Acupressure involves applying pressure on specific places on your body to relieve several side effects of cancer and cancer treatments.
Safety and precautions
Side effects or adverse events
Soreness or bruising at acupressure points is reported occasionally, as well as temporary lightheadedness.
Do not use (contraindications)
Acupressure shouldn’t be administered over open wounds, bruises, varicose veins, or any area that is bruised or swollen. If you have low platelets or are on blood thinners, check with your doctor before receiving acupressure.1Wong C. The Benefits and Uses of Acupressure. Verywell Health April 6, 2020. Viewed October 7, 2021.
During pregnancy, acupressure is not recommended on the abdomen or certain points of the lower back or leg.2Wong C. The Benefits and Uses of Acupressure. Verywell Health April 6, 2020. Viewed October 7, 2021.