Ans: Acupressure is a method of treatment, in which physical pressure is applied on acupuncture points to clear the blockages in meridians. This technique is based on the concept of life energy which is believed to flow through the meridians in the body. It is an alternative medicine technique in which the pressure is applied by hand, elbow, palm, fingers or other special devices. Acupressure has proved to be quite effective in curing nausea, vomiting, pains in different parts of body and restoring health and balance in body.
Ans: Technically, anyone can get acupressure done as it involves channelizing the pressure points of body for overall wellness. Acupressure therapist can help in improving sleep, relieving stress & anxiety, soothing pain & discomfort and minimising other health problems without medications. This therapy can be taken by people of all age groups as it mainly involves stretching or acupressure massage.
Ans: Some of the specializations of acupressure include the treatment of nausea & vomiting, reduction in stress & anxiety, dealing with post chemotherapy fatigue, pain in different body parts, respiratory problems and improvement in the energy level.
Ans: To become an acupressure therapist, you need to hold National Certification, by appearing in certification exam. After that you need to complete 600-800 hours of coursework and training at massage school or any independent institution.
Ans: In an acupressure session, you lie on a soft massage table and the practitioner presses the acupuncture points to treat the problem.
Ans: Yes, acupressure has proved quite effective in dealing with various problems like nausea, vomiting, lower back pain, headache and such.
Ans: In some cases, yes it affects the first timers with problems like muscle tension, pain, motion sickness, menstrual cramps (in women) and fatigue.
Ans: Yes, acupressure can prove to be very effective in curing back pain.
Ans: In this infrared rays, chiropractic and several other natural heating techniques are used simultaneously to cleanse the body tissues and regulate energy flow in the body.
Ans: The cost of an acupressure session depends on the centre and the number of sessions required. Normally the rates per session are between Rs 200-300 for one-hour sessions. In some cases, the charges hike up to Rs 500-550 per session.
Ans: Our body has more than hundred acupressure points. The most common points used by acupressure therapists for treatment are:
LI 4 (For Large Intestine) - It is the soft fleshy web between the thumb and forefinger.
LR- 3 (For Liver) - This spot is located on the upper part of the foot, just above the space between the big toe and the long toe.
SP-6 (For Spleen) – This spot is around three fingers broad and is located above the inner anklebone.