Acupressure and IBS – Acupressure has been a long-standing treatment used to help with pain and many other symptoms. The hidden issues of muscle spasm can range from headaches, stomach gurgles, stomach upset, stomach pain, gut distention, nervousness, and feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is highly recommended that you seek a certified acupressurist to identify which parts of your body needs to be worked on and determine the symptom reliefs that can be brought about through the application of pressure directly to your pressure points. Acupressure and IBS goes hand-in-hand to relieve the many IBS symptoms. This treatment involves pressing hard on your pressure points with the hands and sometimes the elbows and palms of the acupressurist is involved in order to provide a successful treatment procedure during the process of acupressure.
Expect that during your appointment with an acupressurist to seek aid with Acupressure and IBS, you may feel like your body is being worked on vigorously and you may feel extreme pain when pressure is being applied to your pressure points and muscles. However, expect that after the treatment, you will feel immediate relief from many of the symptoms that were described above. You muscles will immediately relax after the treatment, and you will remain relaxed for a number of days up to a few weeks, dependent on each individual.
During the treatment, you will indeed feel pressure pain from the pressure applied by the pratitioner, however know that as soon as the treatment is over, you will feel like the world is no longer on your shoulders, you will feel calm, free, and light on your feet. It is also best to seek weekly treatment at the beginning of your journey with an acupuncturist for acupressure and IBS, as your body slowly adapts to a more relaxed state. After about a month of treatment, dependent on the acupuressurist’s recommendation, you may start to reduce your frequency of treatment down to biweekly or monthly in some cases.
The results of acupressure for many of the symptoms that are you experiencing, are relieved permanently. You will not experience some of the symptoms any longer because your muscles have learned to stop pushing due to years and years of gradual muscle tension build up within the abdomen. If your acupressurist request directions on where to work on your body, you can request that your entire back (lower, mid, upper) as well as your entire front body (minus the chest area for females), including the arms and hands, with much focus on the abdomen area.
During the treatment, you will also be going through detoxification as your lymph nodes empty the built up toxins. The extreme pressure applied to your pressure points for about 5-10 seconds each, helps to flush out the stagnation that may have occurred over the years. Be sure to drink lots of water after each and every treatment that you receive. Also ask your acupressurist as to what types of massages and acupressure you can do on your own at home, to help with the process of recovery through acupressure and IBS.
If you are wondering what are the differences between acupressure and acupuncture, the differences are many. Although both treatments focus on your pressure points, acupuncture focuses on resynchronizing your pulses so all of your organs run on a similar rhythm. Acupuncture also helps to stimulate your organs to help strengthen them over a number of treatments.
With acupressure and IBS, you are receiving dual benefits of not only helping to release endorphins and cortisol to alleviate pain immediately, but it also quickly sends messages to your brain to demand your muscles to relax. As a result, this provides the much needed tension relief that you require.
Furthermore, acupressure helps to clear out your lymph nodes and any channels that may have been blocked over the years. This allows your body to function effectively and helps to alleivate the workload of your liver as your lymph nodes are a critical assistant to your liver. If your lymph nodes are not working well, your liver will have to sustain a heavy workload similar to an Officer Manager losing his/her Administrative Assistant to perform the many administrative duties.
If you are unsure as to how you wil feel after an acupressure treatment, it is suggested that you seek at least one treatment from a well qualified and experienced acupressurist. If you do not notice much relief and feel years lighter, it would be quite a surprise, as almost everyone feels leaps & bounds better immediately after a treatment. If you are not experiencing this, you may want to seek a different acupressurist as the quality of the practitioner makes an enormous difference.
Statistics show that almost 80% of the general population can benefit from the treatment of acupressure, yet they are either unaware of this service, or have heard of it but never tried it. Those who have tried acupressure, have a 85% return rate to help them feeling great year after year. These satisfied customers actually often stop seeking massage therapy and only seek acupressure treatments month over month, even if symptoms are no longer present, as they feel great after the session.
The skin is the largest organ on the body to help detoxify the body. When you receive acupressure, you are helping your body’s process of detoxifying your body internally (lymph nodes) and externally (skin). Detoxifying through your skin is also the most natural and healthy way to perform this.
Note that there is a large difference between a massage and an acupressure treatment. Massage, even with deep tissue is often not focussed enough to pinpoint the acupressure points on the body and the time applied to the points are not executed. Likewise, massage therapist are not taught the meridian points of the body and are not certified acupressurist, unless they have taken additional education for acupressure. You definitely want to seek an acupressurist that is also a certified acupuncturist as then, you know for sure that they truly know the merdian points. They would know the pertinent acupressure points that needs to be focussed on, in order to gain the benefits of a true acupressure treatment.
Also make note that your acupressurist may not even need to know the connection between acupressure and IBS, the acupressure treatment should in itself, provide profound relief to much of the listed symptoms previously mentioned. Acupressure and IBS deserves far more attention than what is available in the media, which is close to none.
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