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What happens during accupressure?

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During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table. The practitioner use their fingers, palms, elbows, feet, or special devices to gently press on specific points on your body. This is supposed to restore flow and balance to the life energy flowing through you.

A session typically lasts about one hour. You may need several sessions for the best results.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Acupressure, Shiatsu, and Other Asian Bodywork."

American Pain Foundation: "Treatment Options: A Guide for People Living with Pain."

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Acupressure

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Cancer

NIH NCCAM: "Energy Medicine: An Overview."

Natural Standard: ''Acupressure, shiatsu, tuina,'' 2013.

 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Acupressure, Shiatsu, and Other Asian Bodywork."

American Pain Foundation: "Treatment Options: A Guide for People Living with Pain."

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Acupressure

Memorial Sloan Kettering: Cancer

NIH NCCAM: "Energy Medicine: An Overview."

Natural Standard: ''Acupressure, shiatsu, tuina,'' 2013.

 

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 16, 2019

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