Acupressure Points to Reduce Stress and Irritability

I think it’s fair to say that the holiday season is stressful for various reasons. This week I’m going to show you three acupressure points to reduce stress and irritability.

Bladder 2 (UB 2 or BL 2) – The first one is on your face. It’s on the inner tip of the eyebrow where the bridge of the nose and eye socket meets. Press these points on both sides as you breathe deeply for one minute.

Pericardium 8 (P 8) – The second one is in the middle of your palm. When you make a loose fist, it’s where your middle finger is touching. So it’s not exactly in the middle but it’s slightly off to the side towards your thumb. Press this point with a hooked thumb as you breathe deeply for one minute. And you can also do it on the other side.

Liver 3 (LV 3) – The third one is on your foot. It’s at the end of the valley between the big toe and the second toe. You will feel a very distinct sensation. You can press or make short strokes with your fingertip as you breathe deeply for one minute. If it’s hard to reach, use a tool such as back of the pencil with the eraser or this is my massage rolling pin. I find the tip of the handle perfect for pressing acupressure points. Once you learn the point and you know how it feels, you can also press with your heel. If your toe is flexible enough you can also press it with a hooked big toe.

Press these points as you get stressed out or you get irritated about something. Or share these points with your loved ones if you see them stressed out or irritated.

Happy Massaging!

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