Locate specific pressure points on your body that, when stimulated, can help with relieve anxiety temporarily.
1. Heavenly gate point – located in the upper shell of your ear, at the tip of the hollow area. Apply gentle, firm pressure in a circular motion for a couple minutes. Stimulate for relief of anxiety, stress and insomnia.
2. Hall of impression point – lies between your eyebrows. Apply firm, gentle pressure in a circular motion for 5 to 10 minutes. Stimulate this point for anxiety and stress relief.
3. Union valley point – lies in the webbing between your thumb and pointer finger. Massage the pressure point for four to five seconds, taking slow, deep breaths. Stimulate for relief of stress, headaches, and neck pain.
4. Inner frontier gate – located about three finger widths below your wrist. Turn your palm face up and massage in the hollow of the tendons for four to five seconds. Stimulate this point to reduce anxiety, nausea and pain.
5. Shoulder well point – located in your shoulder muscle. Pinch your muscle with your middle finger and thumb and apply pressure and massage for four to five seconds. Seeing the visual may help you locate this point easier. Stimulate for relief of stress, headaches and muscle tension.
6. Great surge point – this is on your foot, about two or three finger widths below where your big toe and second toe meet. It lies in the hollow above the bone. Massage for four to five seconds. Stimulate this point to help reduce anxiety, stress, pain, and insomnia.