The difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that acupressure is non-invasive but the same diagnostic systems and principles govern both techniques. Acupressure stimulates acupuncture points using touch (finger pressure) or a very gentle electronic acupuncture pen.
Acupressure is very helpful in the treatment of children.
Conventional massage techniques may be used in musculoskeletal problems. Massage helps to prepare the body by softening tense muscles before needling or just used for general relaxation.