Harsh and expensive pharmaceuticals often have even worse side effects than the actual issue itself and, therefore, many people are turning to alternative remedies in an effort to naturally balance and help heal their body, mind, and spirits.
Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of the ancient Chinese medicine. It involves the simple act of applying pressure to various points on our bodies, and it does wonders to alleviate the aches, pains, tension, and built up stresses on our bodies.
Acupressure works by stimulating the thousands of nerves in our hands and feet, thereby increasing blood flow. The average human foot has over 15,000 nerves and they all inter-connect to form a network that reaches different areas of the body, such as our main organs and glands.
One such point is called the Tai Chong or LV3 point, known for being an effective full-body health booster. To locate it on your foot, go to the gap between your big toe and second toe and move two-finger widths back from there. If you feel a hard bone, keep looking because it’s a soft area. Press down and apply pressure to this point for at least 2 minutes several times a day. It helps to relieve:
1. Stress and Anxiety – According to WebMD, studies have been done which suggest that the LV3 point helps lessen the negative impacts of depression and anxiety, possibly by lowering subjects overall stress levels and instances of insomnia.
2. Digestion – Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, hangovers, and indigestion can all be eliminated or improved by massaging the LV3 point, so try it the next time you ever happen to drink too much!
3. Pain Killer – The LV3 point has been used to alleviate abdominal pain, back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, and since the point is connected to the liver meridian and lower back it’s also effective at relieving many other sources of bodily pain.
4. Fight Parkinson’s Disease – According to Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, “Acupuncture point LV3 has been historically used to treat tremors such as those associated with Parkinson’s disease.”This shows how the point has been used for thousands of years to improve people’s health, and even today it could greatly impact modern diseases.
Many people have found that by using simple acupressure techniques at home, they could dramatically relieve pain and discomfort caused by common ailments. Try it tonight and share this with others to help them find comfort and better health in their own lives!