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    Is acupressure treatment really helpful?


    Wary of acupressure treatment? Know from experts whether or not it is beneficial and safe to get acupressure treatment and if one can do such treatment oneself at home for a common illness.

    Today I saw a program on acupressure treatment. The trainer was mentioning very simple acupressure points for common cold, cough, headache, tiredness etc. After watching that I did a lot of surfing on the Net, regarding acupressure treatment and as usual there were some positive and some negative reviews regarding this treatment. So I want know whether this type of treatment is helpful or no? Has anybody benefited by acupressure treatment? Can I also try this type of treatment at home for common sickness?
  • #139889
    The acupressure treatment may or may not be suitable in all cases. Often the disorder may not be able to respond to the therapy done by the acupressure. Some of the time, it may happen that people do benefit from the treatment. However not every disorder has the solution from acupressure. So using that in every context won't be healthy. And also not good for the body.

    There are some of the people who do benefit from such treatment. This includes treatment regarding the gout, backpain, blood circulation issues. etc. Those patients are more likely benefit from the acupressure than any other suffering patient. As the response from the body towards such treatment also matters in this context.

  • #139895
    Commenting or criticizing about a treatment is not correct and having tossing play before taking a treatment as it is not correct to say this treatment will do better or that will do better but the same will get effected according to the health and nature, age of the problem in one.

  • #139917
    Acupressure deals with junctions of muscles and nerves. And quite often the point of treatment is far from the actual affected area. I think acupressure is quite effective because nerves respond better and quicker than any other medium. It was an Ancient South Indian art which was then propagated to China. And the book for acupressure states that acupuncture can cure miraculously any ailment. But the doctor must be a real professional or else he could damage your nerves permanently.
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  • #139996
    Acupressure is very difficult to be documented in terms of the biochemical process involved. Though it is a safe technique, then also it cannot be replaced with professional health care. A physician should always be consulted when there are doubts about health condition. If the problem is chronic, a professional should be consulted. It takes at least 10 years to become specialized physician, whereas becoming Acupressurists is very simple. By attending a certification course of short duration you can become a Acupressurists. Acupressure institute provides certification course. Acupressurists are basically massage therapist. Acupressure should never be tried on pregnant ladies and on a person with high or low blood pressure.
    I suggest you not do acupressure therapy of your own. It is very simple to understand the failure of acupressure technique apart from being very cheap treatment. To know more about acupressure therapy click the link Acupressure Therapy
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  • #140375
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    The word 'Acupressure' means to press with a needle. Science of acupressure developed as it was seen that effects similar to that of acupuncture could be obtained by pressing acupuncture points. The term 'acupressure' implies application of pressure on an acupuncture point with a needle without actually piercing the skin.
    Principle Behind Acupressure: When we are hurt, we instinctively hold affected part and massage or press it to ease the pain. This is because pain in that part of body can be temporarily eased by pressure over that pain. A headache can be relieved by pressure on the temples.
    Over thousands of years, this principle was redefined into a fine art as it was seen that pressure as different parts of the body could alleviate problems elsewhere in the body. Gradually, it was found that pressure with a sharp object appeared to be more effective than pressure applied with fingers. This was the origin of the art of acupressure. A form of acupressure and martial art called 'Kalaripayatt' is practiced in south India especially in Kerala. Japanese form of acupressure is called 'Shiatsu' and is a highly developed form of treatment.
    How is acupressure applied: Acupressure can be performed in many ways. Classical way of doing it is to use a blunt needle to apply pressure over an acupuncture point. However, acupressure can also be carried out by pressing with your nail or any other blunt object. Pressure can be applied and released a number of times. Duration of pressure is dependent on how painful the point is. If it is very painful, point is pressed every few minutes for few seconds. This process is repeated till patient finds that the point is no longer as painful and one can withstand greater pressure for a longer time.
    If there is no pain at acupuncture point, continuous pressure is applied for 30-90 seconds till required result is obtained. However, acupuncture points requiring treatment are often tender.
    Advantages of acupressure: Acupressure is a useful means of treatment as it can b e carried out without any special equipment. In an emergency, fingers or a ball-point pen can be used to apply acupressure, which can ease the symptoms. If someone fractures his ankle in an accident and is in intense pain, acupressure can be applied on his hand and ear to ease his pain. Best results from acupressure are obtained when therapist has accurate knowledge of acupuncture points.
    Acupressure is a useful means of therapy to be taught to lay people to enable them to help themselves with their problem. Asthmatic patients are usually taught to insert their finger behind the breastbone at base of throat to relive acute attack of asthma. Pain due to any reason can be eased by pressing between the thumb and forefinger. In general, acupressure is not as effective a form of treatment as acupuncture because the force, which is applied, is dissipated over a wider area. In acupuncture, needle enters a point which is less than 2 mm in diameter to create its effect. Acupressure is more effective when it is carried out using blunt needle which is considerably more painful than acupuncture carried out for same ailment. With advent of sophisticated and painless means of therapy like lasers and ultrasound, role of acupressure in therapy has diminished.

  • #140628
    Today medical science has emerged as the biggest curing mechanism for ailments. But there are many other forms of medicines ( commonly known as alternative medicines - like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, acupuncture etc.) which claim to cure diseases. Acupressure is one of them. These areas are not scientifically researched and documented but many people have been found benefited with these treatments. Though successful results are much less in comparison to Alopathy (the modern medicines).
    Acupressure can be tried for certain ailments and can be continued and after seeing positive results.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #142386
    Acupressure therapy exists before the invention of science and medicine .
    Simple and easiest methods to overcome the pain or any other issues (without operation) the human body.
    In my view, operating the human body will decrease the life span. if people prefer to ancients method,they will have good results than the modern method. Modern method may solve the problems faster (and temporary) but it cannot find the root cause of problem.
    I do go for acupuncture treatments, and very helpful and fast recovery.

  • #143396
    Hi,
    Actually accupressure techniques falls in the wing of alternative medicine of medical science. It basically deals with the some definite pressure points in our body which responses effectively while putting pressure on them. It is very ancient process and used over long time in different countries. It gives fruitful result in many cases.
    But the thing that you need is to do it from a properly trained person who has proper training in this field. Otherwise you may face adverse result of this method. As you go to any reputed physician in your illness, go to a trained person in accupressure.

  • #143988
    Acupressure Treatment is really helpful for many health problems. It is a way of treatment without medicine and show no side effects. It cures all the problems but it takes long time. Nowadays, the people don't like to take medicine and injection, instead of this they are taking acupressure treatment. I suggested to don't take the treatment by own, it will be beneficial to undergo with a specialist.

  • #144879
    Acupressure is a natural way of curing diseases by pressing points at various places in our body. I would certainly say that it is helpful. I would like to quote my personal experience in this regard.
    • My mother was facing from acute cervical pain .It used to be to such an extent that she would used to faint. Allopathic medicines are strong and once you get the habit it is not good. She did acupressure from a lady who has a great experience and you would not imagine that she is ok now.Whenever she feels after 8-9 months that she goes to the clinic for a week and again she is ok.
    • Acupressure has a remedy for high blood preasure, migrane and thyroid. Many people have benefited from it.


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