Pain Relief with Acupressure
I’m assuming most of you aren’t feeling 100 percent after the weekend. I can sympathize and extend a small piece of advice that helps me get through this mental fog that is Monday. It’s called Acupressure, it's amazing, and it can offer much needed relief when other options aren't at your fingertips.
Acupressure is the ancient Chinese healing practice of pressing or massaging certain points on the body that stimulate self-curative abilities. I have used this for many years and can tell you from personal experience that it has helped significantly, especially for those who need a quick fix. Here are just a couple of acupoints you can use as needed:
For headaches: spread your index finger and thumb, then place the joint of your opposite thumb along the webbing and bend the thumb over. The point is just in front of the tip of your thumb -- search around until you find the sore spot. you may need to press or rub the point in 20- to 30-second intervals for up to 10 minutes before the effect is felt. You might also need to repeat throughout the day.
For nausea: Inside the forearm, two thumb-widths above the wrist crease, between the two tendons. The point is actually located below surface level, so pushing deep is most effective. Again, you may need to press or rub the point in 20- to 30-second intervals for up to 10 minutes before the effect is felt.
Putting pressure on acupoints straightens out imbalances in the body, activates the immune system and aids proper circulation.These are just a couple of options but there are multiple acupressure points that can be utilized for various symptoms. For more acupoint information checkout: http://www.naturalnews.com/acupressure.html.
* This information is not meant to replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects.
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