Acupressure is often thought of as simply “acupuncture without the needles”.
Acupressure is a form of Chinese medicine that uses the fingers to gradually press key healing points (called “acupoints”), which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities.
It's based on the theory that energy, called “chi”, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupressure is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.
The goal of acupressure is to restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).