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Demystifying the Benefits of Acupressure

    Acupressure, a form of massage seen widely as a treatment, is a popular self-administered therapy to address a variety of health conditions and help the body regain health and vitality.
     
    Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique based on the concept of life energy (qi or chi) that flows through ‘meridians’ in the body. As per the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, at least 14 meridians are thought to connect our organs with other parts of the body and acupressure points lie along those meridians. These points sometimes get blocked, which in turn causes various health problems.
     
    In acupressure treatment, physical pressure is applied to these specific points to clear the blockages. This treatment restores energy flow, corrects functional imbalances and helps the body return to its natural state of well-being. Acupressure is a form of massage that can be a self-administered therapy to address many health conditions. During this treatment, fingers, palms or elbows are used to apply physical pressure on classic acupressure points throughout the body. The pressure is often held steadily for 30 seconds to two minutes, and then gradually decreased for 30 seconds. It's typically repeated four to five times, on a regular basis.
     
    The specific acupressure treatment plan varies from person to person – depending on the severity of the patient’s problem. Some people require a longer-term course of treatments, while others require only a few sessions. Those with health issues requiring the below interventions, can consider acupressure:
     
    • Improvement of blood circulation

    Acupressure stimulates the body’s blood flow. The pressure has the power to move blood through areas that are congested. It reduces muscle tightness, decreases restriction and helps circulate oxygen and fresh blood to different parts of the body.
     
    • Relief from arthritis

    Acupressure has been shown to be effective in treating arthritis. It reduces inflammation and releases endorphins – a natural hormone that reduces the feeling of pain. Arthritis patients find immediate relief after this treatment.
     
    • Reduced digestive issues

    Acupressure points bring balance to the digestive system. These points influence the stomach, intestine and other abdominal organs, which in turn helps relieve indigestion, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, pain and discomfort.
     
    • Emotional and mental problems

    Emotions have a physiological effect on the body. From anxiety and depression, to insomnia – acupressure helps treat many emotional and mental problems. Acupressure helps channelize this emotional energy, which in turn provides relief to the body.
     
    • Improvemed energy levels

    Some acupressure techniques are meant to be extremely soothing. They energize the mind and align the needs of the inner self with the body, making one feel renewed and rejuvenated.
     
    • Trying Acupressure Safely at Home

    • Consult your doctor or a certified reflexologist or expert

    Certified practitioners provide one-on-one consultations. Skilled and knowledgeable, these professionals will help you treat a wide range of health problems.
     
    • Buy an acupressure tool/device from the market

    Many stores offline and online sell a variety of acupressure machines. These tools are easy to use and do not have any side effects. You can use pick up one such machine as directed by your physician.
     
    For senior citizens, acupressure therapy can be a great supplement to traditional medication. Inexpensive and simple, it can become a daily part of your health regime. While aging is natural, timely care and health interventions like acupressure can ensure happy adulthood.  
     

    Disclaimer:

    This blog article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health provider regarding any medical questions you may have.