In the West, people have been using Chinese medicine for centuries, especially acupuncture. Now, they’ve discovered another simple method, based on acupuncture, which can help you release negative energy, stress, and anxiety- causers of numerous diseases.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, there are energy meridians on the human body and along them, numerous acupuncture points are located. Kenneth Riland, who was the personal physician of the American president Nixon, said that acupuncture is one of the biggest contributions to the future of all medicine.
According to acupuncture, chi, or life energy, flows through the meridians and encourages the organism’s functions. With the help of acupressure, we can stimulate the flow of this energy if it doesn’t flow properly i.e. if you suffer from some health aliment. The theory of acupuncture and acupressure defined these 12 energy meridians that connect all vital organs and maintain the stability of body energy. If some energy point doesn’t function properly, it will affect one’s health condition.
Daily stress can lead to certain blockages in the meridians which can negatively influence your health. Moreover, if the stress is constant and it doesn’t get released properly, there could be serious health consequences. By stimulation of specific acupuncture points, you can easily get rid of stress by stimulating the flow of energy in the meridians. The points can be stimulated with pressure, that is acupressure, or with needles, which is acupuncture.
In the center of the chest, the energy point CV17 is located and this point is related to the heart and the emotions as well. So, if you are stressed or nervous, pressuring this point will help you release the stress. CV17 serves to balance the Yin and Yang energies. As a consequence of stress and negative emotions, there is a misbalance of these energies in that point which reflects onto the entire immune system.
CV17 is located four fingers below the bottom end of the breastbone, in the middle of the chest.
After you locate it, massage the area gently with your fingertips in circular movements.
Sit down, bring your palms together in prayer position, and make sure your back is straightened.
Your palms need to be at chest height and the fingers need to be upwards. Then, put your hands closer to your body and press the CV17 point with the knuckles of your thumbs.
Breathe deeply while you perform this massage and you will see how stress and nervousness will slowly disappear.
Take a look at the video to learn more about this method: