Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chakras and Acupressure

Have you ever tried acupressure or acupuncture?  Thanks to for this blog about the Chakras and how acupressure can affect them.  Have you had a good/bad experience with acupressure or acupuncture?  We'd love to hear about it!  

What are Chakras?

According to Eastern Indian philosophy, chakras are energy centers located in each person's body. The teachings of chakras originate in yoga, an ancient system of holistic health. The term chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" or "turning." Of each of the seven chakras, each one has a specific energy or focus. Starting from your perineum is the root chakra, then the sacral, navel, heart, throat, forehead and crown. When one of the chakras is imbalanced, emotional or physical stress may occur.


Both chakras, or energy centers, and acupressure, a therapeutic pressure point practice, stem from Eastern holistic medicine traditions. While the philosophy of the chakra system originates in India and acupressure in Asia, both have the ability to complement each other. Since both methods are considered alternative medicine, consult with your doctor before practicing either.

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient healing method developed more than 5,000 years ago. Developed in Asia, acupressure stimulates pressure points located in your body. The science is based on traditional Chinese medicine and is similar to acupuncture, without the use of needles. Acupressure can be used to relieve pain, detoxify the body and increase libido. Once the ailment is determined and the pressure point located, 20 pounds of pressure is applied through the tip of the finger for 15 to 20 seconds.

Chakras and Acupressure

The science of acupressure can be used to balance your chakras. Once the imbalance is determined, the specific meridian, or energy pathway, can be located. On the meridian, there are several acupressure points that can be stimulated to bring relief to your condition. For example, if you are suffering from a broken heart, acupressure points on the outside edge of the arms and small fingers should be stimulated.

Additional Tips and Considerations

Acupressure and chakra therapy can also be performed using crystals or stones to intensify the effect. Consult with an acupressure practitioner for more information. Chakra therapy and acupressure and considered alternative medicine, so check with your healthcare provider before beginning either one.

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