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Potent Points: The 8 Best Ways to Get Started with Acupressure

* Relieve stress, improve sleep and release tension with acupressure
* Easy (and highly affordable) way to get a massage at home
* Learn the technique, then get the tools to maximize your experience

Acupressure has blown-up recently as a go-to for health nuts, fitness geeks, and physical therapists alike. The millennia-old treatment (yes, millennium plural) has a range of benefits including stress relief, muscle relaxation, sleep improvement, pain relief, and much more. And, unlike other treatments that provide the same benefits, acupressure is easy to do at home, and doesn’t take time out of your day. Below are the essential books, mats, and massagers you’ll need to get started.

1. Acupressure Guide

This simple acupressure pamphlet will be your go-to guide for finding acupressure points all over the body. It has six pages of beautifully drawn, easy to read diagrams that act as an acupressure map for your body.


2. Acupressure’s Potent Points

This acupressure book focuses exclusively on common ailments such as everyday aches, pains, stress, and even allergies. It comes highly rated on Amazon with 4.5 stars and over 400 reviews.


3. Acupressure and Reflexology For Dummies

We get it: learning acupressure can sound a little daunting. Luckily, there’s this Acupressure and Reflexology for Dummies book that simply and clearly explains the basics of acupressure without any medical jargon or excess information.


4. Aculief Wearable Headache Relief

Many people turn to acupressure for effective headache relief, and this handy wearable device does just that by applying pressure to the LI4 acupressure point. Slip it on while you binge-watch your favorite show, and be rid of pesky headaches once and for all.


5. ProSource Acupressure Mat and Pillow

A great acupressure mat like this makes the whole process easier, faster, and more comfortable. This mat from ProSource hits a wide range of acupressure points, and only requires that you lay down for 10-30 minutes.


6. Q-flex Acupressure Back Massage Tool

This Q-flex acupressure tool got the support of Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran on Shark Tank because it’s a simple product that works. The unique design gives you leverage to massage acupressure points on your back, relieving tension and stress.


7. HemingWeigh Complete Acupressure Mat

Another great mat for acupressure is this one from HemingWeigh. It features a high-quality build that you don’t always get from these mats, and effectively hits all the right acupressure points.


8. Body Back Buddy Acupressure Self-Massager

If you want a full-range acupressure tool for the home, we highly recommend this Body Back Buddy. It’s intelligently designed to work on every acupressure point in the body, and has over 5,200 positive reviews for a reason: it works.

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