Complementary Medicine Holistic Health Terms Defined Acupressure
Acupressure: Alternative medicine terms defined. Holistic health theories defined.
Acupressure Acupressure is a Oriental healing art based on ancient Japanese and Chinese medicine. A practitioner puts pressure on specific points on the body to promote self healing of the body. Acupressure is based on the same points and meridians as acupuncture and a practitioner of Acupressure uses the fingers or hands to press or heat certain points on the body in order to relieve ailments. The pressure is designed to release energy blocks in the meridians of the body in order to treat ailments such as tension and stress, aches and pains, or arthritis. The system is also used for general preventive health care.