Acupressure Points for Relieving Insomnia




There are the 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 stress.

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 excitement.

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 to sleep.

Points (J) — Joyful Sleep
Location: Directly below the inside of the anklebone in a slight indentation. Benefits: Relieves insomnia, heel and ankle pain, hypertension and anxiety.

It’s important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.

Caution: If you have a serious illness, or life-threatening illness such as heart disease, or cancer, please consult with your physician before practicing Acupressure.

By |2016-11-09T04:52:37+00:00April 3rd, 2015|Categories: Acupressure, Sleep|Tags: , |

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