Acupressure

ACUPRESSURE

What is Acupressure?

What is Acupressure effective for?

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure treats the body as an energy system and works to relieve a persons individual symptoms by identifying and releasing 'blocked', or 'congested' energy centres in the body.

These 'energy centres' are also called 'acupoints'. These energy centres, or acupoints are found on energy 'pathways' called meridians, as with traditional acupuncture, and their 'condition' is seen to be central to all treatments.

Physical pain or discomfort is seen as being caused by the blockage of these acupoints, or meridians. Any congestion of these meridians or acupoints can also affect an individual's emotions and they may experience anything from anger to frustration, or irritability.

Practitioners might also feel that Acupressure can be used to treat people on a 'spiritual' level. This is best explained in 'normal' treatment terms as using the therapy on an energetic level - to help people to feel more 'purposeful' and, perhaps, 'less vulnerable'.

Once an issue has been identified for treatment, a practitioner will apply deep, but gentle finger pressure on specific acupoints. This is "Acupuncture without the needles" - and without any intrusion into the body. The action of the pressure works on the 'blocked energy centres' and starts to release the energy and alleviate the symptoms. Most patients find this 'gentle pressure' quite pleasant, allowing their bodies and minds to relax.

Some patients have likened this part of the treatment to the effects achieved my meditation techniques and talk of being able to "explore their thoughts", and of their abilities, whilst being treated to "recall memories quite vividly".

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