Acupressure is another effective form of traditional Chinese healing that dates back almost 2000 years and is still in practice today. Acupressure is a form of healing that is similar to acupuncture but makes use of pressure instead of needles. Acupressure focuses on placing pressure on certain points of the body in order to alleviate a variety of different symptoms. The foundation of acupressure is built upon the idea of healing through the cleansing of energy meridians in our body. These ‘meridians’ act as pathways for energy to flow freely through our body. If these pathways are blocked by negative energy, physical symptoms may begin to show.

Acupressure can be used to assist in a variety of ailments such as tension headaches, nausea, vomiting, lower back pain and stomach aches. However, there are specific points that are manipulated to provide relief from certain issues. You may find that your Acupressure Therapist will need to manipulate a pressure point that is far away from the actual physical symptom, but this all leads back to the idea of unblocking our energy centers.

A few Pressure Points and Their Functions:

Below is a list of a few pressure points and the roles they serve in Acupressure:

The Gall Bladder

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Blurry vision
  • Chronic fatigue

Large Intestine

  • Toothache
  • Neck and facial pain
  • Tension headaches


  • Lower back pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional upset


  • Nausea relief
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you suffer from any of the issues above, perhaps it would be beneficial for you to explore Acupressure. For more information or for an Acupressure Therapist in your area, please visit our homepage.