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IN Health & Fitness ON 04 Apr, 2016
You might have heard about Acupressure, a method which was earlier practiced by the Chinese and is still used by people to get themselves relieved from pain in different parts of the body. According to many studies, it is been discovered that on pressing the acupressure points correctly, you can experience positive outcomes in relation to pain and discomfort.
The best part about acupressure and reflexology is that they are self-administered. So you do not need to wait for an appointment or any such thing. Know further benefits of acupressure and how just pressing a point can console you.
In reflexology and acupressure, restorative pressure massage is provided in particular areas of hands and feet that facilitate optimal health and pain mitigation. The researches held in this direction has proved that acupressure not only aids in pain but also in vomiting, nausea and many other.
You might have experienced that suddenly your heart starts beating very fast and that is called heart palpitation. This can be a result of nervousness and anxiety.
The heart palpitations are scary to experience, they are not harmful though and can be treated through acupuncture method, the only difference is that in acupuncture, needles are used instead of fingers.
The point for the acupressure method is found in the centre of the breastbone, 4 thumb widths above from lower side of the bone and this point is called 'sea of tranquility'. Hence, press on the point for 1 to 2 minutes using your thumb and breathe slowly. Use the picture for a better understanding.
For treating nervousness, chest problems, heart palpitations, asthma, cough, anxiety and several breast issues like- insufficient lactation and mastitis.
It is another point of repose under acupressure and this eye point is situated between the eyebrows. Hence, it is named as the third eye.
On continuing pressing the third eye point, all your sleeping disorders, insomnia, headaches and eye related issues will fade away. It will soothe your entire body and will even help you in issues related to dizziness and congestion of the nose.
To activate the third eye point, you just need to close your eyes and sit in a relaxed position. Further, stimulate the point with your index and middle fingers along with your palms, continue pressing point for a minute and breathe deeply.
The most important part comes of breathing. While employing any of the acupressure technique, it is required to breathe evenly and deeply. This will treat and relax your whole body and mind.