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Acupressure is a safe and mild alternative therapy that helps treat various ailments. This therapy does not use any invasive methods. Instead, a trained practitioner applies pressure to specific body points with their thumbs, fingers and even the elbow.

Healer Siddique Shaikh, a well-known acupuncturist in Mumbai Central, is also an expert in acupressure treatment. He has treated more than 10000 patients using various alternative healing therapiessuch as chiropractic therapy, hijama cupping therapy, moxibustion, spine and bone alignment, acupuncture, and acupressure treatment in Mumbai.

You can visit the Health Care Center, one of the best acupressure centerin Mumbai, for world-class and effective acupressure treatment.

First, let’s understand the theory behind acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient technique of massage utilized in traditional Chinese medicine as one of the therapy modalities. The purpose of acupressure is to promote qi (life energy) flow through the body's 14 meridians.

These are the same energy meridians and acupoints that acupuncture targets. According to Chinese medicine theory, a person's health depends on a steady flow of qi through these channels. When this energy flow is disrupted, the body is unable to maintain the balance required to sustain high energy levels and deal with health problems.

Pressing the acupuncture points to aid the free passage of energy in the meridian is referred to as acupressure. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture.However, instead of needles, Healer Siddique Shaikh, a competent acupuncturist in Mumbai Central,works the point with his fingertips. When the right acupuncture point is pressed duringtreatment, a person will feel mild pain.

What happens during an acupressure session?

At Health Care Center, acupressure treatment is performed by Siddique Shaikh, a renowned acupressure doctor in Mumbai,with the patient seated or lying down on a massage table.

The treatment is primarily performed by applying gentle but firm pressure to a point with the thumb, finger, knuckle, or elbow. Sometimes, it may also involve acupressure massage or stretching. Generally, the session lasts for around an hour, and you will need multiple sessions for positive results.

Thistreatment aims to restore balance and well-being to the body’s meridians and regulate the negative and positive energy forces.

In what ways does acupressure work?

Acupressure releases qi by applying pressure to particular spots on the body. As there are approximately 650 individual pressure points and 365 points on the major meridians, pressure application demands precision. Each meridian has a network of connections, similar to the circulatory system's network of vessels.

Siddique Shaikh, a renowned acupressure doctor in Mumbai, uses many methods to regulate qi in the meridians.Tonify, calm, and disperse are some of these approaches. For example, he will tonify a weak qi, calm the overactive qi, and disperse the blocked qi.

The applied pressure is mostly held for several seconds to minutes. After that, the practitioner may apply circular pressure, push the acupoint in and out, or combine these techniques.Acupressure should not be painful, even if the sites manipulated are sensitive.

 

What conditions can benefit from acupressure?

Acupressure can help manage symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy or surgery

  • Motion sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Insomnia

  • Stress management

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain and tension

  • Reduces stress, relieves pain, and improves energy in cancer patients

What precautions do you need to take with acupressure?

Acupressure is generally considered to be highly safe. However, if you have cancer, arthritis, heart disease, or any chronic condition, talk to your doctor before undergoing acupressure. Further, make sure your acupressure practitioner is licensed and certified.

However, you must avoid acupressure if you have the following conditions:

  • Varicose veins

  • Spinal injury

  • Bone disease

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Cancer

  • Bleeding disorder

Frequently asked questions

What are the side effects of acupressure?


Some people may experience discomfort or bruising at acupressure points after an acupressure treatment. You may also feel lightheaded for a short time.




Can acupressure help in weight loss?


Acupressure helps lower stress, improve digestion, and increase metabolism, all of which help with weight loss.




Can you do acupressure for more than one treatment in a day?


Two acupressure treatments can be done parallel, but more than that is not recommended.