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What is acupressure?


“Acupressure [from Latin acus “needle” (see acuity) + pressure (n.)] is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.”

At we really like this definition from Wikipedia. It is short, crystal clear and to the point (pun intended ;-). Some of you might want to learn more about Even if it is not the primary focus of this website, but we like to spread the word. One can not learn enough about this subject. First of all, it’s really helpful in order to be able to use acupressure on oneself, to be knowledgeable about it. Second – and we had some questions from our customers about this – il can prove useful to be able to explain to a sceptic (a spouse, a friend, a co-worker) what this is all about and how these strange devices we sell on can help in any way.

With this in mind, we would like to share with you some valuable resources we’ve found on the internet about the subject. We’ve ordered them by the time it’ll take you to read them :

  • 5 minutes reading : Wikipedia article on acupressure for a quick definition.
  • 10 minutes reading : more detailed definition from the Medical dictionary of The Free dictionary.
  • 15 minutes reading (or more) : very detailed article from WikiHow, with lots of pictures and explanations on how to use acupressure.

That’s it for now. Enjoy your reading and don’t forget to get back in touch with yourself!