Acupressure has brought relief to many people
suffering from various diseases, hence it is
considered to be an alternative for oral drugs. Besides being
inexpensive, it is practical,
safe, effective and free from side
effects. This technique is also
devoid of any
tools and drugs. The effectiveness of Acupressure needs to be discussed with the patient
before beginning treatment. Points
regarding the do's and don'ts related to the effective use of Acupressure is
The place where the therapy is given should be
clean, quiet, warm and properly ventilated.
should be used while giving
acupressure on back, chest, abdomen, stomach,
applied on the chest, abdomen and stomach the
patient should be asked to lie down on his back, with
arms on sides and pillow under his head. In all
different positions the patient should be asked
to keep his eyes closed and mouth slightly
open to have greater relaxation. Pressure
may vary depending on individuals.
The patient can sit either on
the floor, stool or
chair when the points on his body parts are
being worked excluding back, chest and abdomen.
pressing, force should be applied depending on
the effective pain relief felt by the
case of pain situated only on one side of the
body it is advisable to have two points of a
pair to be pressed alternately or simultaneously.
The pressure should
not be applied during inhaling.
practitioner must have
trimmed to prevent any injury to the
patient. Similarly the body of the patient must
be clean and must be of uniform
rigid body works as a barrier and
prevents healing hence the patient
should be in a comfortable & relaxed mode.
Sometimes a thumbnail or a non-conductor object may be used
to push hard, in order to affect the
underlying nerve avoiding the surface of skin
which are prone to scars or infections.
treatment should be discontinued if no
positive result is obtained.