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Acupressure

AcupressureTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that also includes acupuncture. (Interestingly, the use of acupressure predates acupuncture by some 2,500 years.) Unlike acupuncture it does not involve the use of NEEDLES.

This medical science is practiced with the use of only one human tool: the thumb. Acupressure is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centers in the body. These energy centers or Acupoints lie on energy pathways called Meridians, which further stimulate corresponding glands. What happens when acupoints become blocked:-
1. On a physical level - you experience pain or discomfort in your body.
2. On an emotional level - you may become frustrated or irritable due to tense mind.
3. On a spiritual (energetic) level - you may experience a sense of vulnerability, have difficulty knowing your purpose in life.

 

How does it work? Acupressure believes that the human body has fourteen "imaginary meridians" that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians form a network between the fingertips, brain (mind) and the organ associated with it. The names of these meridians specify the organ associated with them. Usually, an analogy of a water pipe makes this concept easier to understand. A stone in a pipe that carries water lowers the rate at which the water flows through the pipe. The- pipe is pinched right before the area where the stone is located and the water is allowed to build up, the potential energy of the water that is stopped from flowing rises. When the water that has high potential energy is freed by releasing the pinch, water flows faster than normal, pushing the obstruction alone, with it. The obstruction is thus removed from the area and enables the water to resume its flow.

This is exactly the way acupressure works. Thus to understand the concept of acupressure, traditional Chinese therapy for the healing one must have to understand the relation of the mind and soul with the energy that kept stored in our body itself, acupressure is to bring that energy in effect again. Our mind doesn't accepts changes soon, its to make our soul understood how acupressure work for us. The ailments that can be cured with acupressure.
- The Relief of Daily Stress
 · Tend muscular pain
- Tension
- Cramping or Spasms
- Headaches
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Aches and Pains
- Allergies
- Migraines
- PMS
- Menopausal Imbalances
- Fatigue
- Anxiety
- Insomnia
- Digestive Problems
- Nausea
- Gastro-Intestinal Problems
- Eye Strain
- Back Pain
- Chronic Conditions

Typically, the therapist will press each point for about three to ten seconds (longer in some cases). The points may be pressed and released repeatedly. If the problem doesn't respond after about 20 to 30 minutes of treatment, acupressure may not be effective for that particular ailment. After a treatment, you will probably feel looser and more relaxed. You may experience a slight itchiness, but you shouldn't be in pain. Within three to eight visits, you should know whether the treatment is working for your ailment. Stress management usually requires a series of about six regular (weekly or monthly) treatments.


Types of Acupressure
SHIATSU This is a Japanese technique based on ancient Chinese principles. Practitioners of Zen shiatsu use their whole bodies as leverage to apply strong pressure. Barefoot shiatsu practitioners bring the feet into play, as well as the hands, to rub and press acupressure points. TUI NA In the Chinese acupressure variation known as Tui Na, practitioners use their hands instead of only their thumbs for massage like kneading motions. Reflexology is also a type of acupressure that involves pressure points on the feet and sometimes the hands. Cautions & Conclusion - acupressure must never be used to treat an open wound, swollen or inflamed skin, a bruise, surgery scar, varicose vein, or broken bone.- avoid acupressure if you have a contagious disease, an infectious skin disease, or a serious heart, kidney, or lung disorder.
 

- avoid acupressure in the area of a known tumor.
- lymph nodes tend to be very sensitive and hence acupressure mustn't be applied directly to the lymph nodes
.- pregnancy is an uncertain time.

You never know how your body will respond. Therefore certain acupressure points must be avoided during pregnancy. Acupressure is a part of a great lineage, which has been carried down through centuries. The upside of this holistic medicinal treatment is that it is effective in relieving us of pain without pumping our body with unnecessary drugs. It is also cost effective because it doesn't require huge amounts of investments in intricate machinery. Acupressure is to bring our soul in the state of satisfaction while keeping our mind tension free and body fit, its not only scientific (related to physical body) or spiritual (related to soul) .This is about over all healing, flowing of energy through our mind, body and soul. Our pure soul generates bright ideas in our mind and those ideas make our part of body feel well, and all this happens because the energy of ours flows within us ,Acupressure is the chinese traditional therapy for such energy flow and healing.