Acupressure information is only intended as
educational. Any self diagnosis and use of
acupressure is done so at your own risk.
There are many considerations necessary
before starting an acupressure regiment and
it is recommended that anyone seeking
alternative methods of therapy should first
consult with their primary health care
provider and also a qualified CAM practitioner.
Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique used for
centuries and based on the same principles as acupuncture. Acupressure
treatments can be similar to massage techniques in many ways, except that
different points are usually stimulated through various methods including
placing physical pressure by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various
devices on different acupressure points on the surface of the body. By the
use of such pressure, blockages in your personal energy flow (Qi - "chee")
can be eliminated, thus allowing the body to heal itself. These acupressure
points may also be stimulated electronically with devices similar to "TENS"
units used in physical therapy. These electronic devices use FSM
(frequency specific microcurrent) , which differs from the frequencies used
with a "TENS" unit. Acupressure also includes reflexology which focuses
primarily on massage and stimulation of the hands and feet. It is through
these various techniques that healing occurs.
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine of Williamsburg
|Some additional references for continued research and education:
Acupressure's Potent Points by Michael Reed Gach, Bantam books 1990
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