Acupressure is a safe and gentle alternative therapy used to relieve symptoms from many common disorders. This therapy does not involve the use of any invasive techniques.
A skilled practitioner simply uses their thumbs and fingers (sometimes the elbow) to exert pressure to specific body points.
The pressure administered is often held for several seconds to minutes. Pressure may be applied in circular movements, pushing the acupoint in and out, or a combination. Although the points manipulated may be sensitive, acupressure should not be painful. Depending upon the condition, treatment may be given every other day or a few times daily.