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Acupressure Techniques for Common Ailments

Chinese massage promotes blood and qi flows, smoothes meridians and regulates organs, and thus benefits the overall physical condition. For musculoskeletal problems, it is best to obtain the services of a massage professional, as improper massage manipulation can easily lead to further damage. For general health maintenance, there are some acupressure techniques that you can do yourself. The techniques are simple and fairly easy to learn. Generally, you just need to select an appropriate massage plan that suits your health need, perform it in the morning and evening and make it last 20-30 minutes each time.

Chinese massage methods can be a simple and easy way to treat many ailments. In this section, we introduce some useful acupressure techniques for self-healing.

Acupressure for easing mental stress and relaxation

1.  Sit still with eyes looking forward and teeth clenched, use the palm to pat evenly over the crown of the head, 20 times,
2.  Press the thumbs on the inner sides of the eyebrows (Bl2) and knead 30 times.
3.  Wipe the forehead with the middle knuckles of the index fingers, 30 times.
4.  Press and knead the corners of the forehead inside the hairline (St8), 30 times.
5.  Press and knead along the back of the head within the hairline with the thumbs, 30 times.
6.  Knead the lateral side of the wrist (Ht7) on both hands, 30 times.
7.  Knead 3-finger-breadths above the inner malleolus of each ankle (Sp6), 30 times.
8.  Finish by rubbing the center of the soles of the feet (Kl1), 30 times.

The massage is helpful for insomnia, mental fatigue, absent-mindedness, drowsiness and listlessness. When kneading or pressing on particular points, there should be enough force to bring about numbness or soreness, while rubbing or wiping should create a feeling of warmth.

Acupressure for easing mental stress and relaxation
Acupressure for easing mental stress and relaxation