The Art of Acupressure
While some conventional medical practitioners may not believe that such meridians exist in the human body, but many people believe that it is the ultimate way to restore wellness and balance in the body. It is definitely worth a try, and is a great to way
Chinese have used acupressure for over a thousand years. It has worked wonders in promoting relaxation and wellness, and treating disease. Acupressure is based on the ancient concept of life energy that flows through the meridians in the human body. The practicing therapists apply physical pressure at certain points in the meridians to clear out the blockages. The word acupressure comes from the Latin words acus, which means needle, and pressure, but in acupressure needles aren't used.
Our body – the practitioners believe ‑‑ consists of twelve major meridians that connect organs in the body, resulting in a system of communication network throughout the body. These meridians begin at the fingertips and connect to the brain, and then to an organ associated with that particular meridian. When any one particular meridian is blocked or dislocated, one might feel some kind of physical uneasiness. Acupressure is said to heal such physical uneasiness.
Shiatsu Acupressure Nepal at Imadol has been using this therapeutic practice to alleviate pain for over two decades. Therapist Basnet from Shiatsu Acupressure Nepal gives us some insight into the age-old healing technique.
He explains, “Acupressure is not a method to cure for diseases caused by pathogens. There might be certain regions of the body where one might feel a lot of physical pain. This could be because the nerves in this part of the body may not be properly aligned or have been displaced from their original position. In acupressure, we need to apply pressure to either that particular area or to certain points in the body that are linked to the region of pain. By continuously pressing these points in the body, we make sure that the dislocated nerves are brought back to their original position.”
The therapists involved in acupressure first identify the problem by gently pressing the different regions of the body to find the dislocated nerve. Only then do they gently press the different pressure points in the body. Therapist Basnet further adds, “The physical discomfort that cannot be touched by medicine is healed by acupressure. But of course, these physical discomforts are not something that can be cured immediately; it takes time, and the patient must be regular. Regular customers generally come about thrice a week for a one to one-and-a-half hour session a day.”
While some conventional medical practitioners may not believe that such meridians exist in the human body, but many people believe that it is the ultimate way to restore wellness and balance in the body. It is definitely worth a try, and is a great to way to de-stress.