Patient discussion about Acupressure

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Q. What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

AThe name makes it clear as it is puncturing and it is through pressure based therapy. Both are based on same contact points to be punctured or pressurized. While for puncturing the needle is used and pressure is applied by finger or tools. Acupuncture should be done only by the professional trained in Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure can be done by anyone while using the handbook.

Q. How an acupressure or acupuncture cures insomnia?

I am on my sleeping pills to get a good night`s sleep. These pills have a lot of side effect. So I stopped taking them. Now I am getting sick with this insomnia. Due to sleepless nights I am getting high temperature. I am thinking to for acupressure or acupuncture. I hope this will work for me. What you all have to say for my motivation and this treatment.
AI had tried on Chinese herbal medicines. They had not helped much to cure my insomnia. When I started on exercise I start getting good sleep. I don’t know how an acupressure or acupuncture cures insomnia. But my friend is taking this treatment for stress and he says he is feeling better. Walking is the best exercise a person can do.
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