Acupressure is the famous ancient healing technique from China that involves the skillful application of pressure on certain points called meridians of the body to stimulate the body’s self-curative ability. It is a rapid, cost free and highly effective treatment applied for curing and prevention of various diseases including physical and psychological disorders.
The world health tourism is surging day by the day and the alternative treatments offered at the wellness tourism destinations are becoming increasingly popular amongst people. As a result, more and more people are looking forward to these treatments. Traditional Chinese medicine is particularly gaining importance especially acupuncture treatments are most preferred. The greatest advantage if acupressure is the absence of side effects and that no pharmacological agent is being used.
Acupressure, however, is a technique closely related to acupuncture without the use of painful needles. Instead, acupressure involves pressure applied by the hands and fingers to stimulate the meridian points. This removes the blockages from the natural energy flow of the body. There are about 400 such major points with 14 major meridians which when pressed correctly can provide effective relief from diseases and the discomfort caused by them.
Acupressure aims at activating the natural self-treating ability of the human body. The force, applied during acupressure, releases tension in the muscles and enhances blood circulation, which is the driving factor for the healing of various ailments. This is clear from the mapping of the different stimulation sites, meridians, and associated body parts that are affected.
Clinical practitioners use acupressure techniques for the treatment of problems of head, neck, and back like sinus congestion, arthritis, hypertension, peptic ulcers, constipation, indigestion, and sciatica. They combine the stimulation of meridians with different relaxation and deep breathing techniques thus leading to health improvement and better well-being.
All these potential benefits of acupressure are making it a popular treatment option for medical tourists although it is not a part of the mainstream healing process. Acupressure is doing a great business these days with a record number of patients from all over the world opting for acupressure treatments to heal their mind, body, and soul.
Although acupressure is believed to be originated from China, many countries of the world including Singapore, India and Thailand, which are amongst the most famous tourism destinations, now provide many alternative therapy clinics, wellness spas and massage centers that provide expert acupressure treatments.