A Natural Approach to Emotional Balance
Traumatic events and painful experiences cause the body to shut down and trap negative feelings. This results in physical ailments and emotional imbalances. Self-Acupressure releases this muscular tension and restores the flow of vital energy, making resolution possible.
Start by watching my video below for releasing anxiety, where I guide you step by step. I demonstrate how to promote calmness by holding a powerful Acupressure point with deep breathing.
Then look under the video — and learn more Self-Acupressure points for Tuning Out/Numbness, Calming Anxiety, Depression & Grief, and Overwhelm & Worry. You’ll also find information about my complete self-care guide, 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.
A Healing Resource
Acupressure for Emotional Healing is a comprehensive Self-Acupressure guide. It covers many aspects of emotional health and balancing. The wisdom offered includes Acupressure points and routines for a number of common emotional issues, such as anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, guilt, stress, trauma, and more.