3 Acupressure Points to Alleviate Anxiety and Insomnia
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine Theory
June 16th, 2019
Do you look forward to going to sleep? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many people don’t. It’s a time that can be plagued with restlessness, anxiety, a ruminating mind, or frequent wake-ups. I know the feeling!
Alas, there has to be a way to get a night’s rest! And, dare I say, without the use of sleep medications.
Instead of tossing and turning or taking pills, one of the best tools needed to rest peacefully is located on your body. What it is? They’re acupuncture points and they are activated with acupressure!
In this video, I share with you three acupressure points to reduce restlessness, rumination, anxiety, and, palpitations. I also teach you how to do acupressure, so that you can do it to yourself whenever you need it – add it to your night time routine, while lying in bed or anytime you feel restless or anxious. You’ll be surprised how quickly your body responds.
The acupuncture points help to:
- Calm the mind (or “shen” in Chinese medicine)
- Open the chest
- Descend energy (often stuck in the head and mind)
The acupuncture points given in the video are:
- Governing vessel 24, Spirit Court or Shenting
- Conception vessel 17, Chest center or Shanzhong
- Pericardium 6 Inner pass or Neiguan
The Chinese medicine theory and physiology behind sleep, insomnia, and restlessness are profound, To put it simply, acupressure and acupuncture facilitates movement and change.
Chinese medicine has identified three organs and their channel systems as typical culprits to nighttime agitated. To learn more about which organs are involved and the theory behind them, click here to watch my video.
Did you try this practice out? Let me know in the comments below!
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Disclaimer: This information is intended for general reference only. It is not a replacement for professional health advice. The content in this post intentionally does not provide dosage information or possible interactions with prescription drugs or other medications. Please contact a certified health practitioner such as a physician of Oriental Medicine or Herbalist before considering use. To schedule an appointment with Malerie, visit the services page.
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