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What to know about Acupressure

Acupressure and acupuncture, used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine, have both gained recognition across the Pacific in the past few decades. Both acupressure and acupuncture offer tremendous health benefits, and fall under the category of alternative medicine. By targeting specific pressure points in the body and bringing the meridian system into balance these techniques manage a variety of ailments, diseases, and health problems. Even simple health problems such as headaches, migraines, muscle aches, and fatigue can be addressed with both techniques. Many people suffer from excessive tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back – acupressure techniques can be used to release this tension after just a few sessions.


Reflexology

Alternative healing therapy has become a hot topic in today’s society. From massage therapy to acupuncture, alternative medicine has become an option to accompany the benefits of mainstream treatment. Reflexology is one such option that’s gained in popularity as its healing benefits have been recognized and accepted in the medical community.


Making the Most of a Swedish Massage

Swedish massage, a technique invented by Per Henrik Ling, has become the most common type of massage in America. Ling was a Swedish fencing instructor in the 1830s and originally practiced the techniques on his own muscles. With his technique, using hands, forearms or elbows, the therapist manipulates the surface muscle layers. This technique is also known as deep tissue massage.


Bowen Therapy

Living with acute pain caused by an injury or a chronic medical condition can be a frustrating experience. However, Bowen Therapy may be able to provide the relief you need without the troublesome side effects associated with prescription painkillers.


The Horstmann Technique

Many individuals have limited joint and muscle flexibility, which contributes to pain and can significantly impact their daily lives. Generally, these individuals have tried a variety of the traditional therapeutic options with little to no success.. In the end, many people turn to alternative therapies, like the Horstmann Technique, in an attempt to relieve the pain.