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!