First off, a very BIG THANK YOU from the horses in Alberta. They wish to thank their human friends who did some acupressure on them after reading the blog yesterday. The CFR is back in sight! These very same horses would like to remind their humans that the damp conditions may be effecting them too. The effects they recognize in us are fatigue, moodiness, cluelessness, befuddlement, moving like we are wading through water, depression, sighing, irritable, frustration, outlook of everything just keeps going wrong and a why bother attitude. These are all symptoms of exposure to mildew or mold. So at their request I am putting up the acupressure points to clear allergies and exposure to mold or mildew for humans.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 3,000 years ago, using the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension, and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force energy (Qi or chi) to promote health and healing. Using the same points as Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupressure applies a comfortable range of pressure from gentle to firm. Acupressure is safe, non-toxic and definitely habit forming… And the horses absolutely love it!
To perform acupressure, place the ball of your thumb or middle finger on the acupressure point. Gently apply direct pressure to the point while exhaling. Use prolonged pressure directly on the point; gradual, steady, penetrating pressure for approximately three minutes is ideal. Slowly release the point while inhaling and move on to the next point.
Here are the acupressure points, their traditional names, location and benefits, which came from my super helpful book, Acupressure’s Potent Points, by Michael Reed Gach.Trust yourself, relax, breath deeply, go with the flow of energy and enjoy!.
B 10 Heavenly Pillar Location: One-half inch below the base of the skull, on the ropy muscles one-half inch outward from either side of the spine. Benefits:Relieves allergic reactions such as exhaustion, headache and itchy eyes.
K 27 Elegant Mansion Location: In the hollow below the collarbone next to the breastbone. Benefits: Relieves allergies associated with chest congestion, breathing difficulties, asthma, coughing and sore throats.
CV 6 Sea of Energy Location: Two finger widths directly below belly button. Benefits: Relieves allergies that accompany constipation, gas, fatigue, general weakness, tiredness, lethargy and insomnia.
LI 11 Crooked Pond Location: On the top, outer end of the elbow crease. Benefits: Relieves allergies, particularly inflamed skin disorders (such as hives and rashes), itching and fevers.
TW 5 Outer Gate Location: On the top of the forearm between the two armbones, two and one-half finger widths above wrist crease. Benefits: Relieves allergic reactions by strengthening the immune system.
LI 4 Joining Valley ( Caution avoid this point if you are pregnant as it could cause premature contractions in the uterus. ) Location: In the webbing between your thumb and index finger. On the outside of the hand, find the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are brought close together. Benefits: Relieves all kinds of allergies, such as headaches, hay fever, sneezing, and itching.
St 36 Three Mile Point Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap on the outside of the leg. Benefits: Strengthens the whole body to prevent as well as relieve allergies. Use to relieve fatigue. Stimulation of this point benefits digestion and helps restore the immune system.
LV 3 Bigger Rushing Location: On the top of the foot in the valley between the big toe and the second toe. Benefits: Relieves all kinds of reactions, especially bloodshot eyes and neuromuscular disorders. Invigorates and clears energy systems. Calming point.