Acupressure Routine: The Spleen Meridian.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
8M ago
Did you know that we have energetic meridians running all over our bodies? These meridians have specific points along them and are also connected to our internal organs. One of these meridians is yin in nature and is connected to the spleen organ.  The Spleen Meridian: ?Location: the spleen meridian starts on the inside of the big toe, runs up the inside of the foot and ankle, along the inside of the leg, up to the abdomen, then to the chest, and ends by dropping to a point on the side of the rib cage.  ✨The Spleen Meridian treats: abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetit ..read more
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The Lung Meridian.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
1y ago
Did you know that we have energetic meridians running all over our bodies? These meridians have specific points along them and are also connected to our internal organs. One of these meridians is yin in nature and is connected to the lung organ. The Lung Meridian: ?Location: the lung meridian starts on the chest, runs down the inside of the bicep, over the inside of the elbow crease, down the forearm to the inner wrist, over the inside of the thumb, and ends at the lower inner corner of the thumbnail.  ✨The Lung Meridian treats: cough, asthma, chest fullness or pain, sinus congestion, sh ..read more
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The Heart Meridian.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
Did you know that we have energetic meridians running all over our bodies? These meridians have specific points along them and are also connected to our internal organs. One of these meridians is yin in nature and is connected to the heart organ.  The Heart Meridian:  ?Location: the heart meridian starts in the armpit, runs down the inside of the forearm, over the palm of the hand, and ends at the little finger. ✨The Heart Meridian treats: Shen (mind/spirit) disorders, speech disorders, palpitations, heartburn, chest pain, excessive thirst, insomnia, night sweats, excess heat in the ..read more
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Acupressure Point to Calm the Mind: DU 20.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world? I want to offer this acupressure practice as a way to help regulate our nervous systems and ground our energy. This will help us to take appropriate action with clear minds and open hearts.  Acupressure Point: DU 20 ?Location: place a finger at the top of each ear and follow an imaginary line upward until your two fingers meet at the crown of your head. You’ll feel a flat, sensitive spot at the location of DU 20.  ✨Routine: massage this point in a gentle, circular motion for 1 minute. Take deep breaths and notice your mind relaxing as y ..read more
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Grounding Acupressure Point for Holiday Season Stress: Kidney 1
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
This time of year is merry and bright, but can also be quite chaotic. We may be feeling a bit crazed as we travel to see family, shop for gifts, and attend holiday social events. This acupressure point will help you to ground when you are feeling scattered this season: Acupressure Point: KIDNEY 1 ?Location: on the bottom of the foot, 1/3 of the way down, between the second and third toes and right below the ball of the foot. Feel around for a tender spot in this area. ✨Routine: massage this point with your thumb for one minute while taking deep breaths and envisioning the energy moving from y ..read more
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Spleen 9 Acupressure Point: Soothe Digestion, Water Retention, & Bloat.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
Acupressure Point for Digestive Disorders, Water Retention, & Bloating:  If you deal with bloat, stomach distention, and sensitive digestion, this point is for you! It’s also a point that we can massage daily in the late summer for improved health.  Acupressure Point: SPLEEN 9 ?Location: on the inside of the lower leg, in the depression below the medial condyle of the tibia. To find this point, you can slide along the inside of the shin bone until your finger falls into a depression in this area.  ✨Routine: this point can feel tender, so massage it with gentle pressure for ..read more
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Heart 9: Acupressure to Cool the Body & Calm the Heart.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
There have been some crazy heat waves lately! These high temperatures can leave us feeling agitated, unmotivated, and burnt out.  This acupressure point can help us feel better on hot summer days, because it clears heat from the body and calms the spirit. Acupressure Point: HEART 9 ?Location: on the pinky finger, at the bottom inner corner just outside of the fingernail. ✨Routine: massage this point with strong pressure for 1-2 minutes. Take deep breaths while you press on this point. Notice the heat moving from your head to your feet. You may also feel a sense of calm wash over your bod ..read more
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Acupressure for Constipation: Stomach 25.
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
Acupressure for Constipation:  This is one of the best points to massage when the pipes are backed up. We’ve all been there when things just aren’t moving the way we’d like. Maybe we’ve been traveling, or ate something weird, or haven’t been drinking enough water. Whatever the cause, save this post for the next time you need a little help moving things along.  Point Name: STOMACH 25⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?Location: On the abdomen, level with the navel, two inches lateral from the navel, on both sides. ⠀⠀ ✨Routine: With deep pressure, use your pointer finger and your middle finger to massage ..read more
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Acupressure To Soothe Our Body & Soