Acupressure has its roots more than 2500 years ago in China as a Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is based on the concept of vital life energy that flows along the meridian, disruption of which leads to various health problems. It involves applying pressure and massaging various acupressure points in the body lying along the meridian. This pressure is applied by expert who either making you do stretching or massage softly. Many such sessions are needed to improve one’s health 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
It may not be as effective as acupuncture but it is known to give relief against nausea, vomiting, lower back ache, relief of tension and others. Traditional Asian martial arts used acupressure for defence and health purpose to trick or manipulate the opponent.
There are various instruments or tool available in the market for applying acupressure. These tools apply non specific pressure by either rolling, rubbing or applying pressure on the various reflex zones of the body. Foot roller, hand roller and power mats are some of acupressure tools.
This thousand of years old technique is known to benefit lot of people worldwide. The modern world is embracing its benefits though still nothing has been scientifically proven but those who have availed this therapy have said to have received great benefits. The Chinese used acupressure for beauty treatments as it known to provide a great skin tone, improves skin condition and connective tissues. This also works as an anti-ageing therapy wherein one can reduces fine lies and wrinkles from one’s face. It is highly useful in back pain and spine disorders. Various acupressure points work effectively on the nervous system thus strengthening it.
It must be noted that acupressure not only relives somatic problems but also psycho somatic problems like emotional stress, hypertension, depressions, hypochondria and various other illness that has more mental roots than physical. There are various life changing events which take place and cause stress in our lives. Work pressure is another sort of stress. This technique works as a tranquiliser relieving us from excess stress and unnecessary tension. Adopting unhealthy lifestyle like getting addicted to various drugs can leave you miserable in life. Thus we see that this ancient technique has lot of advantages in it if one practises it regularly and of course under expert guidance. Popularity TCM originating from China has spread worldwide in no time.