“Acu” is the Latin word for “needle”, while pressure is an English word. Both words give birth to the widely known Acupressure technique.
The art has been around for over 5,000 years, a practise deriving from Tibet it is believed. The treatment is an alternative medicine technique used to accelerate the natural healing abilities of the body.
While it is practised globally it is particularly popular in Asian countries like India, China, Japan and Korea.
What Does Acupressure Treatment Entail?
The treatment targets acupoints along the body which follow specific channels called meridians. In traditional Chinese medicine these meridians are part of a system, the meridian system, allowing our life energy or Qi (chee) to flow within us.
Modern acupressure treatments generally involve the practioner using their hands, palms and elbows to apply pressure to acupoints on the body’s meridians. This method can include stretching and acupressure massages.
The theory behind the treatment is by treating the acupoints along the body, you will tap into the natural healing ability of the body which in turn will alleviate pain in different parts.
Benefits of Acupressure
There are many benefits Acupressure can bring to a person’s overall physical and psychological state of being. By tapping into the natural healing capabilities of the body Acupressure targets the whole body, not just the location of physical pain.
Acupressure is an effective way of providing pain relief, helping to reduce muscle tension, improving circulation, and evoking a profound state of relaxation.
For physical symptoms the practise can help:
– Strengthen the immune system
– Treat arthritis, neuralgia and sciatica
– Back Pain, stiff neck and tendonitis
– Headaches and migraines
– Sprains and repetitive strain issues
For psychological and emotional symptoms:
– Panic attacks and anxiety
– Depression and low mood
– A person recovering from physical or sexual assault
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
– Emotional Imbalance
– Eating Disorders
Where Can You Find An Acupressure Practioner?
At the Deep Health Wellness Centre in Celbridge, Co. Kildare we specialise in a range of various holistic therapy treatments including Acupressure.
In order for our treatment to work a sense of trust has to be established between both parties involved. It is important for you to be open and honest about your concerns and what you hope to achieve out our sessions in order for us to understand the bigger picture.
For more information on our services and what specific treatment is the best fit for you call us today on 01 504 7425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can reach us by filling out our contact form.