Sunday, July 02, 2006

Acupressure - A Headache Healer

Acupressure - A Headache Healer

There must have a time when you had a headache and your friend pressed a spot on your hand which somehow made this headache go away. So did that work? What your friend was using is a very old (about 5,000 years) and widely practiced form of body work called acupressure. Like acupuncture, this practice has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine.

Although acupuncture is better known around the world, most sources suggest that acupressure actually predates acupuncture by around 2,500 years. On what principal does acupressure work? Acupressure is based on the concept of a person's energy, or life force.

This belief system theorizes that a life force, better known as chi or qi (pronounced chee) travels through the body along paths called meridians. According to this theory, any...

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