Redbook magazine's website includes a diagram of various pressure points on the human body. Experienced acupuncturists use the body's pressure points to alleviate different kinds of pain.
Redbook magazine's diagram lists eight separate pressure points on the neck, forearms, hands, wrist, torso, abdomen, leg and ankle. Pressing below the skull can reduce neck pain, while continually massaging the abdomen can soothe constipation and gas. Other common symptoms and conditions reduced by pressure point manipulation include menstrual cramps, nausea, headaches, heartburn and insomnia. An expert in utilizing the body's pressure points is said to practice acupressure, which is rooted in acupuncture.