Face acupressure points: When you feel emotional distress, your body reacts in a variety of ways. Your skin can become flushed, you may sweat, or you may cry. You may also experience muscle tension in certain areas of your body. One area that acupressure can help with emotional distress is the face, as there are acupressure points there that are directly connected to your emotions and stress levels.
In this guide to face acupressure points and how they’re related to emotional distress, we’ll go over what each point means, how to stimulate it, and how to use it to reduce your stress levels.
Face acupressure points guides :
Face acupressure Points of the eyes:
Most of us have heard about or tried face massages at some point in our lives. You may have also heard that by manipulating certain pressure points on your face, you can improve your health and wellbeing.
These pressure points, called meridians, are basically invisible channels through which Qi (energy) is supposed to flow. The eyes are each connected to specific organs in your body via these meridians, and so if you stimulate them accordingly you can help to promote healthy function in those organs. Here’s a guide to some of the most important eye acupressure points. But before we start…
Acupuncture means insertion of needles and there is no evidence to suggest that any acupuncture point on your face requires needles to be stimulated for it to work. So feel free to use a toothpick, chopstick or even your fingers – just don’t poke yourself in the eye! If you don’t know where all of these points are, take a quick look at my handy diagram below:
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Points between eyebrows:
Known as Sibai in Chinese, these acupressure points are located at your inner eyebrows (1.5 cun directly below your brow line) in between your eyes. They’re a point that’s linked to many different organs such as kidney, liver, gallbladder and spleen, amongst others. Stressing out over work or feeling anxious can cause headaches around here.
If you have low energy and feel anxious often, try rubbing these areas for some relief! It’s also worth noting that touching these points can relieve nausea by calming an irritated stomach or relieving an upset stomach by stimulating it.
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like there is much English literature on treating specific ailments with just touching your face though… I guess practice makes perfect! 😛
Points at the top of your head:
Headaches can be reduced or alleviated by gently pressing two very specific points at your hairline, which have been shown to stimulate certain nerves. Gently applying pressure with your thumb while massaging in circular motions may help if you experience headaches on a regular basis.
It’s also important to understand that not all headaches are alike and some may require medical attention. If you experience any head pain that is different from what you’re used to, or if it lasts for more than 24 hours, see a doctor.
Points on your chin and nose:
When your doctor checks for flu-like symptoms, he or she is looking at your face. To do so effectively, doctors check certain acupuncture points on your chin and nose that correspond to different body parts. For example, checking your nasal cavity involves pressing on a point in between both eyes that corresponds to your nasal passage.
Pressing another point in between your eyebrows corresponds to one of four organs in Chinese medicine: lungs, large intestine, stomach or heart. Acupuncturists claim that by tapping into these hidden reflexology zones with their fingers, they can treat problems not found in standard anatomy books.
Find out which acupressure points correspond to other body parts and how pressing them could help you feel better today.
Points below the bottom lip:
The first series of points begins below your bottom lip. According to Qi, these five points stimulate organs associated with breathing and digestion. The fifth point is located just above your chin; some experts believe that stimulating it can help maintain strong bones.
Stimulating these areas can improve functions associated with them, but may also have effects unrelated to their main purpose. As an example, stimulating point number three increases circulation in nearby areas (including the genitals), but its main function is to promote digestion.
For best results when using acupressure as a part of a treatment plan, seek guidance from a licensed practitioner familiar with Chinese medicine before beginning treatment.
Pressure points for sleep:
The pressure point for sleep is on your temple, three finger-widths from your eye and four finger-widths above it. Place one or two fingers directly on that point. Gently push down until you feel a bit of resistance—but don’t press hard enough to hurt yourself—and hold it there.
This exercise should be done when you first go to bed, as well as several times throughout the night if needed. Because of how many pressure points are in our hands, massaging them can stimulate endorphins and release tension that might otherwise be held in our faces; you can also try rubbing your temples gently with both thumbs while making mmm sounds.
You can even place a hot water bottle on your face (or use an ice pack, depending on which feels better) to help relax tense muscles. But remember: You’re going for comfort here, not pain. If any exercise hurts too much or doesn’t seem to help at all, stop doing it! In fact, consult a doctor before trying any kind of self-massage technique if you have high blood pressure or take blood thinners.
Facial pressure points for sinus:
Closer to your nose, you’ll find three main pressure points. The first is located between your eyebrows, while one point lies in front of each eye. Applying pressure to these areas can relieve sinus headaches, although it might take a few minutes to work.
You can also gently massage these spots in a circular motion for instant relief from sinus pain. These pressure points are particularly useful because most of us have sinus pain on a regular basis—we just don’t know about it until something blocks our sinuses and we feel its unpleasant symptoms. Thanks to facial acupressure, relieving our sinuses has never been easier or more effective!
Pressure point behind ear dangerous:
These pressure points are often missed or only briefly mentioned, yet can be just as important as other pressure points in treating disease. The needling of these point helps relieve headaches, vomiting and dizziness. Pressing them relieves constipation and promotes a bowel movement.
More severe illnesses are treated with stronger stimulation using moxibustion on these specific areas: Sciatic pain is relieved by needling SP-8 at its base level; chest cough is relieved by SP-6 at its upper location. Acute abdominal pain is relieved by needling ST-25 at its lower location. Swelling of one side of body is reduced by pressing P-3, located near middle finger’s tip on outside edge of hand (by whorl).
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Painful ulcers can be healed quickly if needled GV-20 (at nape) and CV-4 (at abdomen). Acupuncture points play an important role in Chinese medicine for treatment because it allows you to reach areas that may not be easily accessible through conventional means such as massage therapy or physical therapy.
It also gives your body natural healing abilities to fight diseases like cancer that may have spread throughout your body from one particular area.
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