Acupuncture was established around 3000 years ago and all the points are described in literature. An acupuncture point is a single point in a fixed location. Knowledge of acupuncture enables one to find the point based on a person’s own physical height. Acupressure is the use of pressure on an acupuncture point whereas acupuncture is the insertion of a needle is an acupuncture point.
Yoogen uses an area that is tender and consists of 2 tender points grouped vertically together. Unlike acupuncture, these tender points are not fixed. These two points vary within an area, vary from person to person, and even in the same person can vary in location month to month. The relationship to acupuncture is the fact that these tender spots are on a meridian used in acupuncture and are between 2 known acupuncture points.
While the points in the literature have been found to work, the pressure on this unique combination of spots that Yoogen targets cuts period pain quicker and more effectively than traditional acupuncture.