Acupressure Point Therapy releases tension, increases the circulation of blood, and heightens the body's vital life energy to aid healing. Acupuncture points and Accupressure points are identical; however Acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure points use gentle but firm finger pressure. Acupressure points relieve pain, trauma, burnout, and maintains good health through self-care. By relaxing the body and relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
Acupressure Points for Stress Relief
Tension tends to concentrate around acupressure points (also referred to as acupoints or acu-points). When a muscle is in spasm or chronically tense, the muscle fibers contract due to the secretion of lactic acid caused by fatigue, trauma, stress, chemical imbalances, or poor circulation. As an Acupressure point is held, the muscle tension yields to the finger pressure, enabling the muscle fibers to elongate and relax, blood to flow freely, and toxins to be released and eliminated. Increased circulation also brings more oxygen and other nutrients to affected areas. This increases the body's resistance to illness and promotes a longer, healthier, more vital life. When the blood and bioelectrical energy circulate properly, there is a greater sense of harmony, health, and well-being.
Finger Pressure on Acupressure Points
Use prolonged finger pressure on an Acupressure point. Gradual, steady finger pressure for approximately three minutes is ideal. Each acu-point will feel somewhat different when you press it; some points feel tense, while others are often sore or ache when pressed. How much pressure to apply to an acupressure trigger point depends on ones body condition.
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