Relieve Stress with Pressure Points

This post isn’t exactly about a natural “product”, but this is a natural way you may be able to reduce your stress levels and other ailments. Too much negative stress wears out your body and puts strain on your heart. This post will give you some ideas to add to your #HealthyHeartChallenge tool box. I found these 5 techniques at Attn.com. Try them out & let me know if they work for you!

1. HE GU

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Locate the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are closed together and massage it for four to five seconds. This pressure point is used to treat stress, headaches, toothaches, facial pain, and neck pain.

2. JIAN JING

Pinch the shoulder muscle with your thumb and middle finger and stimulate the point for four to five seconds. It’s commonly used for stress, facial pain, headaches, toothaches, and neck pain.

3. TAI CHONG


This pressure point is used to treat stress, lower back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, limb pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Apply pressure on your foot about two finger widths above the place where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join.
4. FENG CHI

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Use your thumb to follow the mastoid (ear) bone down the groove back to where the neck muscles attach to the skull and apply pressure. This acupressure technique is recommended for stress, headache, migraine, eye blurriness, fatigue, low energy, and cold/flu symptoms.

5. ZU SAN LI

“In traditional Chinese literature and practice, this point is frequently stimulated for health promotion and longevity,” UCLA wrote. It’s also commonly used for gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, stress, and fatigue.

A NOTE TO SELF
Always remember that exercise and diet are also important components to heart health. Check out the fitness and nutrition posts here on LifexErin to get some inspiration.
Share your #HealthyHeartChallenge journey with us on social media, and keep spreading the good news.
-Erin

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