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Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on acupunture points along the body.
The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate the body's own recuperative powers. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissue.
I think it's a good idea not to get into the habit of doing the same points every day. Do them when you feel you need them, don't overdo it. Pay attention to what effects points have on you. Do a point on both sides of the body.
Pressing and reducing points
There are two ways that acupressure points are manipulated: pressing (reinforcing) and reducing them
Acupressure: pressing points
By pressing a point, you are reinforcing it. You increase energy in areas that the point influences. To get a full effect pressure should be applied for at least half a minute, even longer. One to two minutes should do.
Acupressure: reducing points
By reducing, you remove a blockage of energy. A blockage may be felt as tension, pain or heat. Energy acumulates there which starts moving again after removing the blockage. To reduce a point, turn a finger over it in counter-clockwise direction for one to two minutes.