Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.
Here are two common acupuncture points to reduce stress and promote health and well being.
- Conception Vessel 17
Location: In the center of the sternum (breastbone) between the nipples
Function: Good for stress, anxiety, asthma, chest pain and tightness, indigestion, cough, dyspnea, hiccoughs, intercostal neuralgia, mastitis, palpitations, respiratory disorders, throat disorders and wheezing. Regulates Qi and blood, strengthens the lungs, benefits the breast and promote lactation.
- Pericardium 6
Location: On the inside of the forearm, in between the tendons, approximately two and a half finger widths above the wrist crease.
Function: Used to reduce irritability, anxiety and stress. Helps regulate discomfort and pain in the hypochondriac region and chest, relieves irregular or painful menses and PMS. Also good for poor memory, insomnia, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, wrist pain and neck aches.