Being a traditional technique of Chinese origin, acupressure is used to treat various types of diseases. Acupressure therapy is widely used in Asian countries like Japan, China, Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, India and others. It is the science and art that restore the balance of natural energy, and is often included in massage therapy trainings. Acupressure has been practiced for several centuries and has proven its benefits and is based on the concept of life force and energy.
During the session of acupressure, a trained practitioner presses specific points on the body with the help of special devices, elbows, palms, knuckles, fingers, hands, ad even feet. The pressure is usually held for several seconds to several minutes and may be applied in pushing or circular movements, or a combination of them. It can be done every other day or several times a day depending on the condition of a patient. The aim of this procedure is to improve the circulation of energy in the body at the same time alleviating pain.