Acupressure is an ancient healing therapy that uses manual manipulation to pressure key points within the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. This is an excellent treatment option for patients who want the benefits of acupuncture but want a non-invasive, no-needle technique.
It is believed that disease, illness, stress, and other discomforts are caused by a disruption in the body’s energy. Acupressure works similarly to acupuncture where specific acupoints of your body are stimulated to restore proper flow through the energy pathways of your body. With acupressure, no needles are used. Instead, your specialist uses his or her hands and special massage tools to stimulate the acupoints with a gentle yet firm pressure.
Once these pathways are restored, the flow of energy is improved along with the patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Treatment can vary depending on the patient’s condition from several minutes to over an hour, however typical treatment sessions last an average of 20 minutes.
Studies show acupressure can treat a variety of conditions from muscle pain, chronic ailments, addiction, and sinusitis. Other conditions that acupressure can treat but are not limited to include:
- Menstrual cramps
- Injury or trauma
- And more
It is important to speak with your primary care provider before scheduling an appointment as acupressure is not for everyone. If you are unsure of whether this is the right option for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation and we can discuss your individual needs and goals for treatment. For more information on how acupressure can help you, contact us today at (818) 995-4488.