Acupressure is one of several Asian Body Therapies (ABT) with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupuncture points, or acupressure points, located along meridians or channels in your body.

These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. It is believed that vital energy or a life force called qi (ch’i) flows through these invisible channels.

It is also believed that these 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a communication system throughout your body.

The meridians start in your fingers, connect to your brain, and then connect to an organ associated with a particular meridian.