Acupressure for anxiety : Anxiety is usually a normal reaction to a stressful situation that is occurring in your life. However, sometimes we may experience anxiety even though the stress is not that big, or we find ourselves worrying about everything in life. This excessive worrying can begin to disrupt our sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Phobias of social situations or other circumstances may also induce anxiety. In severe cases, anxiety can cause panic attacks with symptoms including shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, dizziness, chest pain, or uncontrollable crying.
Acupressure can be used to manage our anxiety or may function as complementary care along with prescribed medication or therapy. It has been an established medical practice in China for five thousand years. It is a great way for dealing with anxiety attacks. It is similar to the Chinese form of healing, acupuncture, but instead it mainly makes use of applying pressure to the hands, and sometimes to other parts of the body such as the feet and elbows. This form of healing is completely natural, with no side effects and yields instantaneous results, which is the number one reason for its popularity. Acupressure activates the free flow of energy in the body, and helps in healing disorders such as anxiety and stress.
During an acupressure session, the therapist will find out if there is any blockage of energy in the body. These blockages are usually caused by emotion, bad postures or other toxins generated by the body. For example, a lot of people complain about inflexibility on hamstring or calves area. In a lot of cases, their urinary and kidney meridian or energy channels are blocked.
There are several acupressure points that can help us manage anxiety with immediate relief. Acupressure should be applied from top to bottom, starting with Yin Tang, then Pericardium 6, and finally Kidney 1. Treating these acupressure points should have immediate effects on your mental state and provide a calming relief.