Point massage is one of the most ancient methods of treatment in the East. Ancient healers drew attention to the fact that on the human body there are special «vital» points associated with internal organs and systems. By influencing these points, one can not only improve the general condition of the patient but also restore the disturbed functions of the organs. The action of acupressure is based on the oldest idea of the structure of the human body. According to this view, the «vital energy» — «chi» — flows through the invisible channels-meridians of the human body. There are only fourteen such channels: 12 paired and 2 unpaired. The technique of acupressure is based on finding and working out certain points. There are 365 «vital points» on the human body.