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What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

Acupuncture triggers a stronger stimulation to activate the body’s innate healing ability than does acupressure.

What is the difference between acupuncture and acupressure?

An acupoint can be stimulated with different methods. Acupuncture and acupressure are both methods used to stimulate acupoints. In comparison, acupuncture uses a hair-thin needle to stimulate an acupoints where as acupressure uses a firm pressure to massage the acupoints. Acupuncture triggers a stronger stimulation to activate the body’s innate healing ability than does acupressure.

Some other common therapeutic methods used to stimulate acupoints include: deep-tissue massage, laser acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and more.


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