Catch that moment-in-between! At the computer while waiting for a process to finish, or in the kitchen while waiting for water to boil. Anywhere you have a moment, tap it or it flies with the wings of the morning.
There is no need to aim at the exact locations of the acupuncture body points while doing self-massage. Focus on treatment areas, through them you can connect to and affect the points and their channels.
Try it! Tap for a minute or so all around the head and you’ll find that the head feels clearer afterwards, at least that’s what I experience.
Tap, Tap, Tap All Around your Head
There are so many points located around the head and on it that you can hardly count them. The translations of the Chinese names are descriptive and very interesting indeed.
Points with names such as Suspended Regulator (GB 6), Flowing Valley GB 8), Celestial Pouring (GB 9), Root of the Spirit (GB 13), Eye Window (GB 16), Upright Management (GB 17), and many others including those on the UB channel, are used to to release headache, nasal obstruction, to help tired eyes, blurring vision and ear problems such as ringing in the ears.
Other points helping eyesight and hearing are on the forehead and both sides of the head – Eyes Bright (UB 1), Yintang, Yang White (GB 14), Taiyang, Pupil Seam (GB 1), Hearing Assembly (GB 2), Lower Hinge (ST 7), Palace of Hearing (SI 19), Whites (ST 2).
Tap to prevent Cold and Flu
And if you tap the upper part of the neck, all around the occipital bone you catch many ‘wind – window of the sky’ points – Wind Pool (GB 20), Wind’s Dwelling (Gov. 16), Jade Pillow (UB 9), Final Bone (GB 12 – also used in insomnia). They help you, among other indications, in Flu Prevention – to clear out the toxins and viruses that tend to collect in the glands.
Add to them Person Welcome (ST 9), Heavenly Appearance (SI 17), and lower down in front, Heaven’s Prominence (Co 22) and at the back Big Vertebra (Gov 14) and To Grasp Wind (SI 12- a crossing point for LI, TW and GB channels). Tapping them daily you help your throat and Lung functions while building resistance to cold and flu.
The Upper Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
In the upper Yin channels, Chi flows from the chest area along the inner arms to the fingers.
The points on these channels have names such as Central Mansion (Lu 1), Cloud Gate (Lu 2), Spirit Gate (He 7), Inner Connection (PC 6), Labour’s Palace (PC 8).
The functions are to harmonize the Chi flow the Lungs, Heart and Pericardium. Therefore, your self-massage helps to alleviate cough, asthma, pains in the chest, palpitations, anxiety stress, and it calms the spirit.
The upper Yang Channel go from the fingers along the outside of the arms over the shoulder ending in the face.
Some names for their points are descriptive also. Coming Together (LI 4), Curbed Pool (LI 11), Welcome Fragrance (LI 20), Outer Gate (TW 5), Wind Screen (TW 17), To Nourish the Old (SI 6), Heavenly Ancestor (SI 11), Cheekbone Seam (SI 18). When you tap, self-massage or even brush with your hands these channels you’ll open the Chi flow in them and within the inner organs.
The Lower Yin and Yang Channel’s Chi Flow
The leg Yin Channels begin in the feet and run along the inside of the legs
Bubbling Spring (Kid 1), Extreme Stream (Kid 3), House Guest (Kid 9), Official Grandson (Sp 4), Yin Crossing (Sp 6), Supreme Pouring (Liv.3), Curve Spring (Liv 8). Again, the purpose of self massaging in these areas is to spread Chi, harmonize the blood flow, and to bring a sense of balance.
The leg Yang channels begin in the face and end up in your toes
Inner Courtyard (St 44), Foot Three Miles (St 36), Abundance (St 40), Foot Above Tears (GB 41), Suspended Cup (GB 39), Kunlun Mountain (UB 60), To Support Mountain (UB 57) are a few of their numerous points.
The Front Channels of the Torso
Kidney, Liver and Spleen channels run up the torso in the front. They have names such as Chi’s Cave (Kid 12), Vital Corridor (Kid 16), Spirit Storage (Kid 25), Document Gate (Liv 13), Hope Gate (Liv 14), Abdominal Knot (Sp 14), Large Envelope (Sp 21).
Of the Yang Leg Channels, the main trunk of Stomach channel runs down toward the legs and have names such as Breast Source (St 18), Heaven Hinge (St 25) and Chi Rushing (St 30). Your self-massage on these areas should be gentle, yet as deep as is comfortable for you.
Of the Extra-Ordinary Channels in the front, the best known is the Conception channel. Its points have names such as Sea of Chi (Co 6) and Great Palace (Co 14).
The traditional functions found in acupuncture textbooks often mean to open up blocks, to harmonize and spread Chi. While tapping or self-massaging, make sure to cover the sides and the buttocks to help GB channel in its Chi flow.
