Acupuncture points are specific location or points on our body that become the focus of acupressure and acupuncture. These are healing points known to experts of this field which on proper application of pressure can heal various ailments of the body parts with which each acupuncture point is linked to. Several of these points are located along the meridians. The origin of this acupuncture point technique is from China and it is called TCM theory or theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Huge efforts have been taken from quite long time to understand the nuances and anatomy of these acupuncture points but till date no one is hundred percent sure about the anatomical existence of these points. The unique thing about healing through TCM is that these points are not located at the place of body where the targeted symptom is, rather it is located on the meridian which brings about the relief. Although there is no scientific proof that this method works but the proponents of this theory claim it to be highly effective. The location of acupuncture points is not determined randomly rather it is the place where the nerves enter a muscle, the middle point of a muscle or the end part where a muscle joins a bone. A total of 360 of such points have been identified but the number of points has changed with efflux of time. Their nomenclature is another interesting thing to discuss on. About 2/3 of them are called ‘yang’ and the remaining 1/3 are called ‘yin’.
The practitioners of acupressure use their palms, feet, fingers or elbow to apply pressure to these acupuncture points which lie on the meridians of the body. Sometimes even acupressure massage or stretching involves acupressure therapy.
Many such sessions are needed to enjoy the benefits of this Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal of this entire session is nothing but to restore the health and balance of one’s body.
The history of acupressure dates back as old as 2500 years ago in China. It is considered very useful in improving nausea and vomiting in adults. It may be effective in several other impovements also. The basic premise on which this theory is based is that there are energy flows within our bodies. Disruptions of this flow cause various diseases. Thus acupressure aims to normalise this flow and bring about a balance in the body. This healing technique may or may not have been scientifically verified but it has resulted in cure of lacs of people over thousands of years. One should try it to believe it. It has no side effect so there is no harm is trying it yourself once.