In the world of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been one of the most amazing practices when it comes to relieving your stress and understanding your psychological needs afterwards.
There are certain pressure points within the body where people are able to store all of their stress and not have any kind of release from that stress. However, there is one pressure point in particular that holds the salvation that everyone seeks from their anxiety/stress.
This pressure point is referred to as CV 17. In the world of Chinese medicine, this pressure point is also referred to as the Sea of Tranquility, simply from how much bliss a person can feel after having this release in their body and minds. The pressure point is located four finger widths north from the base of your breastbone. Essentially, it’s almost right in the center of your chest.
So, how does one gain the release they desire from their stress and or anxiety?
- Begin by sitting in a position that will allow your spine to remain completely straight as well as in an upright posture.
- Next, begin to place your palms together with your fingers pointing up, almost as if you were praying. It is important that you try to keep your back straight.
- As you find a comfortable position with your sitting as well as hands, using the back knuckles of your thumb, begin to apply a gentle pressure into the center of CV 17.
- Allow your eyes to calmly close as you apply this pressure and continue the practice.
As you are doing this, keep these reminders in your head:
- Remain relaxed but also keeping your head in an upright position.It should feel as if you were staring slightly down at the ground. However, it is more than okay for your head to move at a downward angle as your lungs inhale and exhale air.
- Remember to keep your back straight as well as upright. This is so you can allow yourself to breathe deeply and fully as possible.
- Keep your focus on your breathing as you continue to relax yourself. Even if you are extremely stressed or anxious at the moment, do not fall back to short breaths.
Doing this can make your body feel extremely good as well as your mentality. You will begin to feel revitalized the more you practice this method and continue to master your stress/anxiety. There are a variety of other methods that you could practice from traditional Chinese medicine, this one is very simple and works wonders for people who cannot afford acupuncture.
Research a little more about other pressure points in the body and see what other kinds of methods you can practice to help console your stress and or anxiety.