Acupressure for Emotional Healing
Healing Emotional Trauma
Start by watching this video for releasing anxiety, where your guided step by step to promote calmness by holding a powerful Acupressure point with deep breathing. Then you’ll find how Acupressure relieves difficult emotions using self-healing applications.
You’ll also find more Self-Acupressure points and applications for specific issues, such as Emotional Numbness, Calming Anxiety, Depression & Grief, and Overwhelm & Worry. Finally, you’ll find further resources for healing, including an online program and my complete self-care guide, Acupressure for Emotional Healing.
How Acupressure Relieves Blocked Emotions
Acupressure relaxes the tight muscles that result from emotional stress and trauma. A hurtful emotional incident can cause the body to contract its muscles, like protective armor, in order to shield your inner self.
When something frightens you or someone treats you abrasively, your neck and shoulders may tighten in response. This reaction prevents healing energy from circulating throughout your body.
In response, your body may overreact and lock up, causing a mixture of physical ailments and emotional imbalances. In addition, spiritual aspects of our lives may also be affected and shut down, causing depression, apathy, and diminished self-awareness.
Tension and emotional pain tend to accumulate at Acupressure points. As an Acupressure point is held, tension yields to the finger pressure or elongation, enabling muscle fibers to relax, blood to circulate freely, and toxins to be released and eliminated.
Acupressure reaches to the core of many emotional disorders and stress-related problems. By freeing unresolved emotional experiences stored in the body, Acupressure can alleviate many everyday complaints such as headaches, stiffness, sluggishness, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and depression. When healing energy flows, anxiety turns to calm and depression lifts, encouraging overall physical wellness.
Acupressure’s Healing Advantage
Many therapies deal with the mental and emotional characteristics of trauma, but do not balance the body’s life force, which governs its physiological component. This is a limitation of these approaches.
Acupressure has a distinct advantage over these other therapies, since it creates healing of the body, mind, and emotions. It also works directly with the body’s energetic core, which is affected by trauma.
Self-Acupressure for Emotional Healing
GV 26, located between the upper lip and nose, is a famous first-aid revival point. Apply pressure firmly into the upper gum to counteract emotional numbness and dissociation.
The Sea of Tranquility (CV 17) is located on the center of the breastbone. It’s the best point to hold during an emotional release to bring a calm feeling. It can help reduce anxiety, panic attacks, and nervousness.
You can also hold this point when you feel frustrated, irritated, or tense. It releases tightness in the chest and makes deep breathing easier.
Use your fingertips to hold CV 17 for three minutes, as you breathe slowly and deeply. This creates an instant calming effect whenever you feel agitated or under stress.
You can repeat this many times throughout the day when you want to calm yourself. Try it the next time you feel frustrated, irritated, nervous, or anxious. The more you practice this technique, the more the point will open for achieving inner peace and improving the quality of your life.
Depression & Grief
Place your hands on the opposite sides of your chest, on the Letting Go Lung 1 points (Lu 1), located in the upper, outer chest region. Holding Lu 1 aids in letting go of depression, grief, and expectations.
Breathe deeply into these points, breathing out any worrisome thoughts, for two minutes. Make the sound of ahhhh on the exhalation to further release your stress.
Overwhelm & Worry
Briskly rub both Three Mile points (St 36), located four finger-widths below the kneecap and outside of the shinbone, with your fists for one minute. Repeat this several times a day for a few months.
St 36 is effective for preventing dissociation and helps the client to ground and stabilize after an emotional release. Stimulating this point several times daily is good for relieving sugar cravings, worrisome thoughts, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia.
Acupressure Emotional Healing Resources
Emotional Healing Articles: Acupressure for Depression and Acupressure for Anxiety & Nervousness provide additional content on achieving Emotional Healing. As well, Healing Emotions & Trauma is one of the main benefits of Acupressure.
within the Self-Acupressure A to Z section of this website.