Healing with Acupressure

Margaret By Margaret, 12th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2n-1iwj_/
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Are you searching for a way to bring natural healing, balance and harmony to body and mind? Have you been looking for a safe alternative solution for common ailments? Maybe the answer is right at your fingertips.

The Power of Acupressure

Acupressure is the ancient form of healing that combines the principle of acupunture with massage. It's a safe and gentle form of touch therapy that works on special massage points located in various places thoughout the body. Unlike acupunture, acupressure doen't use needles to stimulate the area, instead pressure is applied by the practitioner or yourself using the fingers and thumbs.

Acupressure has been widely practised in Japan and China for decades, with the history of acupunture itself dating back over 3,000 years. The success and survival of this therapy is based on it's ability to aid natural healing in the body and mind by releasing 'blockages'.

Blockages are belived to be trapped energy, qi, that flows along the meridians. A meridian is an invisible channel that runs along the length of the body. The main meridians are assoicated with organs such as the stomach, spleen, bladder and liver. There are four main meridians, the pericardium, conception, triple heater and governor. These lines are used to treat ailments related to the assoicated organs, although specifically named meridian lines can be used to treat imbalances other than those relating to it. The blockages can be relieved by added pressure through massage to the selected area either by a therapist or over time by yourself.

Acupressure is suitable for a number of common problems such as headaches,digestive discomfort, toothache, constipation and menstrual pain. A typical session can last between 30 and 60 minutes, the patient is normally worked on without the ues of oils either sitting or laying on a therapy bed, points can normally be worked through light clothing. Pressure is applied by the practitioner using their fingers and thumbs working on the corresponding points, a detailed medical history is taken beforehand. A variety of sensation may be experienced as some points can be very tender, however the massage works quickly and tenderness soon passes.

Acupressure is a wonderful safe, easy way to aid the body in regaining balance and supporting healing. With a little experience it's a therapy that anyone can learn for their own personal use, although in the case of consistiant problems it's advisable to seek a qualified practitioner who can tailor a plan of action and treatment including diet and exercise.

Points are mapped throughout the body and go under certain names that are also shortened to a 'code'. It can take time to learn these points however a therapist will be able to suggest what points you could work on by yourself. It's also a good idea to get a guide book for reference so you can help maintain a sense of balance.

A simple point to begin with is the 'Third Eye Point' (GV 24.5). Located directly between the eyebrows, where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead. Work this point with gentle pressure using the fingertips to relieve eye strain, stress and nervousness.

Combined with a good diet and exercise plan it's easy to see how acupressure could be just the thing you've been looking for.

(Please note: This information is not intended to replace the advise of a medical professional).


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I am a busy mum in my 30's and when I am not running about I enjoy reading and writing about arts, alternative health and spirituality.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
13th Mar 2013 (#)

I learrnt this along with Su Jok as part of my dancing. It does help the body and the effects are imediate if you know the pressure points..

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