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Do you have any aches or pains and you don’t know how to get rid of them? Stop living in pain because it’s time to start living pain-free again. Hand Pressure Points and Acupuncture are great ways to get your body feeling better! Have you ever heard of acupressure? By using pressure points you’re actually doing a form of acupuncture! 

How it works

It’s crazy! You can connect with almost any pain in your body by applying some pressure to a certain point on your palm. Yup, that’s right! We can improve our bodies just by using our hand! This illustration shows where the different pressure points are on your palm. If you would like to download the hand picture to keep for yourself, sign up for my newsletter

Follow the steps below to connect with your pressure points:

  1. Using the picture, locate the point on your hand where you feel pain or have a disconnection with. 
  2. Using your thumb put pressure on it.
  3. Hold it for 5 seconds.
  4. Release your thumb and wait for 3 seconds.
  5. Press the point again.
  6. Repeat this a few times slowly in a row.
  7. Do it at least once a day.

If you notice you’re not connecting properly with that part of your body, increase the pressure and if it starts to feel sore, decrease pressure.

Acupuncture? You mean needles!?!

When you think of acupressure and acupuncture, you’re probably thinking needles. Yes, the ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture uses needles. Of course, acupuncture needles are special and unlike most needles, are nothing to be afraid of. But, you can actually help your body heal without any needles. Acupressure uses finger pressure instead of needles to apply pressure on specific points of the body. The pressure helps blood flow and releases muscular tension. You can finally say goodbye to all these aches and pains or overall disconnection with your body. It’s time to start living your life to the fullest-no needles necessary! 

How can Acupressure help?

There are so many different ways acupressure can help your body but here is a list of just a few:

  • Relieve tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Arthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Toothache
  • Dizziness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Motion sickness
  • Anxiety

Don’t forget the best part of both Acupuncture and Acupressure is that it has no side effects! That’s right, no negative side effects, and it helps you in so many different ways!

How does acupressure work?

You can do acupressure any time, anywhere, but to get the best results only an acupuncturist should help you. You can have it done while your sitting, standing or lying down- there are so many options! To do Acupressure, an acupuncturist will apply pressure by using their fingers, palms, elbows or feet. Sometimes people use special devices to apply pressure on the body. Here at artkarama, we offer many different sessions!  This way we can have a customized session that best suits you and your needs. We have 15, 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions, and you may need several sessions to get the best results. During the session, Milena Nikolic will gently apply pressure on different parts of your body. The places that she will apply pressure will depend on what your goals are. Of course, you can put pressure on your own points, but you may not see the best results. Here at artkarma acupuncture, we’re the acupressure experts! 

Let’s explain Common Acupressure Points

There are many different acupressure points in your body but here are a few more common ones, what they’re names and the description:

Pool at the Crook 

This can relieve pain in the arm, elbow, or shoulder and can help regulate the digestive tract.

Adjoining Valley

This can relieve headaches, relaxes tense muscles, and improves healthy bowel function.

Sea of Blood

This can help cleanse the blood and nourish the skin.

Three Mile Foot

This helps with inflammation of the small intestine, nausea, gas, swelling, and nourishes the body with energy.

Bigger Rushing

Putting pressure on your feet is the most powerful stress-relieving point on the body.

The Heavenly Pillar

This reduces pressure on the head and neck by helps to loosen the neck and improves blood flow to the brain. It’s also can be used to cure a sore throat.

The Sun Point

This massage of your temples can help with memory, concentration, headaches, dizziness, and stress.

Coverages for Acupressure?

Guess what? Most insurance plans actually offer coverages for any type of acupuncture! You should contact your insurance company to see if your insurance plan covers acupressure. If you do have coverage, ask if there are any limits to the number of treatments you can have. If you have had a workplace injury or were involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may also be covered. There are many different options to get coverage! 

What not to do?

If you are doing acupressure at home instead of going to a session, you need to be careful because you don’t have the same education as an acupuncturist has. You deserve the safest and best treatment!

  • Avoid applying pressure to any tumours, wounds or cuts you may have.
  • Never apply pressure to a single point for longer than 3 minutes straight
  • Be gentle when applying pressure.
  • Always breathe deeply, smoothly, and slowly when applying pressure.
  • Never apply pressure to your throat.

So why should you choose acupressure?

The question shouldn’t be why to choose acupressure, it should be…… why not choose acupressure? Because let’s face the facts, there’s no reason!

 Here is a list of why you should choose acupressure;

  • Most insurance plans offer coverage for all acupuncture treatment methods
  • No needles
  • No side effects
  • Improve your body in so many different ways
  • Quick appointments which focus on your well-being

Are you ready to get your body feeling better? Do you want to feel more connected with yourself? Book an appointment at artkarma acupuncture today! Vist to book with us or just send us a message if you would like to chat more about acupressure!  

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