Using fingers, thumbs, hands, palms and elbows to apply
pressure on specific Acupoints on the body is called Acupressure. This is also called pressure acupuncture without needles. Acupressure has been practiced for thousands of years for different conditions to relieve pain, stagnation, spasm and tension. Usually this method is combined with acupuncture to enhance
the therapeutic effect of the treatment. In general, acupressure combined with
acupuncture has a deeper level of relief and relaxation than a typical
acupuncture treatment alone.
What are some indications of Acupressure?
. Headache, general body ache, trauma of
hemophilia, thrombocytopenic purpura, any kind of hemorrhagic disease
failure, severe hypertension, end stage of cancer, sever skin problem
. When the
patient feels full after a meal
. Shock or exhaustion
How does Acupressure work for Facial Rejuvenation?
Acupressure may be used to make the face look younger with less
wrinkles and lines. It can help eliminate internal imbalances which create
wrinkles, lines, discoloration, dark pigmentation, sagging and bags under the
Acupressure helps rejuvenate your face in different ways:
. It helps the face blood circulation and brings more
nutrients to the area
. It helps collagen production to fill out wrinkles
. Ithelps the lymphatic drainage of the face and neck
. Ithelps to strengthen muscle tone and skin elasticity
You may try some of the following facial Acupressure techniques to have more beautiful skin.
. Start with the point between your eyebrows and
above your nose. Put your thumb on this point and massage in a circular way
thru the entire eyebrow toward the point in front of the ear
. Use your middle finger pad to
massage the point 1 inch below your eyes and continue in a semi-circular way
below Zygomatic arch or cheek bone toward the point in front of the ear
. Use your middle finger pad and start
with the point located on both sides of the anterior hairline and continue down
in a circular way on lateral side of the face to reach the point in front of
Remember to repeat these techniques for 30 to 60 seconds each, 3 times a week for better skin shape. Try not to use strong force but a
gentle force to get better results. During massage, breathe slowly and
deeply. By performing these techniques you will cover some of the most
important facial acupoints which are used for facial rejuvenation.
Why should I choose Acupressure?
Over 75 million Americans are affected by pain every year and
pain management has become a 100 billion dollar industry.
Acupressure not only can help with lots of pain conditions, but also can be a
cost effective alternative to surgical and medical treatments. Here are some of
the reasons you may want to try Acupressure:
. It has no side effects and is a completely
non-invasive method of healing
. It is effective in some cases of chronic illnesses which have not been treated by other methods
. It is cost effective and everybody can afford to try
. It is a natural method of healing with a
In general, Acupressure has been successfully performed in treating diseases for thousands of years in China and throughout the
world and is one of the oldest and safest method of healing. If you want to get
better results out of your Acupuncture treatment, tell your Acupuncturist to
combine it with Acupressure.