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Though both acupressure and acupuncture are similar, there are some key differences.
Let’s talk about how they’re the same first. Both involve applying stimulation to key points along meridians in your body to help balance energy.
Acupressure involves applying precise pressure to these points, while acupuncture stimulates these points by applying fine acupuncture needles.
Shiatsu and reflexology also apply pressure to the body to encourage its innate healing ability, but they work through different modalities. Certainly they can be used in conjunction with acupressure, but I’m not an expert in these practices.
Self-acupressure is the practice of applying precise pressure to specific points along the body to encourage balance and release.
Self-acupressure is good for an entire host of symptoms ranging from acid reflux to sadness and grief. You can find a growing list of symptoms self-acupressure can help with below.
Abdominal Pain & Tension
Achey Sides of Torso
Breast Feeding (dried up,
Chronic Eye Diseases
Edema (legs & abdomen, all over
epileptic seizures ( night time,
Eyes ( brighten, clears vision, twitching of eyelids, watering in the wind, dry, red, painful, swollen,
Frusteration & anger, Irritability, uptightness
Hard time making decisions
Headache (frontal, occipital, unilateral, temporal,
High Blood Pressure
Hips (tight, motor impairment,
Idigestion or intestinal spasms
Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Knee issues – fixed pain, dull pain, swelling
Lower Abdomen Pain
Lower Back Pain
Menopause ( hot flashes,
Motor Impairment (Arm, Hand, Knees, Legs, Neck, Hips,
Neck tension, stiffness, can’t move side to side,
Nervous System Unregulated
Nose (sneezing, hay fever
Paralyisis: Back & Lower Extremetis
PMS ( irritabilty, depression, insomnia
Sadness & Grief
Shortness of Breath
Shoulders (stiff, stiffness and pain, frozen,
Skin Disorders (Measles, Mumps, Scabies, psoriasis, dry, acne,
Stuffed by eating
swelling of lips and cheeks
Swollen Breasts during menstruation
Throat (sore, obstruction, dry, painful,
Upper Back Ache
Urine Retention, difficulty, burning, incontinence, prostatitis, nephritis, edema
Uterine tumors, fibrosis, swelling, cloudy,
Vaginal Discharge (Chronic)
Weak Kidney Qi
Weak Will Power or Self Assurance
When done properly, self-acupressure is very safe and can be performed whenever needed.
I always suggest that anyone taking on a new health practice consult with their physician, especially those who are pregnant or who are trying to become pregnant
The short answer is, it depends. You can feel relief immediately for simple aches and pains, but if you’re working on a chronic sickness, it can take more time to work through.
Absolutely. In fact, acupressure helped me deal with the symptoms of my cycle.
Migraines, constipation, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, lower back pain, and lack of energy can all be relieved with self-acupressure.
Learn more about the pressure points on my YouTube channel.
As a practice, self-acupressure helps you become more present and tap into what your body feels at the moment. This can be especially helpful during your period, which can inspire intuitive messages for us and empower us to take action.
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