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.