Remember the point the famous “Thinker” pressed with his knuckle? If you were on a TV quiz show, you’d know the answer: It was clear-thinking Acupressure point GV 26, located in the area between your nose and upper lip.
To hold the point, apply firm pressure while breathing deeply for one to two minutes. You’ll be pressing into the gum above your upper teeth. This point will help clear your mind and promote mental stability, and also counteract overwhelm, racing thoughts, panic, dissociation, dizziness, and fainting.
Children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and other learning disorders have chaotic energy flowing within their meridians. The GV 26 point balances this energy to ground a child’s sense of themself, and thus is effective for changing a child’s hyperactivity. Acupressure is a resource for promoting calmness and stability and reducing stress.
Acupressure point GV 26, between your nose and upper lip, is also a good first-aid point for dizziness, fainting, and emergencies when someone is going unconscious. It’s a revival point that can bring a person back into their body.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and the hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD are conditions that create impulsive, over-active behavior. Children with ADD or ADHD have trouble concentrating, and often have racing thoughts and difficulty staying focused. Acupressure on the GV 26 point can be a great asset to counteracting these imbalances.
You can also explore both the roots of these issues and techniques for relieving them through dietary considerations and psychological aspects. Here are some resources I have for you, so you can learn more about using Acupressure and healthy nutrition for self-care.
FOR GOING FURTHER:
ANOTHER ACUPRESSURE REFERENCE
Learning Disorders: Acupressure for ADD, ADHD & Dyslexia shows an Acupressure routine with additional points. It can be used with children for enhancing their sense of power and self-esteem and for calming and balancing their energy.
AN ACUPRESSURE BOOK & DVD
• Acupressure for Emotional Healing, by Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., contains 400 photos and illustrations with special chapters on PTSD, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and more. Learn Point Formulas, Self-Healing Routines, and Healing Affirmations in this book. It also includes a chapter on healthy eating.
• Touching Emotions, an instructional DVD for health professionals and massage therapists, uses Acupressure for emotional healing and trauma.