Updated: Sep 29, 2020
Acupressure is acupuncture without needles
What is Acupressure?
The role of acupressure in promoting health and wellbeing has been practiced in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for more than 2000 years.
Acupressure is essentially a method of sending a signal to the body to 'turn on' its own self-healing or regulatory mechanisms. Normally, Qi (vital energy) circulates through the body's meridian pathways. Blockage of this flow or an imbalance can cause illness and pain.
Acupressure helps to correct functional imbalances and restore the flow thus returning the body to a more natural state of well-being. Acupressure works by targeting specific points around the body on the meridian lines with light to medium pressure, usually applied by fingers or hand.
Using Acupressure to relieve stress and anxiety
A simple acupressure routine may help to manage some of the effects of stress and anxiety on the body.
Applying pressure to acupuncture points stimulates the channels and communicates with the nervous system to stimulate the release of brain chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin, involved with the regulation of mood. In Chinese Medicine theory, emotions and mental functions are viewed as components of Qi (vital energy). Balancing the movement of Qi through the meridians brings balance back to the mind, body, and spirit.
All acupressure points calm the nervous system, but here are 3 awesome acupressure points for reducing stress and easing anxiety.
Try adding these points to your daily self care routine.... it takes less than 5 minutes! Download the free chart below for easy reference.
Central 17 (CV17)
This point is beneficial for those who tend to feel the effects of stress and anxiety in their chest, often with shortness of breath, tightness, or palpitations. CV17 relaxes and opens the chest and releases the diaphragm. Also known as the 'master point of Qi', this is an essential point to regulate the movement of Qi (vital energy), which often becomes stuck with emotional distress.
Governing 20 (GV20)
Pressing on this point can both raise the yang energy to lift depression and sadness, and, it can ground energy to ease anxiety and overthinking. GV20 clears the mind to help you feel focused and present and can help treat headaches, dizziness and insomnia.
Bladder 10 (Bl10)
A powerful acupressure point for relieving stress, emotional and physical exhaustion, and heaviness in the head. It also promotes healing of eyestrain, stiff neck muscles, swollen eyes, and even sore throats.
Prefer a practical demonstration and explanation, below is the link to the FB Live video recording that takes you through the 3 point acupressure routine for stress and anxiety that takes less than 5 minutes.
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Acupressure can be safely and effectively used to assist with the following:
Acute and Chronic pain
Immune System Support
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