Have you ever found yourself pinching your head or rubbing your neck to relieve some tension? If so, you know how helpful applying pressure to your body can help reduce your pain and make you feel better. And that’s what acupressure therapy is all about! Read our latest blog for everything acupressure and what it is all about.
Understanding the Qi
In traditional Chinese medicine, there is an energy force known as the Qi that runs throughout our bodies. It is a psychophysical energy that not only exists within us but also all around us. The Qi is essentially the driving force that brings everything to life. The Qi runs through different interconnected channels that allow us to stay grounded and connected. These channels must accommodate for the Qi to run freely without any blockages. Blockages lead to imbalances that result in deficiencies, health complications, and an inability for our physical and mental processes to function accordingly. Acupressure is used to encourage the Qi’s mobility, which is why it is so important to undergo it from time to time.
What Is Acupressure?
Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that began 3000 years ago and often goes hand-in-hand with acupuncture. While it started many years ago, it is still heavily used in eastern medicine and gaining popularity across the United States. This ancient form of massage therapy involves applying pressure to different pain points (the channels) across the body. In applying pressure, the blockages in the form of inflammation and stress throughout the body are released.
Acupressure therapy is the application of pressure along the body. It is a super involved process. Acupressure practice is done by the hand of an expert and licensed practitioner. While there are over 300 pain points throughout the body, one session usually only focuses on a particular area. Each session can last up to an hour. Before each session, the acupressure expert will talk with you and make notes of all your ailments. Then, they will create a customized plan and execute it. An experienced acupressure specialist will know precisely where to apply pressure and will do so carefully, ensuring little to no pain but instead relaxation.
Healing Powers of Acupressure
Acupressure is an amazing remedy that can help with various health issues. Many studies suggest it can help with back pain, headaches, nausea, inflammation, and other things. Additionally, it has been reported to aid in healthy immune and digestive processes. While not fully understood in western medicine, its continued use and popularity are a testament to its effectiveness. If you’re dealing with any other issues above or are interested in supplementing your health with this holistic treatment, try it out!
Acupressure Specialist in San Diego
Ready to give it a try? Visit Pin Lu Acupuncture. Our acupressure specialist has received not only extensive training in acupressure therapy but also in acupuncture. She is licensed and has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for over 15 years. Book a session and try it out today. Call (858) 261-8038 or click here to book your session.