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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