Acupressure for Anxiety Release
Unlocking Vital Points to
Calm Your Mind with Dr. Alexa Woods
Acupressure, an ancient practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, offers a remarkable way to integrate wellness into your daily life. By targeting specific acupressure points, such as GOVERNING VESSEL 20 (DU-20) and SHENMEN, you can effectively manage anxiety, fear, and even physical discomfort. These points serve as gateways to balance your body's energy, helping you remain calm, focused, and emotionally centered. Incorporating these simple techniques into your daily routine can be a transformative step toward enhancing your overall well-being, enabling you to navigate life's challenges with serenity and poise.
Acupressure Points for Anxiety Relief:
GOVERNING VESSEL 20 (DU-20) – "Hundred Meetings"
Location: Located at the crown of the head. To find DU-20, place a finger at the top of each ear and follow an imaginary line upward; DU-20 is located where your two fingers meet.
Actions: DU-20 plays a vital role in regulating the movement of all yang energy in the body. Applying pressure to this point can have a dual effect: it can elevate yang energy to alleviate depression and sadness, and simultaneously ground excessive energy to reduce anxiety and overthinking. DU-20 clears the mind, enhancing focus and presence.
Additional Benefits: Referred to as a "Sea of Marrow" point, DU-20 nourishes the brain and offers relief for conditions such as headaches, dizziness, insomnia, and various neurological issues.
SHENMEN – "Spirit Gate"
Location: Find the SHENMEN point on the helix, the upper portion of the ear, just inside the triangular area.
Actions: SHENMEN is a significant acupressure point for alleviating apprehension, fear, anxiety, and addiction. It also helps reduce inflammation and regulate the sympathetic nervous system. Chinese auricular acupuncturists consider tenderness or electrical activity at the SHENMEN point an indicator of neurasthenia or pain presence.
Unlocking these acupressure points can significantly contribute to calming your mind and relieving anxiety, providing a holistic approach to wellness during stressful times.
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