Acupressure Specialist
Highly versed in Chinese medicine, the acupuncturists at East Austin-based Clark-Brown Family Care Clinic are experts in acupressure. Many residents of Austin, Texas have come to them for acupressure treatments, and many of their patients have recommended them to other residents.

Acupressure Q & A

Clark-Brown Family Care Clinic

What Exactly is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an Eastern medical practice that is used by many providers in both the East and West today. Like acupuncture, acupressure seeks to adjust the body’s energy system, correcting any imbalances in the system. Acupressure, however, doesn’t involve any needles. Instead, it uses pressure at particular points to manipulate the energy system. The pressure is applied manually as a massage.

Who Might Be a Good Candidate for Acupressure?

Acupressure can help people relax, promote overall health, and treat diseases. Because it can be beneficial in many circumstances, a lot of people are good candidates for the treatment. In fact, almost anyone might benefit from it. Additionally, almost anyone can undergo acupressure treatments because it’s non-invasive and can often be adjusted for patients who have underlying medical conditions.

Because acupressure uses massage rather than needles to realign the body’s energy system, acupressure is often a particularly good option for people who have a phobia of needles. It’s sometimes referred to as acupuncture without the needles.

Who Offers Acupressure?

Most acupressure providers are Chinese medicine specialists and cross-trained in acupuncture. Because both acupressure and acupuncture seek to move the body’s energy system along the same channels, providers who are trained in either acupressure or acupuncture already have a lot of the knowledge that’s required for the other discipline.

What Should Patients Look for in an Acupressure Provider?

In addition to selecting a provider who is trained in acupressure, patients should also look for someone who offers other Chinese medical treatments. Cupping, moxibustion, and other treatments can complement acupressure nicely.

Patients are also wise to choose an acupressure provider who works at an office near them. Results are sometimes noticeable after just one treatment, they’re often more profound after multiple treatments. Going to a nearby acupressurist makes getting to and from appointments easy.

Clark-Brown Family Care Clinic
1033 La Posada Drive
Suite 210
Austin, TX 78752