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How Much Do You Really Know About Acupressure?

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Written by MagMedJo

April 19, 2022

Acupressure is a form of massage that uses pressure instead of strokes. It is based on the same principles as acupuncture but does not use needles. Acupressure has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions. Despite its long history, there are still some things that people don’t know about acupressure. In this post, we will explore some of the most common questions about acupressure.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Acupressure

What is acupressure?

Acupressure is a form of massage that uses pressure instead of strokes. It is based on the same principles as acupuncture but does not use needles. Acupressure has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions.

 

How does acupressure work?

Acupressure works by stimulating the body’s pressure points. These pressure points are located along the body’s meridians. Stimulating these points can help to improve the flow of energy and blood throughout the body.

 

What are the benefits of acupressure?

Acupressure has a variety of benefits. It can help to relieve pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress. Acupressure is also said to be helpful for treating headaches, nausea, and fatigue.

 

What should I expect during an acupressure session?

During an acupressure session, you will lie down on a comfortable surface. The practitioner will then use their fingers, palms, or elbows to apply pressure to your pressure points. The amount of pressure used will vary depending on your needs and preferences.

How often should I get acupressure?

How often you receive acupressure will depend on your individual needs. Some people may benefit from weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Others may only need acupressure once a month or less.

 

Is acupressure safe?

Acupressure is generally considered to be safe. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment, particularly if you have a medical condition.

What should I do if I’m pregnant?

If you are pregnant, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment, including acupressure. Some pressure points should not be stimulated during pregnancy.

 

What should I do if I have a medical condition?

If you have a medical condition, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any new treatment, including acupressure. Some conditions may be worsened by acupressure.

 

Is there anything I should avoid before or after an acupressure session?

You should avoid eating a large meal before or immediately after an acupressure session. You should also avoid drinking alcohol before or after a session. If you are pregnant, certain pressure points should not be stimulated. Consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any acupressure session.

Acupressure is a Safe and Effective Treatment Option

Acupressure is a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of conditions. If you are considering acupressure, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider first. They can help you to determine if acupressure is right for you and can provide guidance on how to find a qualified practitioner.

What to Expect After Acupressure 

After an acupressure session, it is normal to feel a sense of relaxation. You may also feel some soreness or tenderness at the site of pressure. This is usually mild and temporary. Other potential side effects include bruising, fatigue, and headache. If you have any concerns, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider.

What to Prepare Before Acupressure 

Before an acupressure session, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing. You should also avoid eating a large meal beforehand. Drinking alcohol before or after a session is not recommended. If you are pregnant, consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any acupressure session.

5 Acupressure Points You Should Press Now For Instant Energy

There are a variety of pressure points located throughout the body. Stimulating these points can help to improve circulation and reduce stress. Here are five acupressure points you can try now for instant energy:

 

  1. Union Valley Point is located between the thumb and index finger. This point is said to be helpful for fatigue, headaches, and poor circulation.

 

  1. The Three Yin Intersection Point is located on the inside of the wrist. This point is said to be helpful for fatigue, anxiety, and headaches.

 

  1. The Large Intestine 4 Point is located on the back of the hand between the thumb and index finger. This point is said to be helpful for fatigue, headaches, and poor circulation.

 

  1. The Pericardium 6 Point is located on the inner forearm three finger-widths below the wrist. This point is said to be helpful for anxiety, palpitations, and insomnia.

 

  1. The Governing Vessel 20 Point is located on the back of the head two finger-widths above the base of the skull. This point is said to be helpful for headaches, fatigue, and poor circulation.

 

To find these points, use your fingers to gently press on the skin until you feel a slight pressure. You should not feel any pain when pressing these points. Hold each point for 1-2 minutes and breathe deeply. You can do this daily or as needed.

That’s all for today! If you have any other questions about acupressure or how it can help improve your health, please don’t hesitate to call us. Our team of experts is more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help get you started on your path to better health. Thanks for reading, and we hope you found this article helpful.

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