Acupressure: How does it work & what are the benefits we can enjoy?
Acupressure has origins dating back to ancient China...
It showed superior therapeutic potential against numerous disease conditions.
Acupressure is a type of acupuncture.
Both acupressure and acupuncture are based on same fundamental principle of acupoints activation across the meridians (energy points in the body).
In acupressure, muscular tension is released by applying pressure with hand at specific acupoints or pressure of the thumbs on specific points or the application of pressure to acupoints is used to balance the flow of the physiological energy.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Acupressure works by placing pressure on specific points on the body.
Application of pressure requires precision because some 365 points are located on the major channels, plus there are over 650 individual pressure points. Similar to the circulatory system's network of vessels, each channel has a network of connections.
Different techniques are used to affect these channels. These techniques include tonify, disperse, and calm.
The pressure administered is often held for several seconds to minutes.
Pressure may be applied in circular movements, pushing the acupoint in and out, or a combination.
Although the points manipulated may be sensitive, acupressure should not be painful. Depending upon the condition, treatment may be given every other day or a few times daily.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Along with its ability to help treat variety of ailments, acupressure offers noumerous additional benefits.
Its a deeply relaxing experience and can help with:
☯️ Relieving stress, tension and anxiety.
☯️ Improving sleep.
☯️ Relaxing muscles and joints.
☯️ Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury.
☯️ Reducing digestive issues.
☯️ Minimizing headaches.
☯️ Alleviating chronic pain.
The therapy stimulates the body's circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems, while also helps the function of the immune system and the body's natural ability to heal itself.
how can you practise acupressure?
You can definitely visit an acupressure or massage insitute.However, usually each session of acupressure costs about $75 in most places of the world.
Since we're all stuck at home and don't want to spend a large amount of money for every session, the question is how can we practise acupressure at home & at our own pace?
Well, you can use an acupressure mat!
It's super simple and easy to use.
A combination of a mat & a pillow, equipped with thousands of tiny spikes, designed to stimulate your body's pressure points, with the intended purpose of alleviating muscle pain, relaxing tention, reducing stress & more!
All you have to do is lay on it for as little as 10 minutes per day, and enjoy all the life-changing benefits of acupressure.
If you'd like to experience the benefits of acupressure, feel free to check out our new amazing Acupressure Mat & Pillow Combo called the SpikeMat™: