symptoms in their body that are:
• Menstrual Cramps
• Nausea and vomiting after surgery
• Management of stress
• Motion Sickness
• Pain and muscle tension
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Acupressure Side Effects
Acupressure is not at all painful. So, if you feel any sort of pain, make sure to inform your therapist immediately. After a session of acupressure, there is a chance that people will feel soreness and bruising in the specific points. There are chances of feeling light headed too.
For conditions like injury, easy bruising, heart disorder, diabetes, blood pressure, bleeding disorder, and so on, you must consult with your doctor before you speak to them before they try acupressure on your body.
In cases of pregnancy, you need to speak to your care provider before you get along with acupressure. Acupressure is never done in abdomen areas and certain specific points on the lower back and legs.
Acupressure must not be done over wounds that are fresh and open, bruises, and any specific area that is bruised or swollen.
Well, talking of acupressure points in a human body, there are more than 100 of them. To name a few of them that most acupressurists and practitioners use are:
• Large Intestine 4: This is the area that lies in between the forefinger and thumbs.
• Liver: The location of this one is between your big toe and next toe and on top of the foot up.
• Spleen: Present above the inner anklebone about a width of three fingers.
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