Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Help Ease Pain – Including Cancer Pain

One study shows that acupuncture can help ease pain in cancer patients. Pixabay.

Chinese Tradition Is To Thank For Acupuncture And Acupressure

Acupuncture started in China thousands of years ago. This procedure has allowed millions of people to feel less pain, help them relax, and fight of disease. Acupuncture is known as bodywork therapy with roots. They believe that by focusing on the specific points, the pressure is released as the body and muscles relax. The more stressed and tense people feel, which often happens when in pain, the worse your pain becomes.

Acupressure follows the same history in China, but it’s a newer form of bodywork therapy. With acupressure, the Chinese focus on releasing energy centers in the body where the chi flow is blocked. Once the chi is unblocked, then the patient feels less pain.