Your Health is Your Wealth

Montreal Times - - News - By Jes­sica Ro­mano mtl­

Many peo­ple are un­aware of the tremen­dous ben­e­fits of acu­pres­sure. It's an ef­fec­tive non in­va­sive tech­nique that uses pres­sure on tra­di­tional acupunc­ture points with fin­gers in­stead of nee­dles. In re­cent ev­i­dence based re­search acu­pres­sure has been shown to be calm­ing, re­lieves pain and in­duces re­lax­ation.

It's an an­cient Chi­nese method that in­volves ap­ply­ing pres­sure to merid­ian points on the body to re­lieve pain. The hu­man body has 365 pres­sure points and 12 main merid­i­ans that carry en­ergy through the body. Th­ese merid­i­ans con­nect to the brain and the or­gans as­so­ciate with the spe­cific merid­ian.

Acupunc­ture and acu­pres­sure use the same point, acupunc­ture uses nee­dles but acu­pres­sure at the hands of a trained ther­a­pist uses gen­tle but firm pres­sure . Acu­pres­sure deals with all as­pects of a per­son as whole and not as sep­a­rate parts. It re­laxes mus­cu­lar ten­sion and bal­ances the vi­tal life forces of the body.

Fol­low­ing is a list of com­mon ben­e­fits that many peo­ple re­port af­ter hav­ing an acu­pres­sure ses­sion.

• Re­lief of stress and ten­sion

• Re­lax­ation of mind and body

• In­creased blood cir­cu­la­tion

• Helps the body in the re­moval toxic waste • Pro­vides re­lief from head, neck and shoul­der aches

• Pro­motes the heal­ing of in­juries

• In­creases en­ergy lev­els

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