There are a number of ailments and conditions that can be reduced or relieved with Acupressure. The following are just a few of those:
Many types of pain can be relieved by acupressure including back pain
, headache, lower and upper back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and even pain due to a recent surgery. For headache pain and some relief from migraine symptoms, many believe that pressure on LI4 can be beneficial.
It is believed that nausea caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients can be relieved with the help of acupressure. Additionally, the use of these techniques can improve energy levels and relieve or reduce pain. While there is no claim that the acupressure will cure cancer, it is thought to help relieve many of the related symptoms.
Depression and Anxiety
While there is some controversy of whether acupressure can relieve depression, it is believed by many that pressure points at the back of the neck, as well as some at the shoulder blades on the back, can help to promote feelings of peace and remove feelings of despair. This can provide relief from those suffering from depression, as well as reduce the stress and anxiety
Due to the release of endorphins promoted by acupressure, individuals suffering from arthritis
can often find relief. Additionally, during acupressure the body releases natural anti-inflammatories reducing the pain. These pressure points depend upon where the arthritis is located. Some of these points are located at the back of the neck, on the top of the hand, and at the inside of the elbow.
Nausea and/or Vomiting
Acupressure can relieve nausea, helping those suffering from morning sickness, illness-related nausea, as well as motion sickness. This can help when traveling great distances either in a car, on the water or in a plane. This pressure point is P6 and pressure is applied on the inside of the wrist where the palm of your hand meets your arm. This region between the large tendons that run up the arm is where firm, but gentle pressure will be applied for 30 seconds to two minutes.