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Balancing Body and Mind: Understanding How Shiatsu Acupressure Works in Modern Times

May 26, 2023

Shiatsu acupressure, a traditional Japanese massage therapy, has been utilized for centuries as a natural and holistic approach to promoting healing, balance, and overall well-being. Today, as more individuals seek alternative and natural methods for relieving pain and stress, shiatsu acupressure is growing in popularity. By targeting specific points on the body, known as acupoints, shiatsu acupressure stimulates the flow of energy, or Qi, along the body’s meridians. This stimulation helps to restore balance, and harmony to the body, making shiatsu acupressure a safe and effective way to improve one’s physical and mental health.

There are over 365 acupoints on the body, and each point corresponds to a specific function or organ. For example, the acupoint located at the base of the skull is believed to relieve headaches and neck tension, while the acupoint located in the palm of the hand is believed to improve digestive function.

Shiatsu acupressure therapy involves the use of fingers, thumbs, palms, elbows, or even feet to apply pressure to these acupoints. The therapist applies pressure in a rhythmic and deliberate manner, often using their own body weight to apply deeper pressure. This pressure is generally maintained for a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the specific point being treated.

Shiatsu acupressure can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, headaches, digestive issues, insomnia, anxiety, and more. It is particularly effective for relieving tension and promoting relaxation, which can be especially beneficial for those dealing with stress.

One of the key benefits of shiatsu acupressure is that it is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy, making it a safe and effective option for those seeking natural ways to improve their health and well-being. It is also a versatile therapy, as it can be applied in different ways to suit individual needs and preferences.

In conclusion, shiatsu acupressure is a traditional Japanese massage therapy that continues to be an effective and popular alternative therapy in modern times. By applying pressure to specific acupoints on the body, shiatsu acupressure helps to restore balance and promote healing. With its non-invasive nature and wide range of applications, shiatsu acupressure is a natural and safe option for those seeking to improve their health and well-being.

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Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

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