Acupressure is amongst the most primitive practices of healing in this world. It is a traditional Chinese medicinal system, which basically believes in restoring and maintaining health by stimulation of specific points on the body by inserting several needles. The earliest traces of acupuncture have been found during 200 BCE in the Huangdi Neijing. From there, acupuncture has been practiced as alternative therapy in china and other parts of Asia successfully.Acupressure is sometimes used interchangeably with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a set of procedures, which follows the same idea of stimulating the various anatomical points present in our body by penetrating sharp and thin metallic needles inside the skin. According to traditional Chinese medicine there is almost 2000 acupuncture points interconnected to each other.
According to acupuncture theory, illness is the result of blockage or weakening of natural energy flow in the body. Acupuncture is capable of removing these obstructions through treatment of some specific acupoints as per the symptoms.
Generally acupressure is linked to pain relief but it has huge potential of treating various other ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, sinus, toothache and cold. Several eye disorders like conjunctivitis, myopia, hyper myopia, and cataract can also be treated successfully by acupuncture. Acupuncture is also very effective in case of paralysis and neurological disorders.
Moreover, acupuncture is quite effective to control pain without the help of drugs and fastens the recovery period by strengthening the immune system of body. It reduces stress and is very beneficial after surgery to recover fast. If practiced along with medicine, acupuncture enhances the effect of the medicines and reduces the chance of side effects.
Thus, acupressure is very effective in preventing the disease to occur. But, it?s not necessary that you can practice acupuncture only when you suffer from any disease but it can be practiced by anyone and anytime. And by practicing the acupressure on a continuation you can prevent any disease and live a healthy life.