This is an important point that everyone should know. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupressure point K 27 balances the thyroid gland and relieves chest congestion, anxiety, throat spasms, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and back pain. K 27 opens your ability to breathe deeply, which is key to releasing the endorphins, the neuro-chemicals that relieve pain. The K 27 points on the chest are calming and are easy to find and use.
K 27 is both the Master Yu (back) point and the exit point of the Kidney Meridian. These potent Acupressure points are located on both sides of your chest, under your collarbone. They are also good for phlegm, coughing, difficult breathing, chest tightness, and agitation.
The K 27 Acupressure points are easy to locate and stimulate. Place your fingertips below your collarbone on the muscle just off your breastbone. Rub with firm pressure, feeling for an indentation and soreness. When you get the point, you will feel a connection — with either your throat, chest, or your breathing.
I find it’s powerful to cross your arms and use your right hand to press the left side of your chest, with your left hand also pressing the right side. Or you can do just one side at a time, with the opposite hand, if only one hand is free. You can also use your thumb on one side of your chest and your index finger on the other. Use enough pressure to connect with the tightness or soreness. Hold for 2 minutes, as you breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat 3 to 5 times daily for greater effectiveness.
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