Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points and meridians. Acupuncture employs needles while acupressure uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are gently but firmly pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and balance the energetic system of the body in order to treat the human body, mind, emotions, energetic fields, and spirit.
The advantages of acupressure's healing touch is that it is safe to do on yourself and others - even if you've never done it before - so long as you follow the instructions and pay attention to the cautions. There are no side effects from drugs, because there are no drugs.
My clinical experience has shown that acupressure can be effective in helping relieve pain, including headaches, neck pain, back pain, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress.