Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that involves placing physical pressure by hand, elbow on different acupuncture points on the surface of the body to relieve symptoms. Here are 5 pressure points that you and I can work on at any time and anywhere. Just use the thumbs, fingers, palms, the side of the hand, or knuckles to apply steady, stationary pressure. To relax an area or relieve pain, apply pressure gradually and hold without any movement for several minutes at a time.
- (A) Heavenly Pillar
- (B) Heavenly Rejuvenation
- (C) Crooked Marsh
- (D) Inner Gate
- (E) Spirit Gate
Relieves stress, over exhaustion, insomnia, heaviness in the head, eyestrain, stiff necks, swollen eyes, and sore throats.
Relieves nervous tension and stiff necks; increases resistance to colds and flu. It is also good for the lungs.
Relieves nervous stomach, anxiety, arm pain, elbow pain, and chest discomfort.
Relieves nausea, anxiety, palpitations, and wrist pain.
Relieves emotional imbalances, fear, nervousness, anxiety, and forgetfulness.