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Acupressure

How Does it Work?

Acupressure is the stimulation of specific points, located near or on the surface of the skin, which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.

Acupressure points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the brain.

The brain then releases the body's natural pain killing hormones (neurotransmitters and endorphins). It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big part in the functioning of the hormonal system. This is why acupressure works well for back pain, arthritis, and PMS.

The substances released as a result of acupressure not only relax the whole body, but also regulate serotonin in the brain which plays a role in the human and animal disposition. This is why depression is often treated with acupressure.

Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms, and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system.

Conditions Treated With Acupressure

  • Neck/ Cervical Pain
  • Elbow/ Wrist/ Hand Pain
  • Hip/ Knee/ Ankle/ Foot Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinus Problems
  • Jaw/ Face Pain
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Menstrual/ PMS Problems
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