Below our body’s skin surface their lies a complex structure of nerves, veins and aster ices, each of them performing different functions. Any other common problem like backaches, asthma, heart attack, arthritis is the result of blockage of one of these veins only. The location of the actual site of the pain or problem is hard to find by the normal person. There are pressure points of our each and every part of the body. By pressing these points we can recover many diseases and this curing of points is known as Acupressure.
Fed up by the side effects of allopathic drugs, the people of India are new turning there awareness towards acupressure therapies mainly nature cure methods that offer easy, home treatments without expensive drugs that leave side effects. This ancient science of healing traveled in the days of Buddhism to Sri Lanka and then to China but it grow in India.
Acupressure therapy is one of the simplest, effective and safest methods of stimulating the site of pain or other disorders. The Chinese used needles to stimulate these sites and named this healing as acupuncture while the Indians used bare fingers and hence name it Acupressure.
It has been proved helpful in removing many types of arthritis, back pain, neck pain, and many other every day diseases, it can be used in combination with other treatments for a variety of general illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, menstrual cramps and abdominal disorders. The main phase of the treatment lies in locating the pressure point, which offers connectivity to an area of pain . The patient’s cry of pain is the sign that the right site has been located. It offers relief without an intake of medicine, pills, hot and cold application etc.
Mainly acupressurist think that our palms and feet control the working of each and every part of the body. Each body part has its pressure point on the palms and feet. According to acupressurists the human body has fourteen imaging meridians that transfer the energy to the whole body. These meridians start from the fingertips and are linked to the brain and then they are connected to the organs associated with each meridian. Any pain in the body or any other problem is the result of blockage in the meridians connected with the particular organs or parts.
There are different types of acupressure and each type may be connecting different methods. Most popular are:
Shiatsu – A Japanese technique. In it whole body is used to apply strong pressure.
Tui na- Chinese acupressure. In this, hands are used for applying pressure.
Reflexology- it involves both feet and hands