Here at the clinic, we love to give our patients knowledge that they can take with them to manage their conditions in between acupuncture treatments.
One of the best ways to do so is with at home acupressure. There are two major points that we use often in the clinic for stress reduction and calming the mind. Today, we will be covering how to locate these two points as well as their individual benefits! Watch our video or read the corresponding blog post below.
Before we begin, acupressure is usually done with gentle pressure on the point location with a duration of 3-5 minutes on each point. Let’s get to the first point!
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This point is located in the center in between the medial sides of the
eyebrows. Yin Tang is commonly placed as the first point in an acupuncture
treatment due to its calming nature. This point calms the mind and it relieves
anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. It is also very effective for any frontal
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This point is located just distally of the junction of the 1st and 2nd metatarsals.
This is also a commonly utilized point for stress. This is a powerhouse point
to ensure smooth circulation and flow of qi. It can treat insomnia, stress,
headaches or any tension in the chest or abdomen.
Stay tuned for the last part in our series where we discuss important daily
practices to manage stress!
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