With our new tele-health services, many of our clients, old and new, are curious about the difference between in-person acupuncture and self-applied acupressure. Since our tele-health appointments are moving treatments to the virtual space, it is necessary to transition from acupuncture to acupressure in this case. Here are the main differences between acupuncture and acupressure.

Most obviously, the difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that acupuncture uses thin needles to stimulate acupoints on your body, while acupressure involves non-invasive massaging of those points.

By identifying the correct points of your body, acupuncture and acupressure both help to stimulate your body’s circulation, energy and nervous system. However, acupuncture is a more intense stimulation since it directly and specifically targets acupoints to promote your body’s self-healing abilities. This is why we normally recommend acupuncture to our patients looking for treatments to combat their health issues.

With regular tele-health treatments, however, acupressure can also serve as an effective treatment for anxiety, post-partum depression, increased fertility, reduced pain or discomfort during pregnancy, and any other issues normally treated by our acupuncturists.

For more information on our new tele-health services or to schedule an affordable tele-health session with an expert acupuncturist, contact Healing Light Family Acupuncture today!