Acupressure Definition

Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese Medicine bodywork technique that uses the application of pressure (with the thumbs, elbow, or fingertips) to the same specific points on the body that are stimulated in acupuncture treatments.

Acupressure is a good option for someone who is uncomfortable with trying acupuncture because of the needles involved, but is searching for a therapy that works with the energy meridians within the body.

Acupressure uses these key pressure points on the skin to encourage the flow of energy “Qi” to the related physiological systems and internal organs to promote self healing. Acupressure is intended to affect and balance the energetic system of the body in order to treat the physical body as well as the mind, emotions and energetic fields.