Ergonomically designed for use alone or with the Bed of Nails Mat. The foam on our acupressure Pillow is a perfect consistency for use on the neck, lumbar, under the feet, or on any curved area of the body. The mystical bed of nails originated over 1,000 years ago and was used by gurus in the practice of meditation and healing. Bed of Nails has created a modern, ergonomically designed version of that ancient technology to model those same deep healing effects. In less than 20 minutes each day, you may restore freedom to your body. Acupressure may alleviate a whole host of pain issues, including chronic neck and back pain, sore muscles and headaches, daily stress and even help you sleep. Designed to make pressure adjustment simple and easy, the Bed of Nails is similar to acupuncture; the pressure of the rounded nails against the skin may help the body release endorphins, the body’s very own “happiness drug” which provides a sense of joy, energy and pain relief, and oxytocin, which makes you calm and relaxed (yes, it is possible to feel energetic and be relaxed at the same time!). Everybody reacts differently to acupressure, and the effects may even vary from time to time; you may feel sleepy, alert, relaxed, happy and a clearer mind. Acupressure may also help the body rid itself of toxins, so it is important to drink water after using the Bed of Nails.