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    Precautions with acupressure

    Precautions with acupressure – ETHOS HEALTH CARE

    Acupressure is a traditional Chinese technique that’s used to treat everything from addiction to digestive issues. Acupressure is safe, effective and suitable for most people, provided the practitioner follows certain precautions. Here are some common precautions.

    • Pregnant women should consult their doctor before using acupressure. Acupressure shouldn’t be done on the abdominal area or to certain points on the leg if pregnant.
    • Acupressure points that are on or near a person’s eyes need to be treated carefully and gently. These can be treated with finger or thumb when the person’s eyes are closed.
    • Acupressure shouldn’t be done over open wounds, bruises, varicose veins, or any area that is bruised or swollen.
    • Do not use acupressure on the areas with infection, ulcer, scars, or tumors.
    • People who have drugs or alcohol in their systems should not be treated with acupressure.
    • Do not give acupressure treatment to patients who are hungry, or overeaten.
    • Do not use acupressure on patients with a tendency of spontaneous bleeding or with the disturbance of blood coagulation, or with hemorrhagic tendencies.
    • Acupressure should be done when a person is relaxed and happy. It should not be done when a person is anxious or worried.
    • Receiving acupressure directly after a bath also is not recommended.
    • If the person is weak from illness or fatigued, apply light pressure until her strength is restored.
    • Lymph areas, such as the groin, the area of the throat just below the ears, and the outer breast near the armpits, are very sensitive. These areas should be touched only lightly and not pressed.
    • Avoid the abdominal area entirely if you have a life-threatening disease, especially intestinal cancer, tuberculosis, serious cardiac conditions, and leukemia.
    • Never press any area in an abrupt, forceful, or jarring way.