What is Acupressure?
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, acupressure involves the application of manual pressure, usually done with the fingertips to specific points on the body.
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, the body has vital energy called "chi" or "qi" that flows along invisible lines of energy flow called meridians. There are considered to be at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of our body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians. If the flow of qi or energy is blocked at any point on a meridian, it's thought to be the cause of ailments and lead to disease anywhere along those lines. That's why an acupressure practitioner may apply pressure to an acupressure point in the foot to relieve a headache.
There is no scientific consensus on how acupressure might work. Some say that the pressure given may promote the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body, called endorphins. Another theory is that the pressure may influence the autonomic nervous system.
Why Do People Try Acupressure?
Most people opt for acupressure for a specific ailment. Some of the more common ailments are:
• nausea and vomiting during pregnancy or morning sickness;
• motion sickness;
• nausea after surgery;
• nausea due to chemotherapy;
• cancer-related fatigue;
• menstrual cramps;
• muscle tension and pain;
Some of the advantages of acupressure to P6 on wrist for nausea are that it can be self-administered and it is believed to safe for pregnant women and those with cancer or other illnesses.
How is acupressure done?
Acupressure is often done by an acupressure specialist. The person receiving the acupressure generally lies on the massage table.
Acupressure is capable of being self administered. However Mark Andrews Womens Jersey
, it is best considered to consult an acupressure specialist for proper instructions. Acupressure is done by using the finger, thumb or knuckles to apply a gentle but firm pressure on the acupressure points.
Technique of doing acupressure
The pressure is often increased for about 30 seconds, held steadily for 30 seconds to two minutes and then gradually decreased for 30 seconds. It's often repeated three to five times until there is a significant decline in the pain or ailment.
Precautions to be taken
Acupressure should never be done in a painful manner. If you experience any pain, discontinue the session.
Pressure should be put gently over fragile or sensitive areas, such as the face.
People with osteoporosis Hayden Hurst Womens Jersey
, recent fracture or injury, easy bruising, bleeding disorders, circulatory problems due to diabetes, and those using anticoagulant medications such as Coumadin that "thin" the blood should avoid acupressure unless under the supervision of a qualified acupressure therapist.
Pregnant women should consult their doctor before opting for acupressure. Acupressure shouldn't be done on the abdominal area or to certain points on the leg if pregnant.Acupressure shouldn't be done over open wounds Justin Tucker Womens Jersey
, bruises, or any area that is bruised or swollen.There are many acupressure specialist and acupressure therapist in Delhi you can contact for treating pain and ailments.
WASHINGTON, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday raised its forecast for global economic growth in 2017, while China's robust economic growth is one of the main factors that supported the improved outlook.
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In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF forecast the global economy will grow by 3.5 percent in 2017, an acceleration from the 3.1 percent growth last year and an upgrade of 0.1 percentage point from its January projection. It kept the 2018 forecast for global economic growth unchanged at 3.6 percent.
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It also described financial markets as "buoyant" amid expectations of further stimulus in China, along with fiscal expansion in the United States.
"The global economy seems to be gaining momentum -- we could be at a turning point," Obstfeld said.
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