Acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) wisdom that’s been around for thousands of years.
It applies the same principles as Acupuncture and Japanese Yoga to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.
What Japanese Yoga, acupressure and acupuncture all have in common is they’re based on the concept of life energy which flows through ‘meridians’ in the body.
When these meridians are clear and ‘unblocked’ we’re at optimal health and the body’s functioning at a high level, as it was designed to do.
When these meridians aren’t clear and become blocked, the body manifests symptoms that ‘all is not well’ and may indicate there’s some dis-ease within the body.
In Japanese Yoga, we do specific movements with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
In Acupuncture, needles are applied to certain points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
In Acupressure treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
You can press the LIV3 point to support a whole bunch of ailments including:
Stress, Lower Back Pain, High BP, Menstrual Cramps, Limb pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, Digestive Issues, Eye Problems, Headaches, Canker sores, Irritability
If you’re a fan of essential oils, you can uplevel by diluting the supporting oil(see chart below), rubbing it into the LIV 3 spot and then applying pressure with the fingers.
|Health Issues LIV 3 Helps||Suggested Essential Oils that Support|
|Lower Back Pain||Ice Blue, Aromatouch|
|High BP||Ylang Ylang, Marjoram|
|Menstrual Cramps||Clary Calm, Clary Sage|
|Limb Pain||Ice Blue, Aromatouch|
|Insomnia||Copaiba, Lavender, Orange, Lavender Peace|
|Anxiety||Lavender, Lavender Peace|
|Eye Problems||Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cypress, Lemongrass|
|Headaches||Frankincense + Lavender, Past Tense|
|Canker Sores||Tea Tree|
*I dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil. The essential oil brand I know, use and love is Doterra. To find out more about how you can get pure essential oils at 25% off regular retail prices, click here.
NB: Suggested Essential Oils are from Modern Essentials Resource.