Acupressure is derived from acupuncture in such that its principles and procedures are parallel. However, acupressure differs from acupuncture where instead of needles as the tool to penetrate the dermus as in acupuncture, acupressure uses either hands, elbows, or more blunt devices and tools to alleviate pain through manipulating specific points on the body.
Acupressure, like acupuncture, is based on the concept of a flowing life energy through "meridians" throughout your body, similar to your cardiovascular system, nervous system, lymphatic system, etc. Acupressure is the practice of providing physical pressure to these trigger points, or "Acupoints", with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the cause for pain and discomfort.
Just because your pain is in a certain area, does not mean the acupoint for its relief is there as well. Traditional Chinese Medicine theorizes that acupoints and their effective meridians are merely parts of a large and intricate system, not individual pieces. Therefore, the acupoints to which Dr. Richard Ezgur, DC will apply acupressure to relieve pain may not always in the area where the pain is experienced.
Acupressure performed at Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center includes applying gentle massage and skilled pressure to release blockages. Dr. Richard Ezgur and the other doctors will use slow movements and stretches to loosen pockets of tension. This allows the patients of Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center to return to a healthier state and eliminate stress.
Once the meridian(s) is(are) released, the benefits can extend as far as full system restoration. Other benefits of Acupressure performed by Dr. Richard Ezgur and the other doctors include a significant reduction of pain levels and a more balanced state of mind.