|Acupressure & Acupuncture|
Acupressure is a 5000-year-old Chinese healing method that involves
applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve
pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy
throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips,
connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with
the specific meridian. Also
called Shiatsu massage and Reflexology.
Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.
Acupressure is said by many to be a needle-less version of Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical system over 5000 years old, recently revived in China and becoming popular in the West. It deals with subtle energy paths (ch'i) in the body related to the comic principles of Yin and Yang. The balance of these energies in the human body affects health and disease. Acupuncture therapy alters these energy flows by inserting fine needles at key pressure points, for varying periods of time. Anæsthesia for surgery can also be effected by acupuncture.