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About Acupressure

 

The most widely known form of accupressure, shiatsu has been used in Japan for more than 1,000 years to treat pain and illness and for general health maintenance. Although 'shiatsu' means 'finger pressure', this therapy involves the use of the thumbs, palms and heels of the hands, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. It originated from ancient oriental massage of the hands and feet, as did ACUPRESSURE, though unlike ACUPUNCTURE was practiced within the home. In the early 1900's it became a more general therapy - often described as 'acupuncture without needles'. Largely preventive, it involves pressure on specific points in the patient's body to encourage the flow of energy (called 'Chi') and thus harmonise any imbalances which may be causing disease. The mind, emotions and spirit are also affected positively by the treatment 
 
Recommended Reading:

Reflexology and Acupressure: Pressure Points for Healing, 2nd Edition

Reflexology and Acupressure:
Pressure Points for Healing, 2nd Edition
 


 

 

 



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