According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), invisible channels of energy (Qi) called meridians flow within the body. At least fourteen meridians are thought to connect the organs with other parts of the body. Acupressure/acupuncture points lie along those meridians. If Qi is blocked at any point on a meridian, it is believed to cause ill health along that channel or in the pertaining organ.

A practitioner applies pressure to specific acupressure points to restore healthy energy flow and balance. The points they choose depends on your symptoms.

Acupressure is a useful self-care treatment. An acupuncturist can instruct and guide clients so they can continue treating themselves at home. Treatments can be supported and enhanced with the use of Gua sha tools.

Acupressure is commonly used to treat conditions associated with: