Accupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique. This ancient Chinese healing technique is similar to accupuncture. The theory behind accupressure and acupuncture is that the body has numerous channels or pathways of invisible energy throughout the body.
These pathways, called meridians, have accupuncture points along these channels. With acupuncture needles are used, and in acupressure fingers or knuckles are used to massage the acupuncture points.
Energy sustains the life force, and when the energy is sluggish, disease and pain occurs. This energy is along the 12 main meridians in the body. There are also 300 accupressure points along the meridians. By accessing the meridians or accupuncture points, the energy within the body is stimulated to flow more freely. Accupressure removes any blockages to this life force energy and sends healing energy to the painful areas. Accupressure improves the circulation of blood and lymph fluids throughout the body.
The blood brings nutrients to all areas of the body and the lymph fluids remove the accumulated toxins and wastes. By applying deep, steady pressure to the appropriate accupuncture points helps to alleviate pain anywhere in the body.