Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupressure uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Today, Acupressurists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an Acupressurist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.
Acupressure is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupressure takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.