What is the difference between acupressure and acupuncture?

Acupressure and acupuncture are two of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are based on the same knowledge, the same approach of the human being. They have the same goal: to balance the vital energy. To do so, one uses needles (acupuncture), and the other the practitioner’s hands (acupressure). Acupressure consequently induces touch, which is not the case with acupuncture.

What is the difference between acupressure, shiatsu and reflexology?

The term “acupressure” is a generic term that refers to any technique that uses finger pressure on points in order to balance the energy and revive / stimulate the natural self-healing capabilities of the body. An acupressure modality may be simple and symptomatic, or sophisticated and deeply therapeutic. Shiatsu is the modern Japanese version of acupressure. Reflexology is a form of acupressure.