Pressure tactics to ease relief away

  • By Team TDO

When your body is screaming with pain and stress while your mind is under great pressure, then it is time to add a little more pressure to remedy that. Acupressure is a great way to get the stress out of your body and regain your mental equilibrium.

According to the official website for acupressure:

"Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, acupressure therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain and develops spirituality and vibrant health.“

So basically if you thought acupressure is all Chinese mumbo-jumbo then think again, as it is a widely accepted branch of alternative therapy throughout the world. It basically indicates that your health is literally in your own hands.

The meridians of acupressure:

In acupressure the body is divided into different meridians with all important functions and organs of the body having a corresponding spot somewhere externally on the body. Through stimulating these spots manually by the use of the hands, fingers or thumb;the energies from these spots can be made to circulate to heal conditions related to those corresponding organs.

For instance if you have chronic fatigue and stress then to obtain relief through acupressure one must access the corresponding point which pertains to stress. These points are located at several places so one must with some practice find out which ones work best.

The pressure points for stress relief:

This point is located on the sternum directly between 2 nipples. If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or upset, just gently apply pressure with the thumb for a few minutes before going on to other points.

Another good point is the ear shenmen as it is referred to and can be found just above the triangular protrusion on the ear.Just above the next point for stress relief can be found on the ear just above the triangular fossa.

The good news with ear pressure points is that you can get multiple benefits as the points for stress is also close to the point for appetite control. Healing conditions through points on the ear is known as 'auricular acupressure'

For further detailed charts of acupressure points withevery conceivable health condition visit