Some fibromyalgia patients are now turning to acupressure to ease some of the symptoms of fibro. Acupressure is an ancient healing technique where physical pressure is put on certain points of the body. This pressure then boosts the blood circulation around the area and encourages the body to release endorphins which then help relieve some of your pain.

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of needles, pressure is applied with a finger, thumb or device to specific points on the body. Acupressure has been studied and found to be beneficial in people with cancer-related conditions, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, postoperative pain, and headaches.

I personally do find release with acupressure but unfortunately, find it difficult to reach some of the points to help with the release. However, I do use an acupressure mat which can also work like this (see below).

For best self-acupressure results, apply gentle yet firm pressure…

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