What is Acupressure? Acupressure is a safe and effective way of treating many physiological and emotional problems: from asthma, headaches, back pain, joint problems and skin disorders to anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression.
Finger pressure is used on key points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. These acupressure points are the same as those used in acupuncture, but firm finger pressure is used to release the points rather than needles. Using the power and sensitivity of the human hand, acupressure is especially effective in the relief of tension-related ailments, self-treatment, and in preventative health care.
History of Acupressure Acupressure is an ancient art of healing developed in China over 5,000 years ago. The Chinese discovered that when certain places in the body were held, not only did the place that was held feel better, but other remote parts of the body also benefited. Over time they observed that pressing certain points helped alleviate specific health conditions. This information was handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. Then after years of experience this knowledge of points and techniques was eventually charted and written down, thus enabling many people to discover the benefits of acupressure for enhancing their health and well-being.