Feeling sick and tired is one of the worst feelings to have. But with these 13 pressure points, that feeling will disappear.
By the time you come home, you're probably ready to just drop to the bed and not move, even to change clothes. But there are so many chores and responsibilities waiting for you that you know if you skip out on, it's just going to pile up. Yet, the ache in your body after a long, hard day just renders you immobile. Not to mention, at some point you know you're not feeling too good so the urge to get up and move is just not there.
Thankfully, there is a simple way to ease those aches and pains and all of them have to do with pressing and rubbing certain parts of your body, otherwise known as pressure points. In a practice called acupressure, various ailments can be treated including relieving stress, tension, anxiety, improving sleep, relaxing muscles and joints, soothing the pain and discomfort, reducing digestive issues and more, according to Acupuncture Massage College.
Healthline states that selecting the right points can do wonders for your tired and unwell body. It can even help in energizing your mental state. Here are 13 pressure points you need to know about:
Where: This point is found in between your eyebrows.
How: Apply a little pressure for about a minute.
Why: It can help reduce headaches, chronic fatigue, stress, and even depression.
Where: This point is located on the crease of your bent elbow (closest to your elbow).
How: Bend your elbow and apply pressure with your thumb and massage. Do this for one minute before switching arms.
Why: It can relieve you of colds, sore throats and hay fever in addition to improving your immune system.
Where: It's the point between your big toe and second toe, 1.5 inches behind both toes.
How: Press the point and hold for a minute and then repeat with your other foot.
Why: It can bring down foot cramps, tired eyes, headaches while improving concentration.
Where: It is 1.5 inches below your knee cap.
How: Bend your legs and apply firm pressure on the point for about one minute.
Why: It can improve digestion and treat stomach aches, nausea and vomiting.
Where: It's located on your inner forearm just about three fingers from the wrist and right between your two tendons.
How: Apply firm pressure before massaging for 4-5 seconds.
Why: It provides relief from motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting.
Where: The point is on the sole of your foot between your second and third toe.
How: Press firmly on the point and hold for a minute.
Why: It can deal with your headaches, fainting, and nausea.
Where: It's located in the corner of your eye.
How: Slowly rub the corner of your eye with your fingertips until the pain reduces.
Why: It can reduce migraines and eye fatigue.
Where: The point is on your waistline, around two or four fingers on each side away from your spine.
How: Apply pressure on the points for one minute each.
Why: It can give relief from stomach pain, abdominal pain, and indigestion.
Where: It's situated between your thumb and index finger.
How: Apply pressure and massage for a minute.
What: It can reduce toothache, neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches.
Where: It's situated on the sides of your neck at the base of your skull.
How: Apply pressure for a minute.
Why: It can make headaches, migraine, and dizziness go away.
Where: The point is in the center of your chest.
How: Gently press down on the point for a minute.
Why: It can calm you down and give you relief from anxiety, depression, hysteria, and other emotional issues.
Where: It is situated three inches above the wrist.
How: Apply pressure for a minute on one arm before you switch to the other and repeat.
Why: It can reduce your bloating.
Where: This point is located between your ankle bone and Achilles Tendon.
How: Press firmly for a minute.
Why: It can ease your neck, shoulder and back pain.