Acupressure, a non-invasive form of bodywork, uses physical pressure applied acupuncture to acupressure points by the hand or elbow, or with various devices. 54 Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion, the burning of cone-shaped preparations of moxa made from dried mugwort on or near the skin, often but not always near or on an acupuncture point. The pressure point is about a thumbs width away from that spot, along the side of your arm where you feel a bone sticking out. 33 Press. When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body's life force energy to aid healing. Beauty Treatment: The Chinese used acupressure points as a beauty treatment for thousands of years. When the body's life-force energy becomes blocked, various emotional imbalances and physical symptoms also result. Poor choices and emotionally unhealthy situations contribute to muscular tensions, pressures and pain. They try to provide explanations and practical applications of the techniques. 7 To become a licensed acupressurist, one must go through a rigorous program at special acupressure and acupuncture schools. This pressure point has also been associated with inducing labour. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Acupressure is believed to cause deep relaxation and a decrease in muscle tension. 5 Many doctors, practitioners, and advocates of holistic health believe that acupressure has positive and healing effects on the body. 6 UCL has a enter for East-West Medicine that studies the scientific basis of acupressure.
Simple finger pressure on the Heavenly Appearance points, along with therapeutic facial exercises, relieves congested areas and relaxes the muscles. Each time you manipulate the pressure points, you help balance your body. All major acupressure points are on the acupressure chart.