Acupressure technique utilizes pressure of the hand, fingers, elbow or other tools used to apply pressure to specific acupuncture points on the body. The pressing of these key areas on the body promotes better blood circulation and helps to relieve tension. Benefits from acupressure are many and range from relief of headaches to treating constipation. A therapist will use different pressure points depending on what the ailment or pain complaint might be. Many therapists might include a form of acupressure in any number of relaxation or therapeutic massages. Ancient healing art of
Traditional Chinese Medicine ACUPUNCTUREAs the name implies, needles are placed into the skin along specific meridians and into Acupuncture points of the body. Acupuncture is very similar to Acupressure - difference being of course is that needles are used instead of fingers, hands, etc… This technique focuses on the “Qi” or energy flow of the body within the twelve main meridian pathways. This type of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is said to have many benefits in aiding treatment of ailments ranging from breathing difficulty to migraines to arthritis to name a few. Recent research continues to show positive results with treatment using Acupuncture.