Points That You Need To Know About Acupressure

Before performing the self-help therapy, there are some points that you need to know about acupressure:

  • Apply massage oil or talcum powder to lubricate and protect the skin. Trim your nails.
  • As a home remedy, every application should be gentle. If it feels uncomfortable, application should be light and soft. If it still doesn't feel good, stop.
  • Don't practice after strenuous exercise. Don't practice with a totally empty or full stomach. Don't practice if you are extremely weak or right after recovering from a severe disease. Acupressure does not treat severe heart disease, mental disorders, cancer, or acute infectious diseases.
  • It should not be used on open wounds or any skin problems such as dermatitis, burns, bruises, and scalds.
  • Do not massage a new injury that shows swelling, or if it is hot to touch.
  • Do not use acupressure on hip area where an artificial joint is fitted.
  • Massage can't be applied to the abdomen or the lower back of women with menses or who are pregnant.


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