Acupressure has been paramount in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2500 years, and the fact that it is still in use today is a testimony to its effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety, illness and pain. So, if you’re looking for a new way to combat anxiety or stress then this Chinese practice is worth giving a shot.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, each individual possesses specific acupressure points throughout their body. Acupressure points lie on energy meridians. Our life force, flows through these meridians. There are 12 energy meridians which connect to major organs, as well as help keep the body in balance. The entire body will not function to its fullest and healthiest capacity if a single meridian is not functioning properly.
With the help of acupressure, areas that are not functioning well are stimulated to improve their functionality and return your body to a more natural state of well-being.
There are acupressure points for alleviating stress and anxiety as well as other ailments. We can reduce the ill effects of stress and anxiety on our health if we apply pressure to these points. This process uses the involvement of fingers while acupuncture uses needles.
Immediate stress relief is felt by a person if pressure is applied to the CV 17 area (conception vessel 17) in the center of the chest. A simple way to stimulate this point is to press firmly with a finger in a rotary movement or an up-and-down movement for several minutes at a time.