Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine therapy similar in principle with acupuncture. However, unlike acupuncture which uses the needles, acupressure leverages the application of manual pressure on the body’s acupoints, to activate the life energy that flows through the meridians.
This technique has been used since time immemorial to reduce pain and relax the body muscles. The remedy infuses or diffuses the Qi by correcting the imbalance of energy flowing through these specific pressure points.
In today’s world, contemporary alternative medicines have been applied in various tools and equipment to provide basic healthcare and therapeutic solutions. Just like the mat, the acupressure pillow is one of these tools and we shall be looking at the benefits of having an acupressure pillow at the convenience of your home.
- It relieves pain
According to science, there are at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of the body. The acupressure points are located along these meridians and this is where pressure is applied to facilitate the flow of energy. An acupressure pillow has tiny spikes which help promote the release of endorphins and ocytocins – the body’s own pain-relieving and happiness hormones. These hormones release the tension built up around the head and neck relieving you of migraines, neck pains and muscle tension.
2. Promoting stress and anxiety relief
The advantage of an acupressure pillow is that its effective in applying pressure on points of your body to promote stress relief and relaxation. Lying on this pillow stimulates the channels promoting the release of endorphins and oxytocin which are feel-good chemicals.
3. Promotes blood circulation
When you lie on an acupressure pillow, the pressure is applied on your head and neck stimulating blood circulation and energy flow throughout your body. This relieves tension, pain from migraines or headaches and insomnia. Because of its pressure points, it makes it perfect for people with blood circulation and nerve issues including people who have diabetes or stroke victims.
4. Lowers blood pressure
Although a short term solution, Acupressure is a recognised technique for lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension. Acupressure is integrated in the Taiwan healthcare and this therapeutic treatment is deemed effective in the managing of hypertension.
5. Promoting a sense of well being
Having an acupressure pillow gives you ample benefits of acupuncture thus boosting your well being. Whether it’s relieving your migraine, stress, anxiety, an aching neck or boosting your energy flow, an acupressure pillow will provide these benefits at home or at the office. Besides, it is less an investment than an acupuncture session or an acupressure massage.
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