An ancient method of healing in Chinese medicine, Acupressure involves moderate but firm pressure by hands or some tools. The principle followed in Acupressure is based on releasing energy through different meridians of the body to relieve symptoms of ailments. By pressing key points, the body’s own natural curative abilities are invigorated resulting in relieving of muscular tension.
This method of healing is popular nowadays as it is the safest and free from any chemical substance. Based on the energy flow of channels and meridians, Acupressure treats weight issues by controlling cravings for food and releasing surplus moisture and heat out of the body.
Tips To Lose Weight By Acupressure
Elbow is one of many points where gentle but firm pressure with fingers or ball tool help to control desire for having excess food. This point works on the intestines and helps to remove excess heat as well from the body. The middle point on each side of the elbow crease is pressed for three consecutive days for effective results.
The upper lip point lies exactly in the middle of the same which is known as hunger controlling point too. Applying moderate force to this particular point by using your thumb for 20 seconds help in curbing the urge to eat food. You can repeat as many times as you wish.
Middle of both the ears is very important point to take control on your appetite. Apply a constant pressure on this point especially while opening your mouth for one minute and then repeat for 3-4 times.
This pressure point works on the spleen that helps in constricting the digestive system of the body. The point is just on the top of the ankle bone of the leg. Look for the center of ankle bone and place your fingers slightly up and apply force with thumb and knuckle. Holding firmly for 30 seconds and then releasing it gradually would help in weight loss.
This point is specifically for stomach and blood. Place your fingers just below the kneecap and move slightly towards the outer part of the leg. Hold on to this point for one minute and then release slowly.
Place your finger above the shin bone that is towards the knee. Fingers would naturally feel the hollowed rounded part and gradually apply pressure on this point for 2 minutes. This will help in regulating metabolism of water in the body as this is also connected with the functions of spleen.
Just below the breast bone and over the upper part of the belly, there lies a point identified as the position of 12 o’clock. Press it for 15 seconds and then move towards left at 1 o’clock position and press gently. Likewise move all along the upper stomach and get rid of excessive hunger pangs. Always end your session with the ear points as it again triggers the control point for appetite.
These points are approximate and needs to be positioned at the exact one with the help of a practitioner or some guide. But these points are proven beneficial in controlling weight and reducing it too if pressed regularly for some months. Being the most important issue of this century, weight loss can be achieved with reliable techniques of acupressure.