Have you subconsciously rubbed the arch between your eyebrows for headache or stress relief? You were actually touching an accupoint
, a pressure point commonly used in acupressure, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
involves placing pressure on certain acupoints on the body to stimulate the body’s energy and restore balance. It uses similar acupoints to acupuncture, without the needles.
It is believed that life energy called qi (chi)
flows through 12 major points of the body called meridians
, which connect to specific or networks of organs throughout the body. If a meridian is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur.
Acupressure is thought to help restore balance by activating the meridians.
How can you use acupressure to help you fall asleep?
There are many acupoints that help alleviate sleeplessness, however the following five points can be pressed by you, without needing a partner, just before bed.
If your partner is willing, they are fantastic when combined with a massage to increase relaxation.
Will acupressure work for you? Why not try it and see?
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