One of the oldest technique of staying of health is ‘Acupressure therapy.’ In this technique pressure is applied on various points of the body with the help of the fingers and palms. But there is difference between Acupressure and acupuncture, as Acupressure does not involve the use of needles. It activates the self treatment of our body. Certain points of palm and sole are related to certain organs in the system. Thus by applying pressure on these points the energy flow can be directed to the related element. Here are some famous acupressure points and their benefits:
Gives relief from stress and depression-
This practice helps your mind function better as the practice of acupressure involves stimulating pressure points in the body. Emotional stress results in emotional imbalances. Therefore, Acupressure techniques release tension and restore the flow of vital energy. This makes the mind more stable and calmer. A very crucial point called the ‘Hand valley point’ is present between the thumb and the index finger. Acupressure on this point can give you relief from stress, anxiety and depression.
The technique of acupressure helps to keep your skin younger by reducing wrinkles and age spots. It strengthen muscle tone and also increases blood circulation to the face. The condition and tone of facial muscles and connective tissue is restrained by this technique, which can diminish the appearance of wrinkles without drugs or surgery. Quite easy finger pressure on specific points, along with therapeutic facial exercises, comforts congested areas and relaxes the muscles resulting in younger looking skin.
Improves sexual endurance-
Exhilarating acupressure points on the body raise sexual energy in lovemaking by fortifying arousal and enhancing sexual pleasure. Also knowledge of special points heightens the spiritual awareness and the chemistry of your love relationship through understanding of where sexual energy gets blocked and how to release it.
Reduces the need for medicine-
Frequent intake of medicines is not good for health. It makes the body to be dependent on them. Any kind of pain you undergo will be pushed out with the help of acupressure therapy. The practice reduces the pain you feel and the overall amount of pain medicine you will need to take. The therapy encourages the body’s circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It also helps the function of the immune system and the body’s natural ability to heal itself without a need for medicines.
Promotes proper circulation of blood-
This practice helps in promoting the circulation of blood only when used correctly. Acupressure on specific points helps in circulating and opening up the flow of blood in the blood vessels present below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps almost all organs in the body to regenerate and perform properly.