Acupressure

Experience Acupressure in the Forest of Dean – putting your health at your fingertips!

Imagine what it would be like to touch points on your body and find relief from pain and sickness.

If you’ve ever used sea sickness bands on your wrists, then you’ve experienced the power of acupuncture. The NHS recommend the use of acupressure for reducing morning sickness.

Acupressure is an ancient healing art which precedes acupuncture. It uses the fingers, thumbs or knuckles to press key points on the surface of the skin, which stimulates the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are stimulated, endorphins – natural chemicals in the body that fight pain – are released. As a result, pain is blocked and the flow of blood and oxygen is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes healing.

Besides relieving pain, acupressure can help rebalance the body by dissolving tensions and stresses that keep it from functioning smoothly and that inhibit the immune system.  Acupressure allows the body to adapt to environmental changes and resist illness.

Acupressure can be helpful for relief of pain associated with headache, migraine and chronic back or neck issues. It can also bring about improvement in appearance of skin conditions. Emotionally, it can help you feel more positive, revitalised and relaxed with a sense of wellbeing. On this page, PubMed assessed the efficacy and safety of self-administered acupressure to alleviate symptoms of various health problems, including allergic disease, cancer, respiratory disease, dysmenorrhea, perceived stress, insomnia, and sleep disturbances.

Their findings suggested that self-administered acupressure showed promise to alleviate the symptoms of various health problems.

Book your appointment today and learn this powerful technique that will be available to you any time!