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If You Press and Hold This Point On Your Chest, Stress and Anxiety Will Disappear

The practiced technique of applying pressure to certain parts of your body in order to relieve stress and experience relaxation is called, Acupressure. It is quite similar to acupuncture, but without all the needles!

Reflexology and acupressure have been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine or for more than 2,500 years!

Western medicine is now adopting techniques used in TCM, and its smaller subsets like acupressure,  and they are becoming more incorporated and accepted in modern society. Even the health fee students have to pay each semester at University, includes three acupuncture appointments to relieve stress and anxiety!

Traditional Chinese Medicine is Ever Present in Our Lives!

As we mentioned before, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been slowly incorporated into Western medicinal practices. Herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and of course we are all familiar with massage one of the most popular methods of acupressure that many people enjoy and find relaxing!

Additionally, meditation and tai chi are also considered parts of TCM that we regularly see people incorporate into their mental health regimes! It is the combination of all these things (herbal medicine, acupressure, and meditation) which would make up a whole treatment plan under Eastern medicine.

It is this concern for the overall nature of a person, their mental/spiritual health as well as their physical health, which is quite appealing for many dissatisfied with the constant use of refined pharmacology or dictation of symptoms to fix a person as if they are a robot as the critique of Western medicine often goes.

This acupressure technique has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety, Give it a try:

This decribed technique is similar to what you mght do instinctively if you have a headache.

Put a gentle pressure on the area between your eyebrows with the soft front of your thumb and hold for 45 seconds.

Then,  begin to push upward, gently applying pressure all the way, until you almost pass the midpoint of your forehead and repeat. Continue this massage for another minute. This massage is said to relieve headaches and anxiety, but is even more effective as you transition to a more relaxed state through breathing and sinking deeper into the relaxation.
After, gently place your thumb at the place between your eyebrows is, but this time touching the part that begins the slope of your nose.

During this time, you can close your eyes and focus on your breathing. To help you do this you can also apply pressure to the middle of your sternum (The point being “CV 17”, pictured below), between your chest plates at the center, as pressure at this point is said to boost your mood as well as encourage you to take deeper breathes as your chest should not rise as you breathe, but your stomach and sides should; kind of like how a dog breathes when he is resting on his belly.

So there we have, why not give them a try? After all, there has got to be a reason why so many people return from these spas that specialize in Traditional Chinese medicine so refreshed and why so many health care providers are starting to become more versed in it themselves!

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