Even if you already practice it regularly, or if you still have yet to try, it’s never to late to apply it to every day life to enjoy its benefits.
Acupressure liberates built-up tension, improves blood circulation, reduces pain and also helps us to properly relax.
In that light, it’s something that can be very useful to us at a given moment when, for example, we feel tense from stress.
We are talking about an alternative therapy. Acupressure doesn’t seek nor aim to cure any illnesses, but rather improve our overall health and offer a treatment that’s more natural than normal medical procedures.
That being said, we encourage you to try these 5 acupressure points on yourself.
If at any moment you have a tense headache, feel wiped out from a long day at work, or if you simply want to improve your blood circulation, go ahead and try these out and discover how they can make you feel.
1. “Third Eye” pressure point
This pressure point, called the “Third Eye”, is one of the most common points used for treating headaches, including migraines.
- This pressure point is located in between the eyebrows, above our nasal septum.
- Applying pressure on this area allows us to, for example, stimulate various blood vessels which improves blood circulation and oxygenation. It’s even useful for treating some skin problems.
- In order to stimulate this pressure point, you can try either of the following directions:
- The first way to apply it is simple: you only have to use pressure with your index finger for 60 seconds.
- The second way is more relaxing: without lifting the “Third Eye” finger, make circular movements. It’s so simple.
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2. The “Bamboo” pressure point
The “Bamboo” pressure point treats our nasal passages, works to help us relax, alleviates stress and, in addition, allows us to clear up the nose.
- In order to find the bamboo pressure point, you have have to place your index fingers on the inner corners of your eyes.
- It’s the bone that surrounds our eyeballs. It’s a sensitive area that simulates multiple sensations that can us feel better quick.
By using this pressure point, you only need to apply pressure with your fingertips on the pressure points for a minute.
(We should always avoid using too much pressure. Too much pressure can lead us to feel pain, or even eperience visual hallucinations, such as spots or light.)
3. The “Gates of Consciousness” pressure point
This pressure point is located on the back of the neck, just at the base of the cranium. It treats two essential muscles in this area of our body: the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid.
- There are various benefits of applying acupressure to this area of our body and it’s worth giving it a try (although, for this pressure point, it would be helpful to have someone help you).
- Stimulating the “Gates of Consciousness” pressure point relieves headaches and neck-stiffness.
- It also is great for reducing vertigo, dizziness, eye pain and even tinnitus.
The person applying this pressure point to the back of our neck should first locate these two points at the base of our cranium.
- They should apply pressure for 5 seconds, using their fingertips, and after, massage with their knuckles for 3 minutes.
We recommend that you lie down while practice this pressure point.
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4. The “Welcome Fragrance”
The poetically named pressure point, “Welcome Fragrance”, can be found in the two areas located next to our nasal passages.
The benefits of applying this acupressure in these areas are limited, but nevertheless, interesting: relieving migraines and uncomfortable side-effects associated with sinusitis.
- To practice it, you only need to place your fingertips in these areas and massage for a minute. It’s incredibly relaxing!
5. “Wind Mansion” pressure point or Gv16 Fengfu
A new name, full of magic to address a very specific area: the back of our neck.
. The Gv16 Fengfu is located in between the meeting point of the head and neck. Just as an FYI, we’re sharing with you that it’s one of the best known pressure points because it gives therapeutic benefits to multiple organs in our body.
The following are some of said benefits:
Aiding in digestion.
Reducing headaches, toothaches and arthritis pain.
- Increasing blood circulation.
In order to apply the “wind mansion” pressure point, you will need a cube of ice. Apply pressure though it in intervals of 3 seconds, for 1 minute.
We can feel its effects almost immediately.
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