Acupressure

Developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago, acupressure is an ancient healing therapy that utilizes fingers to depress key locations on the skin's surface to prompt healing withing the body. Similar to acupuncture, acupressure uses the same reference points on the body that release muscular stress; thus encouraging better blood circulation.

Acupressure is very beneficial as it can relieve pain and bring the body back into harmonious balance. Acupressure's healing ability promotes stress reduction, improves circulation, relaxes the body and strengthens the immune system. Acupressure can effectively be used to alleviate acute and chronic conditions such as arthritis, headaches, spinal-muscular pain, and sinus complications. Also a preventative therapy, acupressure is good for fatigue as well. Overall, acupressure is an excellent healing therapy for whole well-being -- mind, body and spirit.

Two techniques of acupressure are the "Shiatsu," and the "Jin Shin." Shiatsu acupressure, the most commonly used therapy, is notated for its vigorous and firm pressure application; while, the Jin Shin acupressure technique is a more gentle form -- whereby points are softly held for a moment or two. A typical acupressure session is done in a relaxing environment and does not require removal of the client's clothing. If you or someone you know is seeking an alternative method of healing, we have a selection of accredited acupressure therapists from which to choose at Holistic Junction.

© All Rights Reserved

C. Bailey-Lloyd/
LadyCamelot
Public Relations' Director & Writer for Holistic Junction -- Your source of information for Acupressure Schools

In The News:


How to Get Rid of Smoking, Drinking, Drugs and Other Bad Habits

These are practices that I do whenever I am trying... Read More

Sports Massage

What is Sports Massage? Rapidly gaining in popularity, Sports Massage... Read More

Just The Tea FAQs: Health Benefits (Part I)

Hands up all those who can't get through the day... Read More

Alternative Medicine vs Conventional Medicine - Pt 2

In Part 1 we discussed the fact that alternative medicine... Read More

Aromatherapy ? Part I: Essential Oils

a) WHERE DO ESSENTIAL OILS COME FROM ? - Essential... Read More

Natural Remedies and Prevention of Constipation

Constipation is a problem that affects many Americans every day.... Read More

Are You Suffering From Chronic Constipation?

Embarrassing as it may be, we have all suffered from... Read More

Self Hypnosis CD Recordings

The purpose of this article is not to offer an... Read More

5 Low Cost Ways to Soothe the Sting of Sunburn

Each of us most likely has at least one memory... Read More

That Popeye Knew a Thing or Two!

For a few weeks the lumps in my throat were... Read More

Whipped Shea Butter & Its Many Uses

Shea butter, also referred to as karite, which means "life"... Read More

Radical Healing

This title to a book by Rudolph Ballentine deserves more... Read More

Mosquitoes? No Itch, No Bite!

When you are in the season of the mosquito, it... Read More

How to Clean-up Your Allergies with 2 Easy Home Tips

It's that time of year again when people who have... Read More

Stammering Or Stuttering

Stammering or as it is sometimes known as stuttering is... Read More

The 5 Hidden Dangers In Toothpaste

A Must Read if You Have Children!Would you allow your... Read More

Hypnosis: Benefits You Can?t Live Without

Hypnosis In The Real WorldWhen you think of hypnosis, do... Read More

Using Psyllium For Relieving Constipation

If you have asthma, do not take or use psyllium.... Read More

The Whys and Habits of Anxiety & Panic Disorder

Just about everyone asks themselves why? Why did I get... Read More

Empowering Ourselves with the New Energy Dynamic

The chakras are an important part of our energy anatomy.... Read More

Tap Away Your Fears

In my workshops we use energy techniques that involve tapping... Read More

Stuttering Child

Children can develop a stutter at an early age and... Read More

Title: Using Rhubarb for Constipation

Vegetables like fruits and their juices have healing properties because... Read More

Chiropractors: Theyre on My Team!

Whenever I see the title "men's health", it conjures up... Read More

New Age Torture

I'll admit it ... I'm a spiritual tramp. I've spent... Read More