What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is a Chinese healing therapy (TuiNa manipulation therapy). Its principles are the same as those of Acupuncture, except that the pressure is applied directly to the Acupoints of the body mainly by using the hand, elbow or a smooth object. The word Acupressure is comprised of the Latin root acus- meaning pinpointing needle, and pressur- meaning thrusting or applying force to specific points of the body.

The human body possesses self-curative forces to fight diseases, and the role of Acupressure is to assist the body in restoring balance and strengthening its inbuilt defense mechanism. Acupressure is effective on many conditions from migraine to auto injury, work and sport injuries, and from fatigue to pregnancy reaction.