J alter Complement Meg. 2006 12.5: 489-495. © Copyright 2014 Michael Reed Bach, Ph.D. Use both your thumb and forefinger to press this point. Acupressure most commonly uses the fingers to massage, rub, and stimulate the pressure points. Apply steady, firm pressure as you pinch. To do this, use a blunt object. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians. After holding the pressure point for the desired amount of time, slowly release the point. If that is impossible, then practice at least 2-3 times a week. 10 Applying Acupressure Correctly Use the right amount of force. Repeat the massage as often as you like; there is no limit to the number of times a day. “Demystifying acupuncture”. Jan. 7, 2015. Decision Support System. There are literally hundreds of acupressure points on the body. Many of them you can massage yourself.
These energy blockages occur at the acupressure points. Meridian massage therapy moves this life energy through the meridians to improve flow and balance. According to Quackwatch acupressure is a dubious practice, and its practitioners use irrational methods. 3 Acupoints used in treatment may or may not be in the same area of the body as the targeted symptom. After years of pulling and stretching the skin, the connective tissue is weakened, loosening the skin. Thinner needles may be flexible and require tubes for insertion. Some people may see results immediately, some may need several treatments.