Accupressure is based on the principle that certain body parts have a bio-electric connection to vital body organs. When pressure is applied to these parts in a certain manner, endorphins are released which provide relief from pain.
There are certain points on are body which respond to bioelectrical impulses and they also carry energy. When pressure is put on these points then endorphins are released which reduce the pain and increases the flow of blood and oxygen. It also increases the body’s resistance to illness and relaxes the muscles and heals them. It also helps in relieving stress and tension and allows the body to attain equilibrium.
Therefore, by acupressure is meant putting pressure on specific points in the body which are located on the twelve channels. After pressure is exerted, Qi is released and the body feels relaxed and is balanced and pain is reduced.
There are about 365 points on the major channel and 650 individual pressure points and that’s the reason why a certified practitioner for acupressure is required. The three techniques to affect Qi are:
Acupressure works wonders for back pain, fatigue, headache, anxiety, stress, tension and loneliness. But it should be avoided by women during pregnancy and by individuals with high blood pressure.
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