The Back Channels of the Body
The UB channel, running down at the back has two lines. Its numerous points include Wind Door (UB 12), Heart’s Hollow (UB 15), Liver Corridor (UB 18), Kidney Corridor (UB 23) and other ‘vital corridors’ that are expressive in their names.
I hope you enjoy your daily self-massage. Better yet, if you have an opportunity to exchange acupressure-massage with your partner or a friend, go for it!
When playing with my grandchildren I sometimes asked them to give me a barefoot massage. They have fun taking turns in walking on my back, and I loved it!
May your Rejuvenating Energy flow abundantly! And may you live in thankfulness for all that your life offers.
Welcome to our Self-Healing Strategies using Do It Yourself (DIY) Acupressure and Needle-less Acupuncture!
You Can Learn to be Pain-Free and Gain Trust to be In Charge of your Over-all Health.
Our approach to Self-Healing uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western science. This involves Acupressure and/or placing Nanotechnology enhanced Tourmaline Stones on the body’s chosen acupuncture and trigger points for Pain Relief and alleviating other physical or emotional symptoms.
We all know how happy we feel when annoying, gnawing pain finally leaves! And consistently happy are those who also use our tourmaline Acu-Stones for prevention in order to live Pain-Free Life as well as to Expand their Consciousness and Human PotentialWhat is Self-Healing with non-invasive Acupuncture?
Just in case you are not familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) let me explain a bit about this ancient art/science and why I feel so passionate about applying its basic principles and practices in most health challenges.
There is a lot of mystique associated with acupuncture as a result of its long history. But Western research has shown that acupuncture induces the release of pain-relieving endorphins in the brain. Along with this, it brings over-all harmony and well-being. Isn’t this the goal of any healing practice – to eliminate the painful symptoms in order to feel balanced and through it regain your inherent vibrancy and joy of life? Be better and eventually be the best you can be!
What is Wrist Pain or CTS according to Chinese Medicine?
TCM diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Stagnation of Chi Energy and Blood in the middle of the palm, wrist and arm. The key word here is Stagnation. What is it? We know that when water stands still, for instance in a pond, it becomes murky. Lack of movement invites unwanted organisms to multiply and have their hay day. This is how many water-borne diseases are spread. Stagnation, sluggishness, lack of movement can happen on any level of human life – physical, emotional and spiritual.
Chi Energy is that unseen Life Force which makes everything grow, move, metabolize and function smoothly. This applies to all nature including the human body, where its fundamental substances, including body fluids and blood, can slow down when chi energy, disturbed by stress and other reasons, is not able to move them properly.
The carpal tunnel, running along the two tendons below and above the wrist, is a narrow passageway surrounded by tendons and ligaments. The median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers, runs through this passageway.
Carpal tunnel nerve can get compressed if there is stress which can lead to a reaction in the tendons and ligaments. When the metabolism has slowed down, then even a tiny amount of debris, which of course can grow over time may block the way. The wrist, hand and arm then feel pain.
How Does the Self-Healing with the Acu-Stones Work?
Using our Self-Healing method you place the non-invasive Acu Stones on top of the skin where they interact with the body’s energy and neural pathways activating Chi and Blood flow. This dissolves the energy and neural blocks, flushes out the debris and eases the pressure, therefore the pain.
The dots you see in the diagram target hand/wrist/forearm pain. The Acu-Stones are placed on the chosen points and left for 20-40 minutes for Effective Pain Relief. As you relax you may experience the buzz and at some points a heat sensation caused by the activation of energy within. The stones keep their coolness.
Applying the 1.3” wide disks on pain points alleviates the pain, but for permanent relief is best to use them according to Your Self-Help Guide included in the attractively packaged kit, where the ten stones nestle in their respective pockets. Activation liquid, along with surgical tape is also included in the kit.
In addition to Pain Relief, the Acu-Stones can be used to improve your immune system, to enhance memory and brain health in general. They are helpful in losing weight and are essential for anti-ageing. Your Guide book as a Self-Help Guide to Pain-Free and Peaceful Living has all the information needed to use the Acu Stones properly so as to get all the benefits they offer. The booklet contains prescriptions for 83 different conditions.
Using the Acu-Stones instead of needles in my practice enabled my patients to permanently recover from pain and disease, often without medication. Continuing the Self-Help applications using their own kit they were able to naturally adjust and balance their physiological, emotional and spiritual lives. This balancing our emotional lives through positive thoughts based on spiritual practices is an important step.
Please click to learn more and order: Your DIY Needle-less Acupuncture Kit. While waiting for your kit to be delivered you will have my free digital report on how to temporarily relieve wrist pain. (You will receive this after completing the order).