Acupressure encourages the body to promote natural holistic healing. Precise stimulate pressure is applying to certain points (acupoints), to ensure the free flow of qi.
Before applying any alternative medicine’s therapy, you should be aware that many of these therapies have not evaluated in scientific studies. Often, only limited information is available about their safety and effectiveness.
Acupressure Meridians and Acupoints
TCM believes that there exists in the human body a network of pathways called meridian. Through which qi and “blood” circulate, and by which internal organs connects to and coordinate with superficial organs and tissues, thus creating an integral whole. The meridian system consists of 12 pairs of regular meridians is a six pairs of yin and six pairs of yang meridians, eight extra meridians, 12 collateral, and their connective parts.
Acupuncture points found along the meridians under the skin. Each acupuncture point is anatomically located and has its own specific therapeutic effects. There have been 361 acupuncture points identified along the 14 meridians. The meridian system explains the physiological functions and pathological changes in the human body as well as to guide the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in TCM. Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tuina, and Qigong are therapeutic techniques based mainly on the meridian theory.
Qi regulates overall physical and emotional balance such as spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. The opposite forces are yin and yang, which influences Qi. When yin and yang are balance, they work together with the natural flow of qi and support the body achieve and maintain health. It is accepted belief that acupressure can balance yin and yang, unblocked and normalize a natural flow of energy, thus restores health to the body and mind.