Quick do-it-yourself guide to acupressure

Useful pressure points to bid adieu to everyday health problems

Lifestyle

September 15, 2017

/ By / New Delhi



Though traditionally an ancient Chinese therapy, acupressure is increasingly being practiced in India and in the rest of the world. The technique helps in relieving various types of pain instantly along with aiding to cure acute diseases.

A form of alternate therapy where by applying pressure to stimulate specific points on the body, acupressure triggers the lines of energy for a speedy relief from pain and stress.

What’s unique is that no matter where you are, you can become your own therapist by just holding down some pressure points. Here are some of them to shoo away everyday problems.

 

For gastric problems and stomach aches

 
Three fingers away from the back of our wrist is the ‘inner gate point’ that helps to reduce anxiety, improve digestion and eliminate stomach aches.

Another spot located in the webbing between the index finger and thumb is the ‘valley’. Stimulating this point improves intestinal functions, abdominal pain, back pain, headaches and toothache.

 

Breathing problems


Thumb point, located above the wrist at the base of the thumb, helps to cure respiratory and breathing problems.

 

Nausea and vomiting sensations


Located inside the elbow – Pericardium III is one of the most effective spots to provide relief from nausea and vomiting. Fold your elbow, move towards end of crease and apply gentle pressure for three to five minutes to get relief from indigestion, chest congestion and other related problems.

 

Stress relief


Gently pressing the ‘third eye’ acupressure point for around one minute several times a week helps to calm the mind, improve memory, relieve from stress, fatigue, headaches, eyestrain, sinus pain and nose congestion.

 

Improve memory and concentration


Known as the ‘bigger rush’, this acupressure point improves memory and concentration along with encouraging clarity of thoughts and focus.

While using any of the above methods, remember to be be careful not to press on cuts, wounds, and tumours or near the throat and neck.

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