Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but instead of applying needles to specific points on the body, the technique involves the application of manual pressure (usually with the fingertips). Like acupuncture, applying pressure on specific points of the body draws on the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. The pressure promotes blood flow, releases muscular tension and engages the body’s own life force to soothe and heal. Acupressure can relieve tension, aches and pains, arthritis, even menstrual cramps. It can also help relieve the symptoms of insomnia, depression, toothache, dizziness, digestive disorders, nausea, morning, and motion sickness.