Meditation and Acupressure for Stress

I love using acupressure. It is a great way to stimulate the flow of qi (energy) that has been blocked or stagnated in an area because of stress. Some of my favorite points are Pericardium 8, Kidney 1, or directly on the area that is causing discomfort. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is believed that acupuncture points work by regulating the qi (energy) of the body to create balance and health. When there is a blockage, there is a disruption of qi (pronounced chee) and disharmony in the body occurs. This disharmony ranges in all types of ailments of the mental, physical and/or emotional bodies.

 

There are two methods I like to use for acupressure. (Please see picture below for details).They both incorporate aspects of meditation. It important in the relieving of stress and/or anxiety to “remove yourself” from the borage of thoughts and in your head and “place yourself” in the present moment. Pressing on points and focusing on that is an excellent way to do this. In addition, you also benefit from the practice of acupressure/self-acupuncture.

 

Meditation and Acupressure for Stress

 

As you can see from the picture above, I use either of two methods. I generally use the second method almost exclusively. Remember when you are doing either method to breathe from your lower abdomen and to press to your own comfort level. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask by posting in the comment section. For more acupressure points for stress, please visit the Acutake website.

Shawngela Pierce

Written by : Shawngela Pierce

Shawngela is a Law of Attraction and Meditation coach. Her focus is to help people attain true health and wellbeing by using her gift to channel information to guide others. Schedule a session with Shawngela and find out how the power to heal lies within you.

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