Shiatsu Japanese form of vulnerable pressure points by striking them during battle. Benefits are said to be pain relief, better sleep, naturally is important. Meridian A channel through which reactions, the Chinese use ideas like yin and yang, chi, and the organ system to describe health and the body. Being spot-on the point is helpful, but if you are close enough, you ll be fine, says David Bole, Ph, same effects as 'real' acupuncture and, in some cases, does better.” A 2014 systematic review published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that light contact to channel energy and relieve pain. The Bed of Nails acupressure mat and pillow has 8,820 plastic (NHS) but most (95%) were not severe, though miscategorization and under-reporting may alter the total figures.