Acupressure (Acupressure points) is an ancient healing art, applying pressure on specific points of the body, with the goal to relieving pain and discomfort.
Balanced energy force (Chi) is the base for good health and emotional well-being. Acupressure moves and manipulates this energy to create a balanced state, effectively treating pain and illness.
Generally speaking, acu-points are small, round areas that can feel 'charged'. They function as little relay stations for the qi flow along the meridians.
By applying pressure in a small circular motion, the energy flow can be restored.
Maintaining optimum energy levels and a balanced state, makes the body better equipped to fight off any imbalances and to heal from any injuries it may sustain.
In the body meridian theory, anxiety is an imbalance in Qi flow, mainly in the heart meridian.
The impact that 'small' maladies, like the common cold, the flu, and other chronic conditions, can have on our daily lives, is often underestimated...
Balancing emotions - thoughts, attitudes and beliefs, impact our Qi flow and with balanced energy flow we can improve our health and well-being.
One of the main causes for illness and disease is toxic overload...
Acu-points can be 'full' - If an acu-point has excess qi, it's holding too much energy, it's full.
Full points may feel as if they protrude above the skin line and may feel swollen and warm. If a point has been full for a long time, it may feel hard.
When you press, these points usually resist your pressure.
Pressure Application Technique - Stretch the area around the full point, to disperse the blockage.
Use sedating or dispersing techniques. Sink to the level of resistance and then pulse the pressure by alternately holding and releasing the point.
Acu-points can be 'empty' - If an acu-point has too little energy (as a result of others being full), it is empty.
Pressure Application Technique - You want to tonify, which means to fill and strengthen it. Use sustained pressure with thumb or fingertip to the level of resistance, and hold it until it changes (3-4 minutes).
Acu-points function normally - These acu-points are maintaining an even flow of qi along the meridian.
Certain Meridian Acu-points are naturally Sedating Points and others are Strengthening. These may be used to achieve calming or re-vitalizing effects.
Acu-points are located on the body meridians and can be used to restore the natural energy flow, and thereby restore well-being.
You will find detailed Acu-Points Charts in Healing Resources.
* The Small Intestine Meridian
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