Acupressure in Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the theory of five elements and various energy meridians/ channels within our body.
TCM sees our body as a complete system that is completely connected. Chi is a type of force that is believed to connect and flow through our entire body through routes that are called “meridians”.
We have twelve main meridians in our body and they are named after the organ that they are linked with. The meridians include the lung, spleen, heart, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, kidney, bladder, liver, triple warmer, gallbladder and pericardium meridian.
The two important things to understand about chi are that they are made up of Yin and Yang.
Since in acupressure, we apply pressure to specific energy points on our body, it can easily be used as a simple self-healing technique.
The key benefit of receiving acupressure treatment is: stress-relief and a feeling of joyful relaxation and well-being.
Acupressure also helps with improving circulation, elevating energy levels within our body, reducing aches and pains along with encouraging health and healing, by vitalizing body's intrinsic healing abilities.
Acupressure can be a great preventative and healing technique, particularly to help balance our body and address chronic issues and problems.
Even though it is a method of TCM, many of those in western medicine have been trying to see how it translates to modern medicine and have found that it can encourage endorphins in the body.