Acupressure: Three Points to Relax, Heal & Flow
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Learn three acupressure points to calm your mind, promote wellness, and counteract effects of overwork and aging. Call 406-582-1600 or register online.
Acupressure has been used for thousands of years in China, and is an Asian bodywork therapy rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. By applying pressure to specific points, acupressure promotes relaxation and wellness, reduces muscle tension, improves circulation, and releases endorphins (our body’s natural pain relievers). Traditional Chinese medical theory describes acupressure points that lie along channels, or meridians in your body. These energy meridians are the same ones targeted with acupuncture. It is believed that these 12 major channels have flows of vital energy, connecting specific organs or networks of organs, which organize a system of communication throughout your body. The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain, and then connect to an organ associated with a specific meridian.
The goal of acupressure and other types of Asian body work is to restore health and balance within your body’s channels of energy. These opposing forces are commonly known as Yin (negative energy) and Yang (positive energy). In general, acupressure is very safe. Talk with your doctor before trying a therapy that involves using joints and muscles. You may need several sessions to yield the best results.
Sources: Wheeler, T. 2019, October 16. Acupressure Points and Massage Treatment, WebMD.