What are Acupressure Points?

Acupuncture modelAcupuncture points are locations on the channels where qi tends to gather and the channels are more accessible from the skin’s surface.  They can be felt very deep or shallow depending on the body part and symptom being treated.  As you practice acupressure, you will be better to feel the correct level of pressure.

Acupressure is a wonderful tool for you to use on your own to help improve your health.  Based upon the concepts of Chinese medicine and acupuncture channels, it is the massaging or pressing of specific acupressure points on the body that work to decrease pain and relieve tension.

What are acupuncture channels?
The Chinese mapped a system of channels which connected different parts of the body. These acupuncture channels do not simply lie on the outside of the body, but rather are more like waterways connecting the internal to the external areas and vise versa. The channels help protect the body from diseases and we can also uses them treat diseases with acupuncture and acupressure.

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Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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