What is Acupressure?

According to Acupressure.com, “Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities”. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of stress induced symptoms that have been relieved through effectively applying pressure.

Acupressure has been known to relieve:

  • Tension
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Decrease pain
  • Enhance spirituality
  • According to Acupressure.com

How Does it Work? – Acupressure points are regions on the body that are exceptionally responsive to our bioelectrical impulses. At the point when these points are impacted with pressure, endorphins are discharged. Endorphins are natural opiates released under stress. Research indicates that endorphin release increases during exercise (ex: clapping) which has been shown to produce a sense of greater well-being, relieve pain, and promote blood flow.3