Having been used for thousands years in China, Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique basedon the same ideas as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease. Sometimes it is called pressure acupuncture, acupressure is often though of as simply acupuncture without needles.
It involves placing physical pressure, by hand, elbow, or with the aid of various devices, on different pressure points on the surface of the body to bring relief through greater balance and circulation of fluid ( blood, lymph ) and metabolic energies in the body ( heat, Qi ).
It intends to help balance the system of the body in order to treat chronic and acute injuries or disease.
Traditional Chinese medicine theory describes special acupoints, or acupressure points that lie along meridians or channels in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture.
It is believed that through these invisible channels flows vital energy --- or a life force called Qi. It is also believed that these 12 major meridians connect special organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body.
The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain and organs associated with certain meridians.
According to this theory, when one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur.
Acupressure and Acupuncture are among the types of Traditional Chinese Medicine that are thought to help restore balance.
Acupressure can promote blood circulation,relieve spasm of muscle soreness, accelerate lymph circumfluence, help restore injured muscles, improve the elasticity of the skin, promote skin metabolism and regulate organs.
Abdominal massage can make it more smoothly defecated. The most important thing is that the acupressure massage can delight people and relax the body to achieve the objective of the rest.