Acupressure is an ancient system of healing developed over thousands of years as part of the traditional medicine of China, Japan and other Eastern countries.
It is one of the oldest healing methods that involves the use of finger or hand pressure on certain points on your body to unblock the flow of vital energy, Qi, to release tension and restore inner equilibrium. It works within the philosophy of traditional Chinese medical theories and uses the same meridian system, acupuncture points and diagnostic procedures as acupuncture, but without the needles).
Acupressure is often used as a healthcare or self-care technique for promoting health balance and preventing disease and disorders. It can also be used as an effective tool for easing and curing common, minor ailments or as an adjunct to therapy for more serious conditions. Used in conjunction with other modalities such as cupping, acupuncture and massage therapy, it assists the body in restoring its natural healing mechanisms and good health.
Some of the benefits of acupressure are:
- Relief of stress and muscle tension
- Improved sleep
- Restoration of energy and vitality
- Relief of stiff and aching joints
- Support for recovery from illness or injury
- Relief of back pain
- Overall good health
- Depression management
- Relief of sinus problems
- Alleviation of migraines
At the AcupunctChi Clinic, we offer acupressure for individuals who do not necessarily feel comfortable with needles for any reasons (recipients of blood thinner medications, patients with OCD) and for young children.