Acupressure Treatment

Acupressure: A Complementary Modality to Acupuncture

Acupressure is a modality similar to massage that uses the same meridian system and points as acupuncture. It is used to reduce pain and spasm, to promote relaxation and improved sleep.

Modalities Used in Acupuncture Treatments

At Yin Acupuncture, we take a holistic approach to acupuncture in order to treat the whole person. This means that in addition to using acupuncture needles, we will often employ other complementary modalities along with acupuncture. The common modalities used include:

Gua Sha

When and Why We Use Acupressure Along with Acupuncture

Acupressure is one of the modalities used to complement or enhance acupuncture treatment. It may be implemented as an alternative to gua sha or cupping. Acupressure is most often used to work out a particularly tense muscle to prepare the area for acupuncture.