All around the world people are constantly searching for natural and alternative ways to help treat their health conditions and disorders. They don’t want to have to rely on modern health options, which usually involve harsh and expensive pharmaceuticals, that often have even worse side effects than the actual issue itself. Many people end up turning to homeopathic remedies in an effort to naturally balance and help heal their bodies, as well as their minds.
One of the most popular and effective treatment methods comes from the ancient Chinese alternative medicine field of acupressure. The simple act of applying pressure to various points on our bodies does wonders to dissolve away aches, pains, tension, and the built up stresses hampering our bodies.
Acupressure works by stimulating the thousands of nerves in the hands and feet, thereby increasing blood flow. Human feet have over 15,000 nerves and they all connect to form a network that reaches different areas of the body, such as our main organs and glands.
Many have found that by using the simple techniques at home they could dramatically relieve pain and discomfort caused by common ailments. People have relieved headaches, digestion issues, sleep problems, back pain, and more by massaging points on the feet associated with the area in which the problem stems from.
One such point is called the Great Rushing, which is located in between the big toe and the second toe. By pressing and applying pressure to this point for at least 2 minutes a day it helps to relieve nausea, abdominal pain, back pain, menstrual cramps, vomiting, headaches, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Another point that works wonders when massaged is the Three Yin Crossing point. To locate it you first must find the highest peak on your inner ankle bone. From that spot measure about four finger widths up your inner leg, and the point will be just behind the shin bone.
Once you have located it, press down with your thumb on the point for a total of 6 seconds, then release for 2 seconds, and repeat this for at least 5 minutes. After, switch feet, find the spot on your other leg, and repeat. If you find that this form of acupressure is helpful you can repeat it once more on each leg.
Also, if you feel any pain when you press down that means you are in the wrong spot and should stop immediately. It’s recommended that you do this massage at night and regularly to achieve optimal results. Studies have shown that the Three Yin Crossing point can effectively reduce pain and discomfort stemming from menstrual cramps.
It can also be used to alleviate bloating, gas, and digestion problems, as well as to help improve urological and pelvic disorders. In addition, the simple massage can help people a lot in dealing with stress and anxiety, chronic fatigue, and insomnia.
The treatments are incredibly simple, easy to do, convenient, and don’t cost a penny if done in the comfort of your home. If you’re hesitant or doubtful about whether or not acupressure could help you try thinking about it like this; you have nothing to lose and potentially lots to gain by giving yourself a foot massage. At the very least you’ll feel more at ease, relaxed, and comfortable.
Our legs and feet go through a lot of abuse daily and we often neglect them. So tonight kick off your shoes, peel off your socks, and give yourself a massage! Doing this right before you go to bed will help you to relax, fall asleep faster, and sleep better overall. Try it and let others know to help them find comfort and better health in their own lives!