Accupressure treatment is essentially the same treatment related to acupuncture. However, it is a non-invasive procedure without the use of needles and is accomplished by applying small amounts of pressure at specific points on the skin.
Originating in China more than 4,000 years ago and now used worldwide, acupuncture is an ancient method of treating medical problems by restoring balance. Based on the belief that pain states arise when the body's "chi" (or inner energy) is out of sync, acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin, flexible needles of varying sizes into certain points of the body to restore the balance of chi and treat pain states.
Acupuncture is one of the safest treatments in all of medicine. Most people find it to be painless and often don't even notice the needle insertion. Other patients report a deep "grabbing" sensation after the needle is inserted, which is called "de qi" or "grabbing of the chi." Some patients may benefit from treatment immediately. Usually, full therapeutic effects may be felt after five - six treatment sessions.