Acupuncture needs insertion of single-use, tiny needle (diameter 0.25 mm or, around).
In Acupressure, manual pressure or, magnets are used.
Yes, absolutely it works.
Since acupressure and acupuncture both are different from each other. But Acupressure and acupuncture both focus on what are believed to be the acupoints of our body. The delivery of the techniques is what makes the difference.
With acupuncture needles are used to carry out the treatment, whereas with acupressure either the hands or other type of device is used to deliver the beneficial effects.
For those who advocate acupressure, they believe that the acupressure points are found along the meridians(channels) of the body. Using acupressure techniques on specific one are believed to create related positive results.
For example, acupressure carried out on the five main pressure points in the neck is beneficial for those who suffer from a variety of ailments like headaches, not being able to sleep and neck and shoulder tension to name a few.
- If you are going to a professional for hands-on treatment then you will have to determine how many treatments are necessary, and decide whether they are producing the results that you are looking for in order to continue.
- If you are purchasing an acupressure related product, you are going to have to learn how to use it and be consistent with its use according to the direction.
Overall the premise behind acupressure seems to make sense.
When done properly there are good indications that it increases blood circulation to a treated area as well as enhanced lymphatic drainage.
Acupressure Compared to Acupuncture
- The location of the acupoints is the same for both acupressure and acupuncture.
- The uses of both methods are based on complex theories of traditional Chinese medicine.
- A good therapeutic outcome can be expected from both modalities if performed correctly.
- Performed by skilled, experienced Acupuncturist (rather than a chiropractor or MD), your treatment will be based on a sound Chinese medical diagnosis.
- It is costly; the average acupuncture treatment will run $100 or more. This means that the number of acupuncture treatments you can afford may be limited.
- It is time-consuming; beyond the hour treatment, one must consider the amount of time it takes to get to and from your acupuncturist office.
- Not everyone has access to a licensed acupuncturist.
- Acupuncture offices have finite hours which must work with your schedule.
- Some people have needle phobias or find being needled uncomfortable.
- It is low to no cost to use acupressure as a self-treatment.
- It can be done anywhere.
- You can perform acupressure and/or apply Acupressure-Sticks™ multiple times throughout the day enhancing the effectiveness.
- Rather than receiving acupuncture one time per week, you can use acupressure daily compounding the benefits and speed healing.
- You must spend some time learning the basics of traditional Chinese medical theory, acu-point locations, and acupressure methods.
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