WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

Acupressure therapy and acupuncture therapy are oriental therapies that use specific points on the skin which are similar. Except for the fact that in acupuncture therapy the influential points are punctured by needles, wherein in acupressure the same points are pressed by fingertips or other suitable appliances.

* What is the difference between acupuncture therapy and acupressure therapy?

An acupoint can be stimulated with different methods. Acupuncture and acupressure are both methods used to stimulate acupoints. In comparison, acupuncture uses a hair-thin needle to stimulate acupoints wherein acupressure uses a firm pressure to massage the acupoints.

* EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY OR ACUPRESSURE THERAPY:

1 -Analgesic Effect:

When specific acupressure points are pressed new impulses are generated therefore these impulses preferentially occupy and control the gates not allowing are generated hence, pain is not felt.

2-Sedative Effect:

Specific acupoints when stimulated produce sedation which results in bringing peace to the Experimental person. Acupressure for the treatment of anxiety states, insomnia, Epilepsy, addiction, and Behavior Problems.

3-Effects on Nervous System:

Has a calming and tranquilizing effect.

4-Homeostatic effect:

Maintenance of internal body balance. Homeostasis means adjustment of the internal environment of the body towards normality. The respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolic rate, electrolyte balance, etc. are normalized.

5-Motor Recovery:

Help in movement. Useful in paralytic condition acupressure treatment hastens the recovery of paralyzed muscles. Even old cases of polio and paralysis improve following Acu-treatment.

6-Effects on Respiratory System:

Improves respiration Useful in an acute asthma attack.

7-Immunity Improving Effect:

The immunity of the body is enhanced, Thus the body’s resistance against diseases is increased.

8-Effects on Blood Vessels and Blood:

Produces expansion of blood capillaries Thus Bp if high comes down. It should be noted that acupressure does not lower the blood pressure Beyond the normal values.

9-Effects on the digestive System:

Improves digestive powers Useful — diarrhea, appendicitis, and abdominal colic (pain).

10-Effects on Respiratory System:

Improves respiration Useful in an acute asthma attack. This is used by athletes as well.