Acupressure is believed to relieve any type of pain by simply pressing on the points of your palm. It’s free, non-invasive, and seemingly effective. But is it too good to be true? It has been around for over 5,000 years.
You will have to go back 5,000 years in history to find out where acupressure began in ancient China. It is no coincidence that our human instinct is to apply pressure where the pain is. Likewise, this is how acupressure was born.
People have found that pressing certain points on your body will not only relieve the pain in that area, it will also affect other parts of your body.
It has been said that at the beginning of Chinese history, some soldiers injured by arrows or stones reported that many symptoms of the disease simply disappeared. Doctors could not make a logical connection between the new trauma and the restoration of their health.
Through many years of trial and error, people have found ways to relieve their pain by pressing on certain points on their bodies that are directly related to other areas.
Even today, many people are turning to acupressure and acupuncture to relieve pain as an alternative to dangerous pain relievers with a long list of side effects. After all, painkillers are one of the main causes of addiction.
Try acupressure for yourself. The best part of acupressure is that you can do it yourself and it costs nothing (especially for your health). So there is no reason not to try.
Here are the instructions:
- Locate the physical location of your pain in the diagram and press this point on your palm. Hold it for 5 seconds.
- After holding it for 5 seconds, allow it to rest for 3 seconds.
- Repeat this simple process for several minutes.
- After repeating these treatments several times a day, over the next few days, your pain should gradually decrease.
The thumb regulates the spleen and stomach as well as depression and anxiety.
So if you’re feeling emotionally stressed or have stomach pain, headaches, or skin problems, pressing your thumbs will help you get your balance back.
The index finger:
If you have a problem with your bladder and kidneys, this will help you solve your problems with these organs. In addition, it can help you manage disappointment, fear, and confusion.
By tapping on this spot, you can also get rid of toothaches, muscle aches, back problems, and heartburn.
The middle finger:
This point regulates the gallbladder and the liver. If you have mood problems or feel irritable or indecisive, pressing there can improve your mood.
In addition, it will help you improve vision and blood circulation, relieve the pain of menstrual cramps and migraines.
The ring finger:
By pressing this point, you can stimulate the function of the colon and lungs. It can also improve emotions such as fear of rejection and negativity.
People who have digestive problems, skin conditions or breathing problems such as asthma can solve their problems by pressing this point.
The pinky finger:
This point regulates the heart and small intestine. When you feel nervous, worried or insecure, your confidence can improve by tapping on this.
By tapping on this, you can also resolve bone problems, heart problems, sore throat and bloating.
The base of the thumb:
By pressing on this point, you can solve your problem of cough, respiratory distress and also tapping on this can improve your thyroid function.
The center of the palm:
This point regulates the stomach. Pressing this spot will help relieve abdominal pain or digestive distress.
The fleshy part of the palm:
The fleshy part of the palm is responsible for heart and endocrine function. This point can help you regulate heart problems and balance hormones.
The exterior of the palm:
Pressing this point can help you with annexation problems and will also help you control your sugar levels.