The word ‘acupressure’ when broken down means needle (acu) and heaviness (pressure). It has its roots in the bodywork technique of medicine originating in traditional Chinese. It is similar to acupuncture when it comes to the basic ideas.
It includes applying physical pressure by the application of the hands, elbows and the use of different devices at various pressure points located on different parts of the human body. Acupressure works by stimulating the various points of the body. Energy travels through channels in the body that are known as meridians. There are certain acupressure wristbands available that relieves the often regular symptoms of nausea or motion sickness. Acupressure helps to heal various kinds of disorders and pain and also relaxes the body.
How Can Acupressure Treat Psychological Ailments?
- Starting the day with a few acupressure routines while you are lying in bed itself will be extremely beneficial in bringing together your energy and help it to fuel your body for the entire day. The technique crown of acupressure helps to harmonize the body’s energy. Use certain points to balance the hormones, centers of the brain and thereby bring peace and tranquillity in life.
- A quick way to tackle anxiety, stress and depression is by resting the hands in the lap, by placing one hand over the other keeping the palms facing upwards, and keeping your eyes closed. Relax the shoulders and slowly practise deep breathing. This routine is extremely effective in dealing with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). It will help you to calm your mind focus on your priorities and help increase concentration. Any person facing trouble concentrating or taming fleeting thoughts should make it a point to practice this technique at least thrice a day for a good number of weeks to enjoy its full benefits.
- Anxiety is a commonly occurring mental ailment. When anxiety becomes too much to handle, the person suffering can have a mental breakdown because the mind is unable to cope with the excess amount of stress. Acupressure in this regard helps to tackle anxiety by balancing the kidney and the heart. Here pressure is applied on the points near the kidney, heart, ear and spleen.
- It has been seen that people go through depression at least once in life. The reasons for depression lie entangled with anxiety. So by adopting the techniques of acupressure mentioned above you will not only successfully treat anxiety but the underlying cause of it as well, which is depression.
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