Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Acupressure

Soothing touch, whether it be applied to a ruffled cat, a crying infant, or a frightened child, has a universally recognized power to ameliorate the signs of distress. How can it be that we overlook its usefulness on the jangled adult as well?
~Deane Juhan


My Australian friend Kat was here last week and she had congested sinuses, so I suggested that she do the "Drop Ya Head" video (as I think of it). It was helpful enough for Kat that she asked me for the link so she could do it again as needed. I thought maybe someone else might find an acupressure theme useful for Wellness Wednesday. (Keep in mind that acupressure shouldn't be done over open wounds, bruises, varicose veins, or any area that is bruised or swollen.)

The video I showed Kat:



Some points from 3 Easy-To-Reach Self-Acupressure Points by Cheri Haines:
• Let your body and your points be your guide. Don’t get hung up on exact point locations... [you can] simply massage around the point area. You could even try, as you massage, to narrow in on a particular spot over time.

• When you find your spot, you don’t need much pressure. What you want to focus on is the angle. To experiment with this, when you get to the spot or point, try pivoting your finger a little to the right, left, up or down to achieve your optimal sensation.

• Find time for you. You don’t need a lot of time to practice self-acupressure—just five minutes or so can be very effective.
A little selection of acupressure videos. Please use with caution based on your own specific health concerns!





This dude's voice is very calming, in addition to the acupressure point he shows:





1 comment:

HWY said...

Excellent tips...and they're easy to do. I think that acupressure should be a primary tool in handling stress.