Acupressure uses certain points on the body to induce healing. These points can be on the hands, feet and ears.


The idea of acupressure stems from the natural need to touch or rub and injury. The Chinese found different pressure points linked to different organs in the body.


Heal headaches by pressing the fleshy part between your thumb and index finger.


Combat nausea by pressing the thumb into the hollow area 2 inches below the wrist.


Relieve cramps and bloating in the stomach by pressing on the tendon at the back of the leg about 2 inches above the ankle.


When pressing acupressure points, hold for no more than four minutes and use a small circular motion for best effect.