Like acupuncture, acupressure also belongs to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, the acupressure is a skill by which, with pressing certain points of the body, in a simple and non-harmful way, you can help yourself and someone else. This technique is very popular in the Far East, but this doesn’t mean that we cannot use it for treatment or prevention of some diseases.
Pressing the points is done deeply on both sides (symmetrical) of the body. It is pressed (stimulates the point) with a power of about 22 pounds, in a direction that is opposite to the clock movement. The pressing lasts 15-20 seconds, and then the procedure is repeated in the same place on the other side of the body.
Note: Acupressure is not recommended for pregnant women.
Acupressure should not be used under the following conditions:
- In the treatment of chronic diseases or disorders
- Four hours after taking drugs (aspirin), alcohol, medicinal teas, and food poisoning
- If you daily and regularly use drugs, except vitamins
- If you have a diagnosed heart problem or some degenerative tissue change (chronic arthritis, cancer, eye blindness, tumor, varicose veins)
- Immediately or half an hour after a warm bath or increased physical activity (training, match, running, climbing stairs, fitness)
- In an Irritated psychic state (fury)
- If the proposed point of pressure (acupressure) is under the nipple, a scar, irritated skin, an enlarged vein and a breast