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Acupressure is an ancient form of therapeutic massage that relies on applying pressure to different points on the body using the palms, thumbs and hands. Therapists might use unique procedures, rhythms and pressures in the process. It has gained popularity among people in recent years mainly because of the many health benefits offered by this sort of massage. In actuality, it is one of the most used therapies in Swedish massage parlors.
The main merit of Acupressure lies in its ability to relieve pain, relaxation and anxiety. Stress is known to contribute to fatigue and ailments. The relaxing and soothing effects of Acupressure make it ideal for relieving physical and mental stress and to promote healing. This is why it is often included in healing therapies designed to promote good health, particularly for people who have long term illnesses and are suffering from fatigue.
Acupressure uses acupressure points along the meridians. It was considered by traditional Chinese medicine that meridians exist on every organ system and that these meridians existed across the major vessels of the body like the spleen, stomach, kidney and colon. Meridians were also thought to link the skin and the organs. According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is effective in treating internal illness. Acupressure stimulates the blood vessels in the body, thereby relieving blood pressure and stimulating energy which could be distributed to other parts of the body through the meridians.
Other merit of Acupressure includes treating several types of headaches. There are different types of headaches based on the meridians and they flow and whether they are from depression or strain. Tension headaches are often caused by too much pressure exerted on a particular region of the head, while depression and anxiety headaches are from feelings of sadness, anxiety and worry. A fantastic Acupressure method for relieving headaches is to apply pressure along the acupressure points along the meridians of the neck and shoulders. By doing this, it would relieve the pressure from the headache. Another advantage of using Acupressure methods is that there are no chemicals involved unlike in taking Tylenol which can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
Among the additional merit of Acupressure is treating indigestion and nausea. The body experiences three states-being full, light and medium. Indigestion is usually called heartburn because it occurs when the meals that we eat are burnt by stomach acid. If you’re experiencing indigestion and you are not sure what caused it, consult your physician for proper diagnosis. Acupressure has been known to be a natural alternative to prescription medications and will treat your ailment permanently.
Among the merit of Acupressure include treating breast cancer survivors. Breasts have receptor sites along the muscular layers of the body, connecting with cerebral nerves that control both pumping and metabolism of energy in our bodies. It is due to this that our breasts experience changes throughout the menstrual cycle. Oftentimes, our breasts develop tenderness and pain especially during the portion of our menstrual cycle known as the menstruation. Acupressure has been proven to help relieve the pain brought about by this hormonal disturbance in addition to promoting metabolic efficiency by stimulating the default-mode system of the brain that helps circulate nutrient and blood through our body’s tissues.
Another virtue of Acupressure lies in treating our body’s chronic pains such as headaches, backaches, arthritis, menstrual cramps, colds, influenza, indigestion, menstrual pains, PMS, sciatica, and tonsillitis. Although it can’t cure these pains, acupressure massage has been proven to be an effective pain reliever. Research studies show that applying constant pressure to acupressure points contributes to reducing headache pain in 90% of the subjects. Another interesting study demonstrates that acupressure may also decrease the effects of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and cerebral palsy.
Among the benefits of using Acupressure as therapy is that it is not limited to the treatment of one’s ailment alone but can be applied also to attaining general health improvement. Research studies show that regular application of acupressure massages may increase the circulation of lymph and stimulate the production of white blood cells in the body’s extremities. Other benefits include preventing tumor cells from forming within our body, enhancing our immune system and enhancing our endocrine system, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and enhancing our digestive system.