The effect of Acupressure on Stroke symptoms: Examples of evidence-based practice

Simge Kalav

Acupressure is one of the known complementary therapy practices all around the world. It is a non-invasive, safe and effective massage technique. In this therapy, the acupuncture points on the energy-carrying meridians in the body are put under pressure with the fingers, palm, or special stimulation bands. In this way, acupressure opens the blocked energy channels and provides a balanced distribution of the energy in the body. Because of the easy and safe manual therapy, acupressure is exercised by a number of people across the globe. It can be used to manage the symptoms of some chronic diseases. It may also have positive effects on stroke symptoms. There is a wide range of poststroke problems, including movement and function, mobility, balance, pain, emotional problems, and psychological subjects.