Definition of Acupressure
Acupressure: 1. Any treatment that allegedly involves the surface stimulation of acupoints digitally, manually, or with tools held in the hand. Practitioners may be called “acupressurists.” “G-jo” is Chinese for “first aid.” 2. An ancient Asian art involving applied pressure to certain pressure points along the body to open energy flows, release tension, and promote balance.
This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We’ve “spotlighted” just a few medical studies on acupressure to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.
The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases – and the search engine TRIP – for clinical studies about acupressure‘s impact on numerous health issues.
Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for acupressure. Where they’re being conducted around the world – which health conditions are being studied – and how to get involved.