Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that is based on the idea of life energy flowing around our bodies. This technique works on several pressure points in the body that are linked to various organs. By correctly applying pressure to these points, you can treat a wide range of conditions and health issues.
1. Ear point
This is a major source of appetite control. Place your thumb in front of the triangular-shaped flap near your ear to find it. Now, open and close your jaw to find the point where it moves the most. 2 times per day, press this point for 1 to 3 minutes. According to acupressure, the ears, hands, and feet have greater energy reflection in the rest of the body, so stimulating these points is one of the most effective ways to achieve your weight loss goals.
2. The upper lip
This point is in the centre, between the upper lip and the nose. Simply press it for 1 to 5 minutes twice a day, or whenever you’re hungry or anxious.
Not only does pressing this point improve digestion, but it also helps to relieve menstrual discomfort and cramps. It is 5cm below the kneecap and slightly off-center to the outside of the leg. Every day, press this point with your forefinger for 2 minutes to help your stomach function properly. When you press it, you may experience some minor pain or discomfort.
4. Elbow point
To find this acupressure point, move your thumb from your elbow joint to the inside crease of your elbow.
Every day, press it with your thumb for 1 minute.
Stimulating this point aids in the elimination of excess body heat and moisture, promoting bowel function and preventing fluid retention.
5. Ankle ache
This point is 5cm above your ankle on the inside of your leg. Every day, apply pressure with your thumb for 1 minute and slowly release the pressure. If you are pregnant, we recommend that you avoid using this pressure point.
Apply the techniques listed above on a daily basis, and you will notice a difference in your body. Acupressure can help you stay healthy and control your appetite effectively and easily.
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