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The Varying Techniques of Acupressure

Acupressure has a variety of techniques to choose from. It solely depends on individual requirements:

Acu-yoga: This is an effective method that can be practiced easily at home. It involves the use of various yoga postures in order to facilitate the pressing of several acupressure points, using one's entire body and not using just one's hand. The art of stretching, utilized here is extremely beneficial, especially for the back and other body parts that are beyond reach.

Barefoot shiatsu: Not literally meaning a technique that forces one to take off one's shoes; this is one method that is regarded as inhibiting more pressure, as it is practiced as a form of 'massage with the feet'.

Do-in: Beginners! Here is the good news. An effective and easy-to-follow work-out method, it includes stretches, exercises and other breathing techniques.

Jin Shin Jyutsu: This technique, unlike other self-help acupressure techniques, involves delicate touches, neither in the form of massage nor the cradling of the body. Its sole objective being the integration of the mind, the body and the soul by the intricately delicate and soothing feel applied on the 26 “safetysug energy locks” that aid in transmitting energy to the human body. It may be carried out in the form of just holding one's finger in various sittings, which may prove to be a healing touch.

Shiatsu: A Japanese technique, it involves the pressing of acupressure points in a rhythmic form, using shorter time spans of three to ten seconds. 'Shiatsu', literally meaning “finger pressure” usually requires the use of 'thumbs' as far as possible, that enable the inhibition of more force as compared to the fingers. It certainly is supposed to be more rigorous as compared to acupressure.

Zen Shiatsu: Commonly referred to as a form of acupressure that originated in Japan, it is a form of Buddhism. Zen is regarded as a schedule, not-so-easy to follow as it also involves long hours of meditation. The various professionals who follow this technique, are needed to exert heavier pressure using their entire body at times to make it more effective. This technique certainly cannot be followed at home and needs a professional guidance.

Several therapies mentioned above can easily be performed on one's own. However, to obtain the best results it is always advisable to undertake the benefits of the same, under a professional,qualified in the same discipline. The practitioner ought to have obtained the degree from a well deemed University that recognizes the same. In addition it is safer to have a second opinion of a friend or a relative who has undergone the same techniques.


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