Reflexology Acupressure is often called acupuncture without needles. It is not a massage. Your clothes stay on. The focus is on specific trigger points, (called meridians in Chinese medicine), on your system, to improve the function of your organs and muscles.If the flow of energy (called “chi” or “qi”) is blocked at any point, you can experience symptoms and health conditions. Most people receive acupressure for relaxation and to manage stress & to relieve muscle tension & pain.