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Acupressure Points For Depression


If emptiness and despair have taken hold of your life and won't go away, you may have depression. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better.

Acupressure is useful in alleviating depression. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, using anti-depression acupressure points can help to release the blocked energy which causes the bad feelings.

The following are 3 important acupressure points to get rid of depression. Try and be happy again. You do not have to use all of these points every time. Using just one or two of them whenever you have a free hand can be effective.

Feng-Ci Point: Fresh with Energy

Feng-Ci points are found in the hollows between the two large neck muscles, just below the base of the skull. You may feel a bit pain from ear to both sides of the head when press Feng-Ci points firmly. “Feng” means the wind, “Ci” means the container, “Feng-Ci” points are important place to contain the positive energy according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Press the point will help relieve depression, neck tension, headache and irritability.

【Steps】

Sit down comfortably with your spine straight and feet flat about shoulder-width apart one another.

Relax your muscles while breathing in and out in slow, deep breaths.

Place your thumbs on the Feng-Ci points; press firmly for up to 5 minutes.

Repeat this exercise for 2-3 times every day if necessary.

Dan-Zhong Point: Relieve the pressure

Dan-Zhong Point is located on the midway between the nipples. Dan-Zhong point is the meeting point of the Qi of the whole body, and it is an important tonic point as well. Give regular stimulation on this specific point can diffuse and rectify the Qi, and relieve depression, nervousness, anxiety, chest tension, anguish, and other emotional imbalances.

【Steps】

Find a position that is comfortable to beginning the acupressure, and close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Place your thumb on the Dan-Zhong point, knead steady for up to 5 minutes. Or use your thenar (the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb) with rubbing and scrubbing manipulation on the point back and forth for 20 times.

Repeat this exercise for 2-3 times every day if necessary.

Lao-Gong Point: Calm Down Quickly

Lao-Gong Point is located on the tip of the middle finger lands, in the palm of the hand, when we make a fist (i.e. between the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones). “Lao” means labor or toil, “Gong” means palace; so the point name is often translated as “palace of labor”. That’s because the hands are the part of the body frequently used to engage in manual labor. Lao Gong is classical acupressure point to cool off spirit, resolve fatigue and help to feel calmer.

【Steps】

Take deep breath through mouth and slowly letting the air out through nose.

Simply rest one hand, palm up, and use other thumb press firmly on the point moving in tiny circles for up to 5 minutes. Use both hands by turns.

Or make a fist and let the tip of the middle finger press on the point for at least 2 minutes, hold the fist as hard as you can. Let the fist free and then repeat.

Repeat this exercise for 2-3 times every day if necessary.

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