A guided, step-by-step approach to using acupressure on your own
WHAT IS ACUPRESSURE?
No use of needles
No risk of infection
Easy to learn and use
Can be done anywhere
Acupressure consists of applying physical pressure with fingers or a device to small locations on the body called acupoints.
Like acupuncture, these points are based on health practices from Traditional East Asian Medicine, but unlike acupuncture, needles are unnecessary.
Researchers have found that this type of acupressure helps cancer patients with their fatigue and difficulty sleeping.
Our app’s follow-along format demonstrates how to apply pressure to acupoints in real time—so you can help your body find the energy or relaxation it needs.
Daily guided acupressure
- For Cancer Survivors
Daily tasks can be extremely challenging for those suffering from chronic fatigue. Self-care techniques can help relieve your symptoms at home, during a chemo session, or even in the hospital waiting room. EnergyPoints integrates the PROMIS measures—developed by the National Institutes of Health—to evaluate, monitor, and promote patient wellbeing. With automatic acupressure and symptom tracking, step-by-step tutorials, and daily reminders, EnergyPoints is here to support you through your symptoms.
- For Caregivers
The EnergyPoints App supports cancer patients and caregivers alike. The benefits of acupressure help promote overall wellbeing and can ease the symptoms of fatigue.
- For Researchers
The EnergyPoints App facilitates ongoing research with built-in data collection capabilities, providing opportunities for continuous learning and improvement.
- For Healthcare Providers
EnergyPoints App helps people with cancer learn safe and effective self-care techniques without the need for professional training. We strive to empower patients with healthcare tools that promote self-reliance, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.
- For Everyone
We comply with all federal privacy laws and use a secure, password-protected interface to ensure your health information stays safe. You always have authorization over the data you share. If you do choose to share your data with us, you will contribute to the further development of our research and innovation.
- Easy to use. Supported by research.
Stimulating and Relaxing acupressure rituals can reduce cancer-related fatigue and improve quality of life. Use essential oils like lavender and peppermint with acupressure methods to further enhance the process. The 5 Point App teaches self-care techniques with easy-to-follow videos and provides handy reminders so you'll always know when it's time for a boost.
- Discover it for yourself.
Try your hand at acupressure with the EnergyPoints App today.
- Shared Data
You will have the option to share your data with clinicians and your healthcare team to develop a more personalized care plan.
- More Symptom Monitoring
EnergyPoints app will measure and report other symptoms like anxiety, depression, and pain.
EnergyPoints App will offer more options to personalize your experience through music, guided imagery, and breathing exercises.
Social connection and community support features will allow you to connect with other cancer patients and share experiences.
- Group Discussion
The new social feature will let users share their experience using the app and share resources for managing symptoms.
The app will sync with more types of fitness trackers.
Common issues for cancer patients
Cancer Related Fatigue
Most of 1.9 million Americans diagnosed with cancer in 2022 will suffer cancer and treatment related symptoms. Up to 90% receiving treatment experience can related fatigue; 30% may experience long-lasting fatigue.
Affecting up to 3 in 4 patients, sleep deficiency contributes to poor health.
Inability to Exercise
While exercise is recommended for cancer-related fatigue, physical exertion may be difficult for some patients, especially those living with chronic fatigue.
Barriers to widespread use of acupressure
Acupressure administered by an acupuncturist is not reimbursed
Too few qualified clinicians to train patients in accurate acupressure stimulation
Direct access to millions of patients is lacking.