Acupressure is the massage of acupuncture points. It is indicated in mild disturbances and diseases. Since ancient times acupressure has been used as a method of self-care by patients. Today in China schoolchildren learn to use this method to treat mild symptoms such as headaches or toothache. The major indications for acupressure are painful conditions such as headache, toothache, cervical spondylitis, and shoulder and lumbar pain. Many psychosomatic disturbances can also be positively influenced by acupressure, e.g., sleep disturbances, nervousness, nausea, feeling that vomiting is imminent, seasickness, constipation, or menstrual problems.