Acupuncture and acupressure have been used for centuries as an alternative treatment for a long list of conditions and have proven extremely efficient and beneficial in a number or diseases. These techniques are not rocket science; the way they function is actually very simple. Every organ in our body is connected to a certain point through channels of energy and if you have a problem with some organ you just need to locate its corresponding point and massage it.
But did you know that acupressure can also help you lose weight and speed up your metabolism? We’ll share with you the 4 points which if pressed can help you shed the extra pounds and get your dream body, no effort from your side. Massage these 4 points can boost your energy levels, speed up your metabolism, eliminate and prevent fat deposits and curb your appetite and food cravings.
Massaging this point on your face can help you get your appetite under control and reduce stress and anxiety. This normally helps if you’re a stress eater. It’s the point between the nose and upper lips, which you need to massage for 5 minutes, twice a day.
Massaging this point will help you lower your body temperature and improve your intestinal functions. It’s an extremely important point because all your body’s energy passes through this point. You need to massage this point for 1 minute, 2-3 times a day.
This point on your leg is called Zu San Li and it’s a widely used point in acupressure. It can boost your digestion and prevent and reduce inflammation. This point is very important, hence the nickname “the point of a hundred diseases” or “the point of longevity”. Massaging this point every day can help you shed a pound a week.
It’s located right under the knee cap and you can find its exact location by covering the left knee with your right palm, and vice versa. Between the end of the little and ring finger, there is a small cavity between the bones. This is the “longevity point”.
You need to massage this point for about 10 minutes, in a clockwise direction 9 times on each leg. Just remember not to perform the massage right before you go to bed it may lead to insomnia. It’s completely normal if you feel a little bit of pain or discomfort during the massage, so don’t worry it just means that you’re doing it right.
Lastly we have the ear point. Massaging this point can boost your metabolism and help your body digest food faster – resulting in rapid weight loss. You need to apply a gentle massage, continuously pressing it with your thumb for 3 minutes. Repeat the massage 3 times a day.