Acupressure has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its effectiveness in the treatment of illness and pain. From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure can correct functional imbalances and restore the flow thus returning the body to a more natural state of well-being. Many doctors and practitioners believe that acupressure has positive and healing effects on the body. University of California, Los Angeles has a Center for East-West Medicine that studies the scientific basis of acupressure. Researchers try to provide explanations and practical applications of the techniques. The researches indicate the self-acupressure treatment helps with patient recovery and also it is cost effective.

Acupressure is in fact quite similar to acupuncture. Acupressure is sometimes referred to as the needleless acupuncture because both forms of healing use the same points to achieve the desired results. Acupressure treatment is firm, controlled and timed pressure applied by thumb, fingers, or elbow, on specific pain-causing sore spots of the muscles. No drugs or other medicines are used. Sore spots are actually a pattern of small knots, which constrict the flow of blood and oxygen, causing a painful muscle spasm. Acupressure is an effective form of stimulation used to help relax the muscles. If done regularly, it can sustain improvement and minimize recurrence of symptoms.

You don’t need to be a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in order to get some good results from acupressure. A helpful guidance can make it easier to more accurately find the acupressure points, and your results will be better. In most situations, acupressure works well for most people. It is a very portable treatment. It is often the technique of choice when doing treatments at home or in workplace. You can do that with the following recommended eBook.

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How to choose an Acupressure Therapist?

If you do need to find an acupressure therapist for your medical condition, there is no license for acupressure therapist in many countries. It is often considered as massage. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, tuina is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy. It helps the flow of healing energy by holding and pressing the body at acupressure points. For acupressure treatment, you can choose a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner with good tuina skills. Tuina is a required course in acupuncture degree program. All acupuncture degree holders have received tuina training in university. (Learn more about acupuncture)

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