Break your Habit: Acupressure for Addictions

I support you to break old habits that work against you, so you can live a better life. In this article, I will show you how to activate Acupressure points on your temples on the Triple Warmer Meridian for counteracting addictions. For best results, practice this acupressure breathing meditation daily. Happy Chinese New Year – in the Year of the Dragon!

Acupressure Points for Breaking Addictions: I encourage you get help and support in many ways. For instance, here is a link for drug addiction treatment in New Jersey. Using natural therapies such as acupressure, meditation and breathing, here’s a simple self-acupressure technique to break addictive patterns – with eating, smoking, drugs, alcohol, and other unhealthy habits. Are you ready to work on counteracting your addictive behavior by practicing this twice daily?

Directions: Place your fingertips on your temples in the hollow areas level with and just outside your eyebrows.  Place your thumbs between your upper and lower jaws and press the muscle that pops out when you chew. Clench your back teeth as if you were chewing, then release. Clench and release in a rhythmic pattern, approximately once per second.

Each time you clench down on your molars, you should also feel a muscle pop out in the temple area, underneath your fingertips. Exert steady pressure on these points with the muscle movement, coupled with long, deep breathing.  Take long, slow deep breaths.

Continue clenching and breathing with your eyes closes for full three minutes. These acupressure points in the temples activate areas of your brain that govern memory, concentration, mental stress, body temperature, addictions and obsessions.

Most people find it difficult to do this for three minutes. At first, you can rest your elbows on a table for support.  Do what you can, and build up your timing slowly to 5 minutes a day. For instance, you may practice this meditation for 2 or 3 minutes, twice a day.

Further Acupressure Guidance: For healing affirmations and more acupressure points for counteracting addictions, check-out the book Acupressure for Emotional Healing and my instructional video, Touching Emotions.

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