Pressure Points

Welcome to All Sensors “Put the Pressure on Us” blog. This blog brings out pressure sensor aspects in a variety of applications inspired by headlines, consumer and industry requirements, market research, government activities, and you.

Pressure Points

Like acupuncture, acupressure has been around for thousands of years but it does not involve the use of needles to puncture the skin. In contrast, acupressure uses noninvasive pressure. Similarly, reflexology employs noninvasive pressure applied to specific points and areas of the body in the feet, hands and ears using specialized techniques. It can be implemented by a skilled practitioner, such as a reflexologist, or even the individual who wants to solve a particular personal problem. The pressure points for the entire body are part of the 12 major meridians that are part of traditional Chinese medical theory.

The amount of applied pressure varies from gentle and steady to deep and firm depending on the pressure point. At the high-pressure extreme, pressure points have been identified that produce significant pain and are target areas for certain martial arts.

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One problem-focused area that avoids the high-pressure extremes targets insomnia. Pressure applied at a point in line with the little finger to the Heart 7 point, often called the “Spirit Gate,” is attributed to preventing insomnia as well as:

      • anxiety
      • depression
      • heart disease

Heart 7 Point | Medical News Today

For insomnia and other issues, the Heart 7 point is one of many hand pressure points to address a variety of health problems. Source: Medical News Today.

While it may or may not work, it can’t hurt to try. It’s just a gentle and steady pressure point.

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