Acupressure Made Simple by Jane Osbourne – With all the will in the world it is not easy being on top form all the time. One thing I have learned along my path is to maintain my own health to optimise my body so I can continue to work normally.
When we have a health issue, the first thing we often think of doing is making a doctor’s appointment or visiting the local chemist for a remedy. Before you decide to part with your hard-earned cash take a few moments to read on.
If I was to tell you that within a few minutes of treating yourself for common ailments, with the simple method of acupressure, you could feel better would you give it a go? You can apply these techniques in the car, on the bus, or while you are watching tv, and they are simple and easy to do.
Whilst it is important to take medical advice, I believe it is just as important to help yourself to improve your standard of wellbeing, all that is required is to relax and think of YOU. I often use acupressure as a relief because it is effective, and you can do it where ever you are in most cases.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. The meridians function as a network, much like a highway system, that can be mapped out throughout the entire body. They are like the circulatory system in western medicine. When they get congested our body talks to us by giving us by directing pain in an area, so it is noticed.
There are more than four hundred acupuncture points located in and around the main meridians, pathways which run throughout the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It makes sense then, that applied pressure on these points will encourage circulation in the body.
The benefits of acupressure:
Relieving stress, tension and anxiety
Relaxing muscles and joints