Alternative Alley: Acupressure for Depression

Very similar to yesterday’s “letting go exercise” but a little bit different.

Lung 1, called Letting Go, is located on the upper outer portion of the chest, three finger widths below the collarbone. These acupressure points on both sides of your can facilitate letting go of grief, a natural response to loss, which is an inevitable aspect of life. When you lose someone or something you love, these acupressure points open the grieving process to let go and move on in a good way. Grieving is an emotional purification; crying opens the breath, allows you to let go, and renews your spirit.

Self-Care Instructions: When your energy system is blocked, you can become fatigued, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and despondent because your supply of energy is impaired.  U,se your fingertips to press the Letting Go acupressure points (Lu 1). Inhale slowly and deeply as you gradually release your finger pressure, bring your arms outward, lift your chest, and tilt your head back. Hold your breath for a few second to assimilate the oxygen.  Exhale as your head comes downward and your fingertips return to the Lung 1 acupressure points. Repeat this exercise four or five more times.

 

Source: http://www.acupressure.com/blog/?p=665

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