Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique. It is the component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupressure is an ancient healing art. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through meridians in body.
Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, acupressure treatment is effective in the relief of stress related ailments and is ideal for self treatment and preventive health care of boosting the immune system.
Acupressure therapy is used to relieve pain, reduce tension in muscles, and improve circulation. It is done by a massage therapist. Acupressure is used in the conditions like nausea and vomiting, motion sickness, headaches, neck and back pain, learning disorder as well as chronic illness.
Acupressure should not be considered primary treatment for serious illness. It should be used with proper care during pregnancy.
There is no governing agency that credentials practitioners in Acupressure. However some states require practitioners to obtain a license.