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Find Your Pressure Points: Fight Stress and Illness With Acupressure

Acupressure has been around for 5000 years and it’s the best way to let well-being and energy flow in your body.

Acupressure is actually a practice of applying pressure to certain points on your body to balance your life energy. The pressure points are actually energy channels in the body called meridians. When you apply pressure to these points, your brain releases endorphins, chemicals that ease pain and give you a pleasurable feeling. Acupressure can also help you relax your muscles, improve blood flow and reduce tension.

Acupressure isn’t just a cure, it’s also prevention since can help your body resist illness and stress.

“Disease is the last stage of a process that begins with imbalance and disharmony on an energetic level. When the body’s energy flows smoothly and harmoniously, it sustains life, nourishes the organs, and maintains health and vitality”, explains Jack Forem, author of “Healing with Pressure Point Therapy”.

“Quantum physics shows us that solid matter, including our bodies, is the outermost shell of a multilayered energy body that beneath the physical surface there are levels of cells, molecules, atoms, and subatoms. We also know that subtle levels are more powerful than surface levels. The theory beneath energy-based modalities is that practitioners impact the whole by manipulating the subtle,” says Forem.

For healing, acupressure practitioners apply pressure near the affected areas. For example, applying pressure on certain points on your head can help you fight anxieties.

On the other hands, there are the distal points that are found in the opposite part of your body from the area of pain. For example, to cure your migraine, practitioners apply pressure on your foot.

Acupressure is safe for anyone and basic acupressure is really easy to learn.

Top 10 Acupressure Points

1. Pool At the Crook

Applying pressure on this point will relieve pain in the elbow, arm, shoulder and also regulates your digestive system.


This point is found in the crook of the elbow. Hold your left arm at a 90-degree angle and turn your left palm up. Put the right thump at the outside end of the elbow crease and press.

2. Adjoining Valley

This is one of the most important points in acupressure. It relaxes tense muscles, relieves headaches and improves bowel function.


Place your left hand palm down and squeeze your thumb and fingers together. Relax your left hand and with your right hand, apply pressure on the spot between your thumb and index finger.


3. Sea of Blood

This point will cleanse your blood and nourish your skin.


Sit in a chair with your feet on the floor. Look for a bulge in your thigh muscle, above the top edge of your knee. The bulge is found on the top inside portion of the leg. Press this point with your thumps.

4. Three Mile Foot

This point is great for runners who need that extra energy. Applying pressure on this point will revitalize the chi of your entire body.


This point is found 4 fingers width below the lower edge of your kneecap and 1 finger width to the outside of your shinbone.

5. Bigger Rushing

This is the best and most powerful stress relieving point.


This point is easy to find since it’s on the top of your foot. Put the tip of your index finger between your big toe and second toe. Slide your finger until you feel an indentation. Apply pressure on this point.


6. Abundant Splendor

Pressure to this point reduces mucus buildup and reduces sinus congestion.


This point is a little hard to find. Take a seat and find the point. The point is located on the outside of your leg, between your ankle bone and the center of your kneecap.

7. Three Yin Meeting

Applying pressure to this point improves energy flow to the liver, spleen and kidney. It’s also amazing for relieving menstrual pain.


Press your thumb into the center of the anklebone and slide up the inner leg 4 finger widths. The point is just off the tibia toward the back of the leg.

8. Supreme Stream

This point is amazing for nourishing your kidneys.



Place your right thumb on the inside of the prominent bone in your left ankle. Slide your thumb toward the Achilles’ tendon. The point is found between the bone and the tendon.


9. Wind Pool

Applying pressure to these points can ease migraines, headaches, neck stiffness and colds.


These 2 points are located along the ridge of the occipital bone. Put your thumbs on the base of your skull near your hairline. Slide your thumbs along your skull until each thumb is between your spine and your ear. The points are between the 2 neck muscles, where the neck meets the skull.

10. Associated Point of Kidney

Applying pressure to these points will regulate the water flow in your body and keep your kidney healthy.


The points are located on either side of your lower back, above the upper rim of the sacrum. The best way to apply pressure on these points is to lie on the floor with one or two tennis balls under you.


Source: experiencelife.com