Acupressure or as it was once known in Ancient China, acupuncture is a way of maintaining a healthy balance of your inner energy which is referred to in the East as “qi”. Whilst an acupuncturist uses very slim needles which are inserted into various pressure points across the body, accupressure involves various pressure points being pressed by the practitioner. The idea of acupressure is a simple one, and since many people in the East turn to this form of therapy as a way of keeping those aches and pains away, it’s no wonder that we in the West have started to adopt this completely natural way of feeling better on the inside. You may be confused about how this works. Well, practitioners know which pressure points in the body sit on energy channels (also known as a meridian). Over time, these can become blocked resulting in the troubles explained below. By applying pressure, the channel is cleared making for a much happier you on the inside and out! Many people are looking towards acupressure as opposed to acupuncture simply because it’s less invasive and is a great alternative for people who have a fear of needles. These days you can also buy an acupressure mat which means you can relieve various aches and pains in the comfort of your own home. Once such company that offers high quality and well researched acupressure mats is White Lotus, and you can find their euromat on the website. Extensively researched and made from the highest quality food grade plastic spikes, the euro mat from White Lotus may assist you with the following: • Stress • Help increase your energy levels • Aid in a poor sleeping pattern • Helps reduce back and neck pain • Generally helps with general tension and muscle pain What’s great about these acupressure mats isn’t just the fact that you can use them in the comfort of your own home. It also means you don’t have to work out which points in the body will help with the ailments mentioned above because White Lotus has done all of this for you. If you’re just looking for a way to unwind at the end of a busy day, or suffer with any of the above, it’s well worth thinking about investing in one of these all natural euromats which cost far less than a trip to a local acupressure practitioner.