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Acupressure: Relieving Stress Through Pressure Points

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Our Aversion To “Alternative” Healing

The mere mention of “alternative” medicine seems so alien and obscure that we tend to shun away anything and everything that mentions it.  Now, I am not here to point out to the basic human fallacies of ignorance and intolerance for new or curious concepts, but rather wish to open and broaden our horizons, by sharing some personal experiences about some alternative medicines.

When it comes to our physical and spiritual health, we should not limit ourselves in knowledge and the exploration of possibilities. And given the fact that each of us is different, with specific needs, mindsets and perceptions –it is rather impossible to one golden solution that fits all. We owe it to ourselves to listen to our bodies and hearts, and find that which is suitable for our needs.

We Do Try To Heal Ourselves

Even though we stick to conventional medicines and sometimes become doctors ourselves, it is impossible that none of us have, at some point in our lives, experimented with alternative natural medicines. We all have had colds that we fixed with granny recipes, or what have you. And most of all, we’ve all had pains and aches that we tried to cure ourselves. But then yet, when it comes to neck pain or back pain, it proves to be a challenge to massage ourselves, so we mostly just go to a doctor and take a painkiller which will resolve the symptom.

Acupressure: Pressing The Right Buttons

I believe we could not only treat the symptom of pain, but also remove the source of said pain, if we really knew the exact points that provide us relief. We have found our “sweet” spots but having knowledge of medical science that works on these principles, opens avenues of self healing that we never thought possible. One such ancient science is the science of Acupressure. Though acupressure sounds like acupuncture, but this one doesn’t involve needles, so you’re in the clear, in case you can’t imagine being pricked. Acupressure is a technique that is centered on core philosophies of energy, flow, trigger points or acupoints. It is the practice of releasing your body from imbalance, by applying pressure on specific points in your body that are responsible with holding bad energy.

By applying the right amount of pressure in the right way, on the right spots, Acupressurists can reestablish relief within those meridians (or energy channels), in your body that are clogged, using finger pressure or specific instruments. Imagine that you hold in your body certain points of energy that are now blocked and have formed a lump of negative damaging energy. They are made of stress, and by applying acupressure correctly, you can exorcise those black, damaging lumps of chronic stress. It’s like a guided and precise massage therapy.

De-Stress Through Healing

You may find that stress is an integral part, if not essential, of your life and sadly your ailments. By relieving your damaged, pained areas from stress, your body will thank you and your muscle memory will remember the good you did for it, and reward you with relaxation and strength. You might find channels and means to rid of this yourself but once in a while if you need to restart your energy flow in your body, I suggest you try some acupressure, and see if it can help you.

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

Cristina Jurach

Cristina Jurach is nutritionist and Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a leader in the natural health community and consults athletes, executives and most of all parents of children on the benefits of complementary therapies for health and prevention.

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AndreBeluchi
AndreBeluchi 5pts

When inserting the accupressure, where would you stick the needles at in the body? My wife brought up the topic because a friend of her wanted to try it out.  It had me thinking about joining her as well just to try it out. http://www.awakenpa.com/acupuncture/ 

Jordank Addiep
Jordank Addiep 5pts

I use acupressure but there are a few ones I have not tried yet so thank you.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Mamalina Cocolina Welcome! :)

Maggie Lee
Maggie Lee 5pts

I had acupuncture for a long standing back problem, although it did not cure (which nothing can now), it certainly helped a great deal and I also had never felt so relaxed after the treatment...........

Sara Catface
Sara Catface 5pts

this would be reflexology. i believe acupressure is touching meridian points on the body

Suzanna Conn
Suzanna Conn 5pts

This is as good as reflexology and it does work!! Of course there isn't one size for all but the only way to find out if it works is to give it a go!!! Thank you!!!

Libelüla Vehuiah
Libelüla Vehuiah 5pts

Almost ready Mady Curpen but I'm really excited to begin!!! \U0001f64f\U0001f3fd

Mandi Church
Mandi Church 5pts

I got arthritis all the time and hurts so much

Mady Curpen
Mady Curpen 5pts

Hey LibelülaVehuiah are you ready. ..for the great medicine Ayurvedique 😘😘

Vinay Arora
Vinay Arora 5pts

Its reflexology points shelly Try these points specially for back issues these points gives energy to lumber region

Purwa Asif
Purwa Asif 5pts

what is this i am not understanding

Rachel Wolfe
Rachel Wolfe 5pts

It's all appreciated. \U0001f600 Blessings being sent your way

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Glad to help Rachel Wolfe

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

A lot depend on your practitioner as well Shelly Espinoza

Shelly Espinoza
Shelly Espinoza 5pts

I tried acupressure for my back it unfortunately didn't help.

Rachel Wolfe
Rachel Wolfe 5pts

GREAT post, helpful and thank you. \U0001f600

Brigitte White
Brigitte White 5pts

Wow I can't believe how much that really helped...I have severe degenerative bone in neck and shoulder. Not much helps. But this gave me some relief.