Acupressure is an ancient Asian healing art, based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, practiced to restore the energy flow in the body. The acupressure points and meridians were discovered, numbered, and mapped more than 5,000 years ago in China. The use of acupressure points has a long and well-documented history. In fact, acupressure points are precisely where the energy comes to the surface easily. There are over 300 acupressure points on the body and many of them are easy to use for self-care. Acupressure points are named for the meridians they lie on, and each is given a number according to where along the meridian it falls. Acupressure points are located along lines called meridians that run along the sides of the body. Acupressure points, also called “gates,” are places on your body that are especially sensitive to bioelectrical impulses.
Acupressure points are located mainly on the hands or feet, but some can be reached through the ears. Acupressure points on the leg and feet are used for a variety of different problems throughout the body. There are two acupressure points that relieve anxiety along your feet. Acupressure points are to be pressed either on an empty stomach or 2 hours after a meal since this is when the body derives its maximum benefit.
Acupressure points for the sinuses have been used in the Orient a long time. There are many facial acupressure points that can reduce stress and restore energy. Acupressure points can also be stimulated to increase energy and feelings of well-being, reduce stress, stimulate the immune system, and alleviate sexual dysfunction. Using anti-depression acupressure points can help to release blocked energy.
There are many acupressure points which you can apply pressure to yourself. Although on the acupressure points you can use Electro-therapy equipment (like Pointer Plus) which sends small electrical signals through acupressure points. Pressing of the acupressure points can be done once, twice or even three times a day, until symptoms are reduced or are eliminated completely. WebMD has an article about acupressure points and massage therapy in this article it is pointed out that a few health problems can benefit from the use of acupressure. Apply pressure to your own acupressure points at different intensities using your thumbs and other fingers to discover the benefits of acupressure for yourself. There are many sources online to learn about acupressure points, and several free videos on YouTube that demonstrate how to practice acupressure on yourself or others.