The practice of Chinese medicine is more than 2,500 years old. It has been unanimously recognized as a very effective method of treating problems such as stress and anxiety.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, each individual has in his possession specific acupressure points throughout the body. These acupressure points lie along what are called “energy meridians”. Our intelligence quotient and our life force go through these.
Acupressure can help stimulate areas that do not work as they should and by doing this, it is revitalizing activity in these generally irritated and particularly sensitive areas.
The points to target
Chinese medicine has identified 12 of these energy meridians that are connected to major organs, and allow the body to maintain a certain balance. If only one of these meridians does not work properly, the whole body will be subject to malfunctions and cannot be in good shape or in all its capabilities.
There are acupressure points to calm stress and anxiety. If you put pressure on certain parts of your body, you can dramatically reduce the side effects of stress and anxiety on your health. The process of acupressure requires the use of fingers while acupuncture uses needles.
The “CV 17” point
If pressure is exerted on the area “CV 17”, a sensation of appeasement will quickly appear. CV 17 means “Conception vessel 17”, ie the center of the chest. If you feel stressed and anxious, you will definitely feel pain in the center of your chest once you have pressed it. Chinese medicine describes this as “the sea of tranquility”. It is a crucial area for heart energy or heart chakra. Always according to this ancestral medicine, the heart center is associated with the emotions experienced by the body. When this center works properly, you will feel happy and in harmony with everything around you. But if you are stressed, this part will be irritated and will make you feel bad.
It is also said that point CV 17 contributes to balancing energy levels of Yin and Yang within the body. It would be able to restore the balance between our physical senses and our emotional senses. People who practice acupressure regularly are convinced that the different imbalances to which our nervous system may be exposed can be treated by exerting a little pressure on this area. It seems that it is also a very good way to boost the immune system.
How to locate your CV 17 area in order to apply acupressure
Here’s how to get rid of stress and anxiety in seconds
– You can locate your CV 17 four fingers above the base of the sternum, almost directly to the center of the chest.
– Put the fingertips in the small hollow of this part of the body. Now, applying gentle pressure, rub gently up and down the center of the sternum until you find the right point, which will probably be irritated.
– Once you are in a prayer position, use the back of your thumb to gently press the center of your CV 17 for 2-3 minutes.
– Close your eyes and breathe deeply, at a steady pace.
– Your head should be straight, relax your neck and your shoulders.
– You can gently tap this area with the help of your fingers to get sleep at night.
This Chinese ancestral trick is not only useful for this, it is also very useful against depression, chronic fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder and various hormonal imbalances!