Acupressure And Acupuncture
Acupressure and acupuncture are drugless, natural healing therapy with excellent results if done by an expert. These are unique natural therapy which brings our body in harmony with nature. Acupressure and acupuncture therapy comes from traditional Chinese medicine TCM. According to TCM our body is a system of life force energy called qi. Our body receives energy from environment, from food, water, sunlight, air etc. This energy flows in certain channels in body called meridians. As long as this energy flows uninterrupted, organs in body work properly and in harmonious manner. But if this energy gets blocked, stagnated, gets depleted or even gets in excess, this results in disorder in organ functioning leading to state called disease. In acupressure and acupuncture treatment specific trigger points called acupoints are pressed which results in release of muscle tension and free circulation of blood and of life force energy called qi. It improves functioning of all body organs resulting in better health.
Acupressure is commonly used to treat many common ailments, including stress and anxiety. Acupressure point therapy is used to manage stress and enhance your life. Living with Stress can exhaust your vital energy, affecting the quality of your life. Stress causes shallow breathing, which can lead to irritability, frustration, and eventually chronic fatigue. Many people turn to unhealthy habits like smoking, overeating, and alcoholic drinking to counteract stress.
The basic principle behind acupressure is the fact that the body has an energy that flows through it at any given time. Many of us have an imbalance on the inside of our bodies and this can block the free flow of that energy, causing a number of different problems for us. Some of these problems may be recognized as physical problems, while others may be mental problems, such as excessive stress.
Acupressure is a popular massage technique that is commonly in stress relief therapy. Similar to acupuncture, this technique uses points in the body meridians to relieve pain. Acupuncture uses needles while acupressure, as the name suggests, uses pressure by utilizing the fingers, thumbs and elbows. A very low electrical current is sometimes used also. This technique helps release tension in the muscles by applying a certain amount force and then releasing it to send the blood back to the tissue. Acupressure also releases energies located on this points that promote good health.
Acupuncturist can relieve the sense of stress, or depression by encouraging the flow of qi in the chest and abdomen. It involves inserting fine needles at pressure points throughout the body. The needles stimulate the body’s natural healing processes in their energy system. When your body is subjected to constant stress, the Qi of the body becomes congested. This stagnation of the flow of Qi causes a variety of physical and mental symptoms, such as anger, depression, cold limbs, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), tight tendons and muscles, headaches, and pain. The most common Oriental Medicine diagnosis would be Liver Qi Stagnation, as it is the energetic function of the Liver to smooth the Qi of the body, allowing it to flow freely. By stimulating the points, the Qi can flow freely, thereby alleviating stress. Through acupuncture, the energy blockages can be addressed. Acupuncture points serve as the on and off ramps to the energy highway, and can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.
Benefits of acupuncture for stress
- Acupuncture is very relaxing
- It works to balance the whole body
- It addresses the origin of the problem
- It reduces the painful symptoms that are affecting your health
- It helps you to manage stress more effectively.
- It also alleviate stress related health conditions