Press the spot between your eyes that’s just a little above your nose bridge for a minute for weight loss.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method in which pressure is applied with fingers or thumbs on particular points in the body. Acupressure can heal headaches, nausea, backache, treat sleep problems and a variety of other physical and mental problems.
It can also help with weight loss by controlling appetite, improving digestion and boosting metabolism. You can press acupressure points on your own and speed up your weight loss process without any known side-effects. Acupressure techniques are effective and easy to follow.
There are many pressure points which help in weight loss. It is important to be calm and relaxed before doing the practice, so breathing exercises before the routine can increase oxygen flow through the body. You can start by applying pressure on these areas in your body to boost metabolism and lose weight:
This point is located on the front part of the ear against the higher jaw. You have to move your jaw up and down by putting pressure from your fingers on point with the most movement. Pressing this point daily for a minute or two on both ears can help in controlling appetite.
The pressure point, Sanyinjiao, is located at four finger-widths above the ankle, behind the inside border of the tibia. Pressing here with the thumb for five minutes (six seconds pressure and two seconds rest) as far as pain is tolerable cant increase blood circulation.
Press the spot between your eyes that’s just a little above your nose bridge for a minute.
Putting pressure with thumb or forefinger for 2 to 3 minutes on Neiguan, located in the middle of the wrist about two finger widths below the palm, can promote gastric motility and prevent digestion disorders.
Another pressure point is located at the ulnar end of the distal wrist crease when the palm faces upward, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon. Using the thumb to apply pressure on Shenmen can help to calm your mind and resolve emotional related symptoms. It also helps the circulation of blood throughout the body.
Pressing the Zusanli can be located on the outer calf, about four finger widths under the knee bone, strengthen the digestive system. Use your thumb and apply pressure until you feel soreness and numbness.
Applying gentle pressure on the philtrum, the area between the nose and the upper lip, every day can stimulate metabolism. Massage the pressure point, known as shuigou, in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes for desired results.
This pressure point is located on the bottom of your thumb. Pressing the point daily will stimulate the thyroid gland to increase metabolism.
Press the point an inch below the crease of your inner below on bending with your thumb for 2-3 minutes daily to stimulate the function of the intestines.
While pressing these pressure points will help, remember it is not a substitute for exercising and healthy eating.
Disclaimer: This information is for general information purpose only. Please consult your physician for details.