Whether or not acupressure works for weight loss is disputed. Proponents believe that using acupressure on specific energy points helps to improve circulation, strengthen the digestive system and control appetite. Others believe acupressure has no scientific validity and that any effectiveness of the treatment is due to the placebo effect.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique that uses pressure to facilitate the flow of energy in the body. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicine and is similar to acupuncture, which involves penetrating the skin with thin needles. Some medical studies suggest that acupressure is effective at treating nausea, lower back pain and tension headaches.