Acupressure is a form of massage that is based on the principles of acupuncture. But it is different from acupuncture because it does not require needles. Instead it actually involves the use of finger pressure (rather than needles) at specific points along the body to treat ailments such as obesity, arthritis, tension and stress, aches and pains and menstrual cramps.
Advantage of Acupressure
Acupressure can be used by a massage therapist or an acupuncturist or you
can treat yourself. The therapy consists of pressing the acupuncture points to try to help the free flow of energy in the channel. Most importantly, acupressure’s healing touch is entirely safe to do on yourselfand others – even if you’ve never done it before – so long as you follow the instructions and pay attention to the cautions.
There are no side effects from drugs, because there are no drugs. And the only equipment needed is your own two hands. You can practice acupressure therapy any time, anywhere.
Acupressure Techniques to Treat Obesity
There are several techniques to administer acupressure. But two easy methods are specially recommended by experts since those are effective for various health problems. For your convenience, these two important techniques are discussed below.
According to Chinese doctors, the first and foremost technique of acupressure is to use it on the points of liver and large intestine. For using this technique,
you need to consult with a physician and learn about the exact points where you should apply acupressure. Working these points with acupressure will enhance relaxation and help relieve pain, nervousness, anxiety, and sleeplessness.
The another simple but effective technique is applying acupressure to gallbladder on the right and left sides. This is used to release the neck and shoulder muscles. Apply threshold pressure to Gallbladder on the right and left sides, until you feel the muscle relax. But for this also, you need to see an expert who can teach you about the techniques as well as the pressure points.