Acupuncture uses pressure and tuina massage techniques to stimulate the channels and points. Acupressure is an ancient, powerful and effective treatment tool often used with other traditional therapies.
Acupressure is often applied along a channel (meridian) or muscle group as a form of palpation to open the channels, stimulate the muscles and move stagnation. It is used to treat anything acupuncture can, such as sinusitis or sciatica pain. In many instances acupressure can achieve more than acupuncture alone.
The above diagrams show the path of the Gall Bladder and Urinary Bladder channels that are typically involved in sciatica and back pain.