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The Numerous Benefits of Acupressure for Women’s Health

The traditional Chinese healing technique of Acupressure is essentially similar to acupuncture except that instead of needles, the acupressure therapist applies manual pressure to pre-determined pressure points in the body. Acupressure is often mistaken for massage, which by comparison is a bit simplistic.

More and more scientific studies and data are proving the effectiveness of acupressure in terms of its benefits to health. These research and data affirm and explain the efficacy of this natural healing technique.

Acupressure is especially fitting for women, so much in its inherent nature (for women, the emotional/psychological/physical, as well mind and body spheres are deeply intertwined), than in its mode of treatment (administered without the need to undress, and as a non-invasive and soft approach). This practice is a customized answer to fit a woman’s specific needs.

Overall Health

Acupressure can help relieve ailments that women commonly suffer from: anemia, eating disorders, vaginal and bladder infections, pelvic inflammation, mastitis, endometriosis, hyperthyroidism, cystitis, ovarian cysts, infertility, menstrual cycle issues, mood swings, cramps, and PMS. It can be a helpful complementary therapy to regulate the female genito-urinary system, and can be a powerful tool to balance emotions.

1. Emotional release

For biological and other sundry reasons, women tend to have a close contact with their emotions, and they need to process and manage them on a daily basis. Acupressure can be an efficient way to help women reestablish balance in their emotional life more so if their daily life is wracked with emotional turmoil.

2. Harassment and Violence

Verbal violence (emotional abuse and blackmail, humiliation, or harassment) as well as physical violence (sexual abuse, assault, or battery) tend to leave deep scars in a woman’s psyche and body. Along with psychotherapy and other verbal therapies, Acupressure, especially when practiced in a context of warmth, compassion, and trust, can prove to be a valuable tool in the long and difficult process of healing.

3. Suffering, depression, and low spirits

Statistics gleaned from different parts of the world reveal that there are twice as many women as there are men who suffer from depression. Moreover, women tend to succumb more to atypical forms of depression like compulsive buying, hypersomnia, and bulimia more than men. While it has been scientifically established that depression may be triggered by hormones (winter blues, post partum, menopause, etc.), experts agree that hormones alone do not explain everything. They believe that both men women are equally prone to depression; the difference is that women express it more than men. While it may be true that women generally express themselves and consult with therapists more than men, one has to admit that they also are often burdened with huge responsibilities and heavy pressure. Stress can impact the “hormones of happiness,” (endorphins, serotonin, noradrenalin, and melatonin) that control a person’s well-being and mood. Acupressure can help activate these hormones enabling a person to relax and be relieved of stress.

4. Menopause

The tangible aspects of the hormonal storm that rampages within the body of a woman can manifest in the form of menopausal symptoms. Since acupressure is known to bring in balance within the body, it can help quell the storm and support the mind, spirit and body of a woman during this important milestone of her life.

5. Prenatal

Acupressure alleviates the physical symptoms related to pregnancy including high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, headaches, sciatica, hip pain, back pain, neck pain, muscle cramping, water retention and edema, and bloating. It can help strengthen the bond between mother and child, and balance feelings and mood, release tension and stress, and help relax the mother-to-be.

6. Maternity

Acupressure can help the expectant mother deal with the specific ailments, risks, and changes that come with pregnancy, from conception to delivery, and even during the post-partum phase of her pregnancy.

7. Delivery

Acupressure helps induce labor even in a late delivery. It can help ameliorate pain during delivery and facilitate the expulsion process.

8. Postnatal

Acupressure is able to reinforce the body’s natural ability to heal after an abdominal or vaginal delivery. After birth of their child, a lot of women tend to develop issues like genital disorders, lactation difficulties, postnatal depression, fatigue and stress, and tension in their shoulders and neck. Post delivery acupressure therapy can help reduce those symptoms in a safe and natural way.

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