Have you ever experienced a migraine or headache that suddenly vanished moments after someone pressed specific areas on your hand? This healing method has been around for thousands of years and is known as acupressure.
Acupressure and acupuncture in Bellmore are healing techniques that follow the same Chinese medicine principles to stimulate a pressure point in order to bring about healing or to preserve health. However, acupressure has been practiced a lot longer than acupuncture. It makes use of pressure from the hands of a healer or practitioner. Pressure is applied to the acupoints in the body to relieve headaches and pain and to eliminate stress. On the other hand, acupuncture uses needles to stimulate the pressure system of the body in order to increase blood and energy flow throughout the body.
A wonderful new type of acupressure that can be performed without a practitioner’s help is through the use of a small mat called Nayoya Acupuncture mat. The origin of this mat is very similar to that of traditional deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure and acupuncture and is designed to relieve remove physical stress.
The principle behind these healing techniques is chi, a Chinese term for vital energy that circulates in the body of each living thing in the universe. Based on this principle, stress and disease have adverse effects on the body and mood of a person which causes blockage in the flow of chi. By applying pressure on certain acupressure points in the feet, back, and hands, chi flow is released or re-channeled to a certain part of the body, which promotes the healing processes of the body.
Some say acupressure therapy originated in ancient China, a country known for acupuncture and other natural healing solutions.