Acupressure is frequently called acupuncture without the needles. Rather than needles, acupressure includes the use of manual pressure (typically with the fingertips) to explicit focuses on the body.

As indicated by the standards of customary Chinese prescription, the body has undetectable lines of vitality stream called meridians. There are believed to be no less than 14 meridians interfacing our organs with different pieces of the body. Needle therapy and acupressure focuses lie on those meridians.

If the flow of energy (additionally called “chi” or “qi”) is hindered anytime on a meridian, it’s idea to cause different indications and well being conditions anyplace along the meridian. That is the reason a specialist may apply weight to an acupressure point on the foot to alleviate a cerebral pain.


Most people try acupressure for the first time to manage symptoms of a condition, such as:

  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Headache
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Motion sickness
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Nausea or vomiting after surgery or chemotherapy
  • Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and morning sickness
  • Stress management


There’s as of now an absence of studies investigating the adequacy of acupressure. In any case, there’s some proof recommending that wrist acupressure may alleviate torment after games damage. In a recent report distributed in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, for example, specialists analyzed the impacts of three minutes of acupressure, three minutes of hoax acupressure, or no acupressure in competitors who had supported games damage around the same time.

At the investigation’s end, acupressure was observed to be viable in decreasing agony power contrasted with hoax acupressure or no acupressure. There was no adjustment in tension.

Acupressure may ease sickness and spewing in those with chemotherapy-initiated queasiness and heaving

Side Effects and Safety

Acupressure should never be painful. If you experience any pain, tell your therapist immediately. After an acupressure session, some people may feel soreness or bruising at acupressure points. You may also feel temporarily lightheaded.

Pressure should be gentle over fragile or sensitive areas, such as the face.

If you have a condition such as osteoporosis, recent fracture or injury, cancer, easy bruising, a bleeding disorder, heart disease, uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, or are using anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications such as warfarin, you should speak to your doctor before trying acupressure.

If you are pregnant, you should speak to your care provider before trying acupressure. Acupressure typically isn’t done on the abdomen or certain points on the leg or low back during pregnancy.

Acupressure shouldn’t be done over open wounds, bruises, varicose veins, or any area that is bruised or swollen.

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