Pain relief facts and tips about acupressure

ü  Acupressure was formerly originated in china in decades ago. However, there is evidence that it was practiced during the Stone Age period.


ü  Acupressure has been in use especially to prevent vomiting in children and post-operative nausea. 


ü  Acupressure is known to reduce cases of nausea to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.


ü  Acupressure can be performed at any place with no special equipment.


ü  As long as you follow the guidelines provided by a professional acupressure practitioner, you can safely treat yourself using the method.


ü  When correctly done, acupressure helps reduce tension and pain. It increases blood circulation and enabling the body to relax.


ü  Acupressure strengthens and boosts the immune system thus promoting wellness.


ü  If applied too quickly and vigorously, it may cause damage especially to the abdominal area. Acupressure should be applied slowly and gently.


ü  While employing acupressure, special care should be taken especially when dealing with pregnant subjects and patients with burns, recent injuries and burns.


ü  Acupressure is much effective for patients with lower back pain than the physical therapy method.


ü  Stress and anxiety can be reduced by ear acupressure. It can also reduce tension in trauma and pre-operative patients.


ü  Acupressure can treat conditions including; all types of headaches, joint pains, colds and flu’s. It can also treat allergies, depression, insomnia, nervousness and fainting. Other conditions include bedwetting, urinary tension, nose-bleeding and incontinence. 



Acupressure tips


-          Press the fleshy part of your hand that is between the thumb and the index finger when experiencing headaches and joint pains. You should hold for a minute before proceeding to the other hand.


-          When experiencing the low back pain, lie on your back with the feet elevated on a chair preferably a sofa. Have two tennis balls under your back on either side of the spine. Stay in the position for like a minute or till you experience discomfort.


-          In case of knee joint pain, place a tennis ball on a pillow and then place the leg over it in a way that the ball pushes into the crease behind the knee. You should find the sensitive spot below the kneecap and slightly to the outside of the shinbone. Once you locate it, press the area with your fingertips gently for one minute. Ensure to follow all the steps for achieving the desired results.