The term ‘acupressure’, comes from the Latin ‘acus’, which means ‘needle’, and the word ‘pressure’. It works using a similar technique and concept to acupuncture, but the tools used are different; whereas acupressure uses mainly firm pressure using fingers, acupuncture often uses very thin needles. For those with a phobia of needles, acupressure is a more welcome treatment! Acupressure has been around for thousands of years, originating from China, and has many health benefits when used appropriately.

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