This Acupressure series will include acupressure points that you can stimulate yourself. It’s well known that acupuncture can help with physical pain but 75% of my patients come to see me for mental, emotional, and spiritual pain. Stress, anxiety, depression and nervous system overwhelm run rampant in our day and age. Stimulating simple acupuncture points can provide a mysteriously powerful bout of relief.
The Point: Heart 9 - Little Rushing In
Description; Ht 9 is the wood element point on the fire element channel. Stimulating this point is like adding wood to a fire. On the level of our experience, the equivalent is bringing the qualities of vision and clarity to our heart’s mission. This point helps to rekindle joy and foster warmth and lightness in us. In addition Little Rushing in reminds us of trust - it brings a feeling of safety and ease as you would experience around a campfire at night. (read more about the specific qualities of the elements in Lance's Five Element ebook)
Location: on the dorsal aspect and radial side of the little finger at the base of the nail.
Indications: Feeling of sadness, directionless-ness, emotional and physical exhaustion, or depression. Also used for delirium, seizures, stroke, loss of consciousness, heart palpitations - however if any of these symptom are present please call 911 or seek medical attention asap.
How to activate these acupressure points:
- Focus your attention on the point
- Using your finger or eraser end of a pencil, slowly apply pressure to the point
- Slowly increase your pressure on the point and add movement
- Stimulate the point anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes
- You can do this as needed or try daily for 1 week as an experiment
- Notice how you feel
How acupuncture points work to help with depression
One way to think about acupuncture is that it stimulates the electric flow (Qi energy) of the body. Qi flows in circuits in the body we call meridians. The Qi pools up in certain places along the meridians - these little whirlpools we call acupuncture points and each have a unique function. The needles or pressure stimulate these points and help to create movement, bring balance to our entire system, and also remind us of our innate gifts.