Acupressure - Eastern practices in the service of modern science
China acupressure used for thousands of years;now it is becoming increasingly popular in Western countries.Often called acupressure acupuncture lightweight version - say that it is the same, only without the use of needles.What is acupressure really is and how it works?
theory at the heart of acupressure
practice acupressure roots lie in traditional Chinese medicine Traditional Chinese medicine and treatment of problem skin .According to the theory, there are specific acupuncture points on the meridians, or channels, the body.It's the same energy meridians, which are utilized by using acupuncture.For these invisible channels moves vital energy qi.It is estimated that 12 major energy channels interconnected certain organs and organ systems, creating a unified energy system of the body.Meridian start at the fingertips, are connected to the brain, and then to any authority.
According to this theory, if one meridian is blocked or out of balance, can develop the disease.Acupressure and acupuncture are among the most well-known ways to restore the energy balance in the body.Especially well they help in combination with the use of herbs, a healthy diet and meditation Meditation - treats the body and the spirit .
How does acupressure?
to impact on acupuncture points using fingertips, hands, elbows, feet, or special tools.Sometimes used as muscle stretching and other methods.
During a session of acupressure patient, fully clothed, lying on a massage table with a soft coating.The masseur gently pressing on acupuncture points on the body.A session lasts an average of about an hour.For best results, you may need several sessions.
purpose of acupressure - restoring health and balance the energy channels of the body and regulation opposed to each other forces of yin (negative, dark energy) and yang (positive, light energy).Some proponents of the method say that acupressure has a healing effect not only on energy and bodily sphere, but also the mind and spirit.There are people who believe that a strong professional can convey vital energy (external qi) to another person.
Not all western specialists practicing acupressure, believe that it is possible, as well as in the existence of energy channels.They attributed healing effects of acupressure other factors such as a decrease in muscle tension, improve blood circulation and stimulation of the production of endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
on the human body are hundreds of acupuncture points - too many to list in one article.In addition, most people know all of them is not necessary.Impact on the following three points are used most often and you can massage their own:
- Point L-14 is located between the thumb and forefinger.Stimulation of this point is useful for colon health
- Point LR-3 is disposed between the big and second toes.Exposure to it has a beneficial effect on the liver.
- point SP-6 is located at a distance of the thickness of three fingers on the inside of the medial malleolus.It is a soft portion of the gastrocnemius muscle massage is beneficial for the spleen.
If any health problems helps acupressure?
Research of influence acupressure health began recently and is achieved minor results.However, many people, including in Europe, use it and are satisfied with the results.
In particular, acupressure helps to cope with bouts of nausea and vomiting that occur after surgery, chemotherapy, and pregnancy as a result of motion sickness.
Acupressure also helps cancer patients reduce stress How to beat stress?Create an oasis , rejuvenate, relieve pain and ease the effects of the disease or other treatments used.
general, acupressure is becoming a more popular method to relieve pain, including migraine headaches, back pain and postoperative pain.It helps reduce pain pressure point L14.
Some scientists believe that acupressure helps produce endorphins, and also has anti-inflammatory effect, which makes it an effective remedy for arthritis.
Acupressure also helps with depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood and anxiety disorders, as it improves mood and removes fatigue.
believed that acupressure should be avoided during pregnancy, varicose veins, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal injuries, and any conditions that could worsen as a result of physical manipulation.Also, do not use the acupressure in areas where a malignant tumor was formed, and if the cancer has spread to the bone.