Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nausea, Stress, and PMS? Treat it Yourself with Acupressure

Next up in my acupressure series... another point that is helpful in many situations!

This point is Nei Guan, Inner Border Gate, a point two finger-breadths above the wrist crease between the tendons m. palmaris longus and m. flexor carpi radialis (the two main tendons on the wrist).  You can find the tendons by making a fist. With firm pressure push here when you are experiencing:

  • Nausea. For any reason.  There are magnetic wrist bands designed to hold pressure on this point for motion sickness and morning sickness.  Or just use your fingers.
  • Depression or anxiety related to the menstrual cycle, especially PMS.  
  • In esoteric acupuncture it helps with the emotional pain and heartbreak after a relationship breaks up.
  • Acid Reflux
  • Stress of any kind, especially if it's causing stress or tension headaches in the back of the head or neck. 

Give it a try and post any thoughts or questions below!

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