Our Favorite Acupressure Bracelet
Our favorite acupressure bracelet is the Velcro Strap Acupressure Bracelet.
The material is stronger and more durable than other bracelets on the market, and the velcro strap allows adjustable tightness, a feature that most customers prefer.
What Is An Acupressure Bracelet?
Acupressure is an ancient healing technique that applies pressure to stimulate strategic points on the body.
Acupressure mimics acupuncture, but is less invasive. To be effective, acupressure need not puncture your skin as acupuncture would. Pressure needs to be exerted by a therapist’s fingers, your own fingers, or a healing tool/bracelet you can wear.
An acupressure bracelet, which is really a piece of jewelry with a job, is also called an acupressure wristband. An acupressure bracelet has the ability to stimulate circulation, reduce pain and tension, and boost your immune system.
How Does It Work?
Acupressure bracelets apply gentle force upon the pressure points located in the wrist area. The pressure that is applied to these points triggers an endorphin release – a pain-inhibiting neurochemical. Some refer to this endorphin release as closing the “gates” to the pain network (i.e. the spinal cord). The pain relief then allows an increase of oxygen and blood to the area in question. The end result is muscle relaxation and an increased ability to heal.
When you apply tension to a pressure point, the muscle beneath yields. The tension enables muscle fiber to relax and stretch. The relaxed muscle encourages blood flow and the elimination of the toxins likely responsible for the discomfort.
Why Use An Acupressure Bracelet?
Acupressure bracelets enable a sense of deep relaxation. The stress reduction they offer strengthens your ability to promote wellness and resist disease. The use of an acupressure bracelet enables you to learn and apply self-care for a variety of conditions like: trauma, nausea, motion sickness, anxiety, and insomnia, among others.
It is convenient to use which makes it a great self-treatment tool that is always accessible.
Acupressure Bracelet Applications
Anxiety is a broad term for several disorders that cause fear, nervousness, apprehension, and worry. Anxiety impacts our emotions and our behaviors and has the ability to manifest as physical symptoms.
Mild anxiety is somewhat vague and disconcerting, while severe anxiety can significantly affect day-to-day living.
An acupressure bracelet applies pressure to the pressure point H7. This specific point treats nervousness, palpitations, anxiety, emotional imbalances and even forgetfulness. The H7 acupressure point can also help in the treatment of irritability, stress, insomnia and overall relaxation.
Insomnia is a fairly common sleep ailment. For those who suffer from insomnia, find that they have a hard time either falling asleep, staying asleep, or perhaps, both! This sleep problem results in non-restful sleep and certainly too little sleep. They hardly ever wake up feeling refreshed.
Insomnia can be short-term or chronic. Short-term insomnia lasts for days or weeks and is typically brought on by trauma family pressure or stress. Chronic insomnia lasts for months or even longer. This is usually caused by a medical condition, a reaction to medicine or a sleep disorder.
Acupressure point P7, when stimulated, helps treat insomnia, stress, hot flashes, and manic behavior, among other body conditions.
Nausea is an experience most all of us have experienced. Most sufferers agree that when you feel nauseous it is an unmistakable sign that something is not quite right. It is nearly impossible to ignore nausea, which is a good thing as it may be a sign of something more serious. There are many things that cause a feeling of nausea. Some of the common causes of nausea include:
- Food Poisoning or indigestion
- Medication side effects
- The stomach flu
- Sea or motion sickness
- A reaction to certain types of food
There are many anti-nausea pressure points on the human body that can provide relief fairly quickly. Acupressure is one of the proven ways to treat nausea, and it is widely used across the world. The biggest advantage of acupressure technique is that it is a home remedy that does not require any medical supervision.
An acute case of nausea and vomiting is generally not harmful but it can cause immense discomfort. Excessive vomiting though, may lead to more serious consequences and should be diagnosed by a medical professional.
The Pericardium 6 (P6), known as the Inner Pass point in English, is located on your inner arm near your wrist. An acupressure bracelet stimulating this acupressure point consistently can help treat nausea and vomiting, even if these feelings are the result of chemotherapy.
The Pericardium 6 (P6) acupressure point is quite effective for morning or motion sickness. This well-known acupressure is further discussed below.
Motion sickness occurs when one of the components of your balance-sensing system (that is your eyes, your inner ear, or sensory nerves) senses that your body is moving, but the remaining parts of the balance-sensing system do not detect the movement at all. Here is an example:
Let’s say you are enjoying a cruise and as the ocean liner moves across the Atlantic, you decide to rest in your cabin. When in the cabin, your inner ear will likely sense the motion of waves. The motion sickness occurs when your inner ear senses movement, but your eyes do not see any movement. This glaring conflict between two of the balance-sensing components is the spark that ignites the condition of motion sickness.
Motion sickness can happen in airplanes, cars, trains, rides at an amusement park or, as our example denotes, a boat or ship.
Conversely, when your eyes see motion, but the other balance sensing components do not, you can also be affected by motion sickness. This type of motion sickness results from flight simulators, video games or even viewing something through a microscope.
Applying pressure to the Pericardium 6 (P6) or the Inner Pass point (near the inner wrist) effectively treats motion sickness. The Pericardium 6 (P6) can be found on your inner wrist at a point that is approximately the width of three fingers below the wrist joint.
Motion sickness acupressure bracelets are typically sold in pairs as its application for motion sickness recommends that both bracelets adorn each wrist at the same time to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of motion sickness. An acupressure bracelet creates no side effects and does not interact with doctor prescribed medications.
Acupressure bracelets should be worn snugly, but not tight. After wearing the acupressure for some time, do not be alarmed if you see an impression depressed upon your skin from the pressure bead, as this is completely normal.