Similar to acupuncture, the meridian tapping technique involves repetitively tapping on the body’s meridian points to release tension and restore balance to your internal system. The origins of tapping lie in traditional Chinese medicine, an ancient philosophy of healing — where illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely — that evolved in the East thousands of years ago. While acupuncture restores the flow of qi via placing hair-thin needles at specific energy points, tapping puts pressure on these points using the hands.
Try this tapping method to help support your lymphatic system and boost your immune and circulatory system!
This exercise can be a stand-alone practice, tacked onto a regular yoga or exercise routine or as a nice way to start or end a meditation session. It can be done any time of day but mornings, during mid-afternoon energy slumps or anytime you feel tired or anxious, are great times to take a break and tap! Check out these other at home routines: