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Acupressure Points for Relieving Insomnia.
Working on these points can help you get better
quicker. You do not have to use all of these
points. Using just one or two of them whenever
you have a free hand can be effective.
Points (A) -- Wind Mansion
Location: In the center of the back of the head
in a large hollow under the base of the skull.
Benefits: Relieves insomnia as well as mental
Points (B) -- Gates of Consciousness
Location: Below the base of the skull, in the
hollow between the two large vertical neck muscles,
two to three inches apart depending on the size
of the head. Benefits: Relieves arthritis, headaches,
and neck pain that causes insomnia.
Points (C) -- Heavenly Pillar
Location: One-half inch below the base of the
skull on the ropy muscles located one-half inch
outward from the spine. Benefits: Relieves insomnia,
stress, burnout, and exhaustion.
Points (D) -- Vital Diaphragm
Location: Between the shoulder blades and the
spine at heart level. Benefits: This upper back
point relieves insomnia, and calms high emotions
such as anxiety, which can inhibit sleep.
Points (E) -- Inner Gate
Location: In the middle of the inner side of
the forearm, two and one-half finger widths
from the wrist crease. Benefits: Relieves insomnia
and several other common complaints that can
keep one from sleeping, such as anxiety, palpitations,
nausea, and indigestion.
Points (F) -- Spirit Gate
Location: On the inside of the wrist crease,
in line with the little finger . Benefits: Relieves
anxiety, cold sweats, and insomnia due to over
Points (G) -- Third Eye Point
Location: Directly between the eyebrows, in
the indentation where the bridge of the nose
meets the forehead. Benefits: Relaxes the central
nervous system for relieving anxiety and insomnia.
Points (H) -- Sea of Tranquility
Location: On the center of the breastbone three
thumb widths up from the base of the bone. Benefits:
Relieves nervousness, chest congestion, and
the anxiety that causes insomnia.
Points (I) -- Calm Sleep
Location: In the first indentation directly
below the outer anklebone. Benefits: Relieves
insomnia and the back pain that makes it difficult
Points (J) -- Joyful Sleep
Location: Directly below the inside of the anklebone
in a slight indentation. Benefits: Relieves
insomnia, heel and ankle pain, hypertension