Acupressure is closely related to acupuncture. While acupuncture is about inserting very thin needles into the skin, acupuncture consists in pressing with the tip of the fingers on the same points used in acupuncture. In both cases, there are precise places on the energetic meridians of the human body. The Chinese and Japanese are convinced – according to their traditional medicine – that the body is crossed by some energy networks permanently connected to the cosmic energy, which constantly feeds them, as a real fuel.
When one of these channels of “irrigation” that we find in a network of circulating networks, called meridians, are blocked, disease occurs. So, in order to remove the blockage and the disease, we press with the tips of the fingers on some precise points and the unblocking is immediately produced. Unpleasant symptoms are eliminated and the mental and physical balance is restored.
Being typical self-medication, acupressure does not require helpful tools, it can be learned easily and practiced anywhere, simply, quickly, without side effects. Therefore, in China and Japan, it holds an important place in the healthcare provided to the population, helping in the process of giving up the poisoning, often unnecessary medication.