9 Acupressure Points to Relieve Anxiety and Stress:
Three Mile Point– This point is located two finger width below the knee cap and four finger widths towards the outside region of the leg. Applying pressure at this point increases and regulates energy flow, relieves fatigue and helps in increasing concentration. Apply pressure for 1 minute and move to the next point.
Great Rushing– This point is located in the webbing between the big and the second toe. Applying pressure on this point helps in unblocking the choked meridians and maintaining smooth flow of energy through the meridians.
Grandfather-Grandson– This point is located at the side of the inside of the foot, three finger width behind the base of the big toe. Applying pressure at this point helps all-round nourishment and balanced circulation of energy throughout body and mind, helps in relieving the mind from worries and anxiety. In addition it also helps relieve ankle pains.
Inner Gate– If you draw a straight line on your palm starting between your index and middle finger and straight through your arm, this point will lie on this line 3 finger widths above the wrist crease. Applying pressure on this point helps in protecting the heart from excess stress, encourages deep breathing and relieves nausea.
Outer Gate– This point is located on the back side of the arm 3 finger widths above the wrist, between the two tendons. Stimulating this point helps in supporting the immune function and increases energy flow through the body.
Union Valley– This point is located in the webbing between the thumb and the index finger. Stimulating this point helps in reducing muscle tension and relieving stress.
Central Treasury– This point is located two finger widths above the point where yours arms meet your chest. Stimulating this point helps in beep breathing, increasing blood flow and balancing the emotions.
Will’s Chamber– This point is located at the mid-section of your waist, about 3 finger widths away from the spine. Stimulating this point helps in distributing energy flow through all meridians, strengthen the whole body and relieve back tension.
Shoulder Well– This point is located at the ridge of the Shoulder halfway between the point of your shoulder and the base of your neck. Stimulating this point helps in relieving stress and tension and unhindered flow of energy.
Try out these easy reflexology treatments on yourself or give a helping hand to a loved one for relaxing the senses and overall well-being- physical, mental and spiritual.
adapted from modern reflexology