We all confront anxiety at some point of time in our lives. The terms, “anxiety & stress”, might sound pretty normal for most of us but create an extremely unbearable situation on getting heavier on our minds. With shivering hands, irritability, and lack of self-control; we often don’t understand the exact direction of life and feel stuck within the loop of restlessness.
Stress is an unavoidable situation that effectively causes fatigue, weight gain, lack of concentration, and hosts many more troubles. In fact, stress often leads to severe skin disorders and body malfunctions. That’s the reason I’ve always promoted body healing with essential oils and some more calming adaptogens while prioritizing sufficient sleep whenever someone felt anxiety.
However, as time passed, I gradually realized that some anxiety disorders require more attention and quick relief, so one’s mind goes back to the right track immediately. Acupressure is a traditional Chinese method of putting pressure on certain parts of the body with either hand or fingers. The pressure unblocks the entire Qi flow while restoring the internal harmony and releasing stress.
The best thing about acupressure is you can do it absolutely on your own - release stress and anxiety, avert diseases, and promote good health. Whether you’re at home, at the office, or stuck in the traffic, acupressure therapies can give you an instant relief anywhere without asking you to find a relaxing place. Here are a few points you can massage gently to release stress, anxiety, and leave the entire burden of tension from your head.
Hall of Impression Point
The middle point in between your eyebrows is the hall of impression point. Putting pressure on this point helps you with reduced stress and anxiety. Just sit comfortably, close your eyes, and firmly massage the middle portion between your eyebrows in a circular motion for 10 minutes. After you’re done, open your eyes and you’ll feel instant relief from all your worries.
Union Valley Point
In the webbing between your index finger and thumb is known as the union valley point. Stimulating this particular point can help you cut off neck pain, headaches, and stress. Remember, if you’re pregnant, you mustn’t try this out, as the point effectively induces labor. Gentle pressure on the webbing between your index finger and thumb reduces stress at the earliest. Repeat the procedure on both the hands for a few seconds and don’t forget to focus on your breathing.
Inner Frontier Gate Point
About three finger widths below your wrist, there lies the inner frontier gate point. Apart from releasing anxiety, this point also helps you reduce pain and nausea. Turn your palm facing up and measure three fingers below your wrist with your other hand. In between the tendons, in the hollow, there lies the point. Massage the point for a couple of minutes while keeping it under firm pressure. Do it on both the hands and feel your anxiety descending instantly.
Shoulder Well Point
Pinch your shoulder muscle with your thumb and index finger to indicate the shoulder well point. This specific point is extremely responsive to stress, headaches, and muscle pain or tension. Similar to the union valley point, this point can also induce labor, so avoid this pattern during your pregnancy. As soon as you find the shoulder well point, apply firm and gentle pressure on it with your index finger. Massage for two minutes until you feel a little uncomfortable and release the point.
Heavenly Gate Point
At the tip of the triangle-like hollow in the upper shell of your ear, you’ll find the heavenly gate point. You might have to use the mirror to navigate to the exact point. Stimulating the point firmly is known as an instant-reliever of stress, insomnia, and anxiety. You may massage the point for two to three minutes in a circular motion and attain a noticeable result in minutes.
Great Surge Point
About two or three finger widths below the insertion of your second toe and big toe, you find the great surge point. The point lies just above the bones in the hollow. Navigate to the point straightaway by moving your finger down in between your first two toes and put deep, firm pressure on the point. Massage gently for four to five minutes and release it with ease. Apart from releasing stress and anxiety, you may also find relief from menstrual cramps, insomnia, and pain.
The Final Touch to Anxiety & Stress Relieving
Acupressure is found to be the wonderful reliever of stress on a temporary basis. However, no proof has been found on its impact on the ongoing anxiety disorders. In that case, being an Ayurveda believer, we suggest everyone look for some organic solutions when it comes to stress.
Baidyanath-initiated Goodcare has released Stress Guard Oil for the people dealing with constant stress. The oil is excellent at rejuvenating your mind and body after a long stressful day. Its Tulsi, Narangi, Dharu, and Safed Chandan oil soothes your mind and body with an aromatic effect. If none of the acupressure methods works, opt for this organic therapy to enhance mindfulness and healthy living.