9. Heavenly Pillar- for Insomnia and Stress
Heavenly Pillar (B 10) is a pair of acupressure points that are excellent for reducing stress, anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, headache or heaviness in the head, neck pain and insomnia. They are also good for relieving eye strain and a stiff neck.
These points are located at one finger-width below the base of the skull on each side, on the prominent neck muscles located 1/2 inch out from the spine. Just press these acupressure points for a couple of minutes daily for several weeks.
10. Bigger Rushing- for Improving Concentration
Bigger Rushing (LV 3) acupressure point is good for improving memory and concentration. It encourages clarity of thought and focus.
Also, it helps relieve headaches, soothe tired eyes, fight fatigue, reduce hangovers, boost the immune system and prevent allergies as it keeps the body’s energy flowing smoothly.
You can easily locate this point on the top of the foot, where the bones of the big toe and second toe meet. Press it gently for a couple of minutes and then release. Do this 2 or 3 times a day for a few weeks.
Warning: Although acupressure is generally considered safe, pregnant women should consult an expert before applying this therapy as some acupoints may stimulate uterine contractions.
Plus, those suffering from arthritis, heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions should consult their doctors before trying this or any other therapy involving muscles and joints.
Avoid applying pressure on acupoints on an empty or full stomach. Do not apply acupressure on areas with broken skin or healing skin.