Acupressure’s Emotional Benefits Long known for its ability to alleviate physical pain, the ancient healing art of Acupressure can also relieve emotional pain. Acupressure can help with a range of difficulties, from day-to-day pressures to life’s most significant trials.
Emotional stress causes the body to shut down, which keeps negative feelings stuck. Over time, this can result in physical ailments and emotional imbalances. Acupressure releases these blockages, supporting emotional healing and wholeness.
Emotional Healing Acupressure techniques release muscular tension and restore the flow of vital energy, making emotional resolution possible. For an in-depth focus on this topic, see Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress & Common Emotional Imbalances by Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. This comprehensive resource covers both general emotional balancing and treatment methods for specific emotional issues, such as anxiety, guilt, and trauma.
Acupressure for Emotional Healing has 400 illustrations of emotional healing exercises and routines. It also includes spiritual practices, such as meditations and visualizations, to help you in your healing process.
Emotional stress and trauma can cause the body to contract its muscles and harden, like protective armor, to shield your inner self. For instance, when something frightens you or someone uptight treats you abrasively, your neck and shoulders may tighten immediately in response.
This tension prevents energy from circulating freely, which can lead to various physical and emotional imbalances. This is how emotional stress is held in the body.
Acupressure’s Mind-Body Advantage Most therapies are limited, because they address only the cognitive and emotional aspects of trauma, but do not get to the physiological source. Acupressure has a significant advantage in that it works directly with the body to relieve physical ailments, muscular tension, and the emotional issues associated with them.
Unresolved Feelings Emotional imbalances and the physical symptoms that accompany them are often the body’s response to unresolved issues and events. For example, someone who witnessed a fatal automobile accident, or who experienced an abusive incident, may live with the memory in the form of anxiety or with recurring nightmares, insomnia, or other mind-body ailments.
Another possibility is that emotional problems may stay buried, and then resurface at a later time, when they’re triggered by some new stress. Either way, if unresolved feelings are left untreated, these difficulties can continue for years.
Using Acupressure Points for today’s tension headache — caused by a conflict at work or an argument over homework with one’s teenager, may bring old conflicts or memories to the surface during an Acupressure session or afterward.
To follow up, use Acupressure self-care methods, explore the issues in therapy, or both. Becoming conscious of old memories and bringing them out in the open can lessen their impact.
To Learn More Explore the extensive Acupressure healing methods in the Emotional Healing category in the Resources section.