Dr. Stephen Jackson at the Cumberland Chiropractic Center offers exemplary chiropractic care, including acupressure, to Millville, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Jackson has been a chiropractor for over 28 years, and his skills and experience mean that you are in good hands when you visit our practice.
What Is Acupressure?
Most of us have heard of acupuncture, but what is acupressure? Acupressure is manual massage therapy. Your practitioner applies their fingers and hands to various pressure points called meridians or acupoints throughout the body to stimulate the flow and relieve blockages of the body’s Qi which is your life force or energy. The healthy flow of this life energy is believed to promote better health and offer several health benefits.
What Is the Difference Between Acupuncture and Acupressure?
Both acupressure and acupuncture are forms of ancient Chinese medicine that focus on harnessing Qi. However, the most fundamental difference between these two methods is that acupuncture uses thin, metallic needles inserted at appropriate points. In contrast, acupressure is a manual therapy that doesn’t use needles.
Both therapies may offer mild discomfort, usually outweighed by relatively quick results after treatment.
Benefits of Acupressure
Dr. Jackson at the Cumberland Chiropractic serving Millville, NJ, and the surrounding areas offers acupressure therapy because, under the right conditions and with experienced hands, this complementary therapy can be beneficial for several reasons, including:
Improves or eliminates muscular tension in the body and relieves muscle stress
Improves or relieves nausea and vomiting, especially after medical procedures
Improves blood flow to a targeted area, providing more oxygen at a cellular level and promoting cellular exchange
Hastens recovery of damaged bodily tissues due to trauma
Hastens recovery after an illness
May improve your sleep quality
Headache and migraine relief
May offer symptom relief for those receiving cancer treatments
Chiropractic and Acupressure
Acupressure massage therapy fits in well with chiropractic treatments because both approaches offer natural and holistic health care that is non-invasive. Additionally, chiropractic and acupressure focus on stimulating the body’s immune and repair systems rather than relying on external care like medications and surgery.
However, if medication and surgical intervention are still needed, chiropractic and acupressure therapies can relieve specific post-operative symptoms. Importantly, acupressure and chiropractic treatments are not offered at random. Patients will be rigorously assessed before a custom treatment plan for the underlying condition is suggested.
If you'd like to know more about acupressure, Dr. Jackson at the Cumberland Chiropractic Center can help. Offering over 28 years of experience means that the residents of Millville, NJ, and the surrounding areas are in competent hands. You can call us at 856-825-0452 today to book your appointment.