“Acupressure” is the technique used for applying some pressure on particular parts of your body.
“Acupuncture” is a technique similar to “Acupressure”, but it uses needles. Acupressure is an ancient healing method which uses nothing else but the pressure of your hands. It nurtures both the body and the spirit and it a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM for over 2,500 years!
Acupressure refers to as CV 17 at one really powerful point of the human body, which is an incredible emotional balancer. It is located four finger widths up from the base of your breastbone, in the center of your chest.
When you use this method on this particular point, it can be very helpful for: PTSD, chronic fatigue, depression, hormonal imbalances, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety attacks, trauma, fear, recovering from an injury or surgery and Fibromyalgia.
Here we are going to present you a simple method which uses 2 powerful points of your body and it’s a really easy method to do it yourself:
On the area between your eyebrows put a gentle pressure by using the soft front of your thumb and hold like that for 45 seconds.
Then while you gently apply pressure all the way, begin to push upward till you almost pass the midpoint of your forehead and repeat. For one minute more continue massaging. This massage is said to be very helpful in relieving headaches and anxiety, but is also even more effective as you transition to a more relaxed state through breathing and sinking deeper into the relaxation.
While you do this, close your eyes and focus on the breathing. In order to aid with this, you may also put some pressure to “CV 17”, between your chest plates at the center. By putting some pressure on this point, it is said to help in boosting your mood, as well as in encouraging you to take deeper breathes as your chest should not rise as you breathe, but your stomach and sides should. It is similar of how a dog breathes when he is resting on his belly.