Why You Need A Pair Of Acupressure Sandals?

Submitted by chris parker on January 16, 2013

Acupuncture and acupressure is a science that has been practiced for hundreds of years by the Chinese. This form of therapy works by restoring the life force that the Chinese believe runs through all of us. According to the Chinese, the rightful flow of this Qi or life force is responsible for our well-being.


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Acupuncture works by stimulating through the use of needles the various points (pressure points) of the body through which the life force flows. Acupressure has the same principle as well as end result as acupuncture; however, instead of using needles, pressure is applied on the pressure points using the hands, rollers, herbs, magnets, and even laser and electrical stimulus.

What are acupressure sandals?

Acupressure sandals or slippers are shoes in which the soles have raised portions that help apply pressure to the instep, thus helping in relieving pain and preventing foot-related problems. Usually, acupressure sandals come with metal chains incorporated into the sides of the shoes. From these chains, metal wires are used to make raised portions, which act as acupressure points on the soles of the shoes.

In some cases, the acupressure shoes come with hollows or spaces in them, helping the foot breathe easier. There are other acupressure shoes that come with magnets instead of raised portions that act as acupressure points.

Other acupressure sandals even come with thermally controlled plates that keep the feet warm, relieving stressed muscles and aches and pains in the foot. You can even get ones that come with electrical impulses, stimulating the pressure points on the soles of the feet to help relieve pain.

Benefits of wearing acupressure sandals

Below are some of the benefits of wearing acupressure sandals.

  • Relieves pain in the foot
  • Helps relieve arthritic pain in the knees and ankles
  • Lowers stiffness in the foot
  • Increases blood circulation in the foot

It is important to understand that while acupressure in itself is an age old concept, the concept of acupressure shoes is a fairly new one. For this reason, there is no sufficient scientific proof to back up these benefits. For this reason, acupressure should not take the place of regular medical care, but may be a good option along with regular medical help. That being said, most people who have used these shoes find them really beneficial.

If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, check with your doctor on acupressure shoe options. They will be able to help you choose the best option for you.

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