An Introduction to Acupressure


Acupressure –  is the application of finger or hand pressure to certain points of the body that are called ‘acupoints’. These points lie along many invisible lines and channels through which the energy of life flows. These lines are called meridians. There are 12 to 14 meridians in our body that connect specific parts of the body. Acupressure therapy was originated in China many years ago. According to traditional Chinese medicine, if the acupoints are stimulated properly, the energy of life flows smoothly and effiiciently throughout the body.

The method of acupressure massage is derived from the traditional Chinese healing therapy known as acupuncture but the two techniques are not overtly similar. The main distinction between these two methods is that in the acupuncture method needles are used to apply pressure to the acupoints. The pressure of the fingers is applied in the acupressure method without the use of other equipment.

Benefits of Acupressure

If the meridians within the body are blocked, the flow of energy is decreased. Acupressure massage eliminates any blockages of the meridians and allows the smooth flow of energy to the whole body. When pressure is applied to the different acupoints of the body, any toxins that have accumulated in the tissues are diminished, and this promotes the natural healing of the body and releases tension.

Acupressure massage heals different physiological ailments and returns balance to the body. It relaxes muscular tension in the lowerback, hip, pelvis, neck and shoulder, and also reduces the high blood pressure. Acupressure massage is very effective in easing pain caused by arthritis and can also be used as a treatment for nausea and motion sickness.

Acupressure massage also has many psychological benefits. Through the promotion of relaxation and restoration of balance, acupressure massage works to reduce anxiety, decrease stress and make the body calm. Stress is considered to be the precursor to disease so its minimisation is crucial to living a well and healthy life.

Acupressure massage is an excellent alternative therapy that can be beneficial for the whole body. It has proved to be an effective and safe method to treat different ailments of the body that are incredibly common. Call Happy Physio today on (08) 9272 7359 to enquire about acupressure massage today.