Acupressure and Acupuncture are similar except for the fact that in Acupuncture, the influential points are punctured by needles where as in Acupressure the same points are pressed by fingertips or other suitable appliances. As the basic principles of both are same, in the information here, both terms are used interchangeably.
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art of healing is experiencing a revival.
Acupuncturists claim success in healing many diseases, which are resistant to conventional forms of therapy. They also claim that it is a simple, safe, effective and economical form of therapy.
The evolution of Acupressure seems natural if we consider our natural reaction to pain. We press the painful point. It is said that experiences of soldiers also contributed to the evolution of Acupressure and Acupuncture. Soldiers observed that arrows which pierced specific parts of the body cured long standing ailments of some other parts of the body.