How does Acupressure work?

Acupressure works by stimulating specific points known as acupuncture points or acupoints. These points are located along energy pathways, or meridians, which run throughout the body. When pressure or magnets, or colors, are applied to these points, it helps to clear blockages and encourage the free flow of energy throughout the body. This in turn can help to promote balance and healing in the body.

Can Acupressure be used for pain management?

Yes, Acupressure can be used for pain management.

According to Gate Control Theory by Melzack and Wall, Acupressure at a specific point passes pleasurable impulses to the brain at a rate four times faster than painful stimuli. Continuous impulses shut the neural ‘GATES’ and slower messages of pain then blocked from reaching the brain and help to improve or strengthen the pain perception threshold of the body.