Acupuncture, a Chinese medical philosophy and mode of therapy, is recognized around the globe. It is a rational method of therapy, a kind of natural science based on an inherent mechanism present in the human body by nature. Treatment is given by acupressure, acupuncture, or moxibation at defined locations in the human body called acupoints or shu-xue-xue points.
Shu means to transfer or transport the bioenergy and the body fluids (Xue) within the human body from the location where these are in excess to the location where they are deficient and hence balance the fluids and energy. It includes a number of therapies through which treatment is given to the patients according to their ailments such as magnet therapy, seed therapy, color therapy, and needle therapy including naturopathy as well.
This philosophy has also existed in India for over five thousand years. Acupressure and acupuncture therapies have gradually amalgamated over the years through practices and experiences. It is also realized that Indian Acupressure is more subtle as it is based on the Science of Spirituality. Since this is an ancient philosophy, it's still an underrated science because it couldn't make a humungous space as other medical fields have created over the generations because its outcomes are unfortunately not foreseeable as that of other medical therapies.
Nevertheless, acupuncture is gaining more popularity nowadays. Especially among patients and global health practitioners because of several reasons, which includes effectiveness, ease of application, economic aspects, and many more. Current investigations substantiate the traditional claims and validate the use of acupressure for painless treatment of numerous health issues. The current review gauge the diverse patented devices and practices with applications in the treatment of different intense and ongoing afflictions. With modern devices, one can tune the intensity of the pressure as well. Apart from pain relief, acupressure devices also provide the openhanded advantage of the absence of medicines, and consequently, prevent us from after adverse side effects.
To support acupressure in the near future and expand this therapy, we have to shed more light upon the therapeutic functionalities of acupressure and to encourage its practice across the hospitals, which will also result in less drug consumption.