Acupressure is an ancient Chinese traditional practice that has been used for thousands of years in China. It is a similar practice to acupuncture as it promotes wellness and relaxation and it treats diseases in some cases as well.
Acupressure is another famous Chinese practice similar to acupuncture – but without the needles. The theory behind it is a bodywork therapy which works by stimulating acupressure points that lie along our channels or meridians in the body. These are the same meridians as those targeted with acupuncture.
People believe that a vital energy by the name of qi (chi) flows through these channels and connect specific organs in our body as they act as a system of communication throughout our whole body.
These meridians begin in our fingertips, connect to our brain and connect to an organ which is associated with a certain meridian.
That is why we’ve created a list of 5 simple exercises that will help you improve the balance, soothe pain and strengthen the feet. We highly recommend you to try them out if you have back pain or other problems in the body!
Warm up your legs well before performing this exercise. Now while in a standing position, bend the knees a little bit to grip the floor with the toes. Stay in this position and count to 3. Repeat this exercise 3 times a day, in 10 sets.
Toe Pencil Pickups
Start off by placing a pencil on the ground, then lift it, hold it 10 seconds and release it. Repeat this exercise 5 times for both feet and you will feel a difference.
If you want to strengthen your ligaments, toe muscles and your feet muscles, try toe walking. Stay on your tiptoes and move around for 20 seconds, rest for 15 seconds and then repeat the exercise 5 more times. Do it 2 times a day.
This is a quite simple exercise which targets the tiny muscles in the feet, responsible for balance. This will tighten the muscles and prevent any kind of injury.
Start off by sitting down on the floor, strengthening your feet in front and wrapping an exercise band around the bedpost. Once done, place the band on top of your feet and lean backwards to tighten it. With your foot bend backward, hold this position for 5 seconds, rest for a moment, then repeat it 10 more times.
It is highly important that we maintain proper mobility and flexibility in our ankles as tight and stiff ankles can lead to joint and muscle pain as well as back and knee pain.
Lie down on your back, extend your leg over your head and rotate it clockwise. Count to 10 and repeat it with the other leg as well.