Acupressure is the practice of applying pressure to certain points in the body to create health
or heal specific ailments. It works the same way that acupuncture works. However, with acupressure, the pressure is applied through pressing the points with the fingers or elbows. In acupuncture, pressure is applied with the use of needles. It is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical practice around the world, and it is used for healing a variety of conditions from chronic physical conditions--such as arthritis, asthma, mental illness, and anxiety disorders.