All of the ancient healing systems work with the energy flows that move throughout the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body’s healing energy is called Qi or Chi. In Japan, the life force is termed Ki, and channeling the healing energy is called Reiki. Yoga practices refer to the body’s life-force as prana or pranic energy.
These terms all relate to the same universal healing energy, which exists in our bodies and our environment and links us to all forms of life. People, plants, and animals – anything that’s alive – all have the life-force flowing in them.
The Acupressure Points are special specific spots on your body that have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the skin, and thus conduct and channel healing energy most effectively. This is why the most potent healing energy work uses Acupressure Points.
The Meridians are the body’s healing energy pathways, and the Acupressure Points lie along them. Acupuncture and Acupressure charts show where these lines flow across all parts of the body.
The Acupressure Points are where the vital healing energy can get blocked on the Meridians, and where you can most effectively release the resulting tension, numbness, or pain. As healing energy moves through the Meridians, it governs blood circulation and harmonizes all functions of the body.
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, these healing Acupressure Points are considered to be gates of the healing energy or life-force, called the Qi or Chi. Acupressure Points and Acupuncture Points have exactly the same locations, uses, and benefits.
There are over 360 traditional Acupressure Points, and most of these are found on both sides of the body, totaling over 700 Points in all. Our bodies are alive with vibrant energy. We can balance and enhance this healing energy with Acupressure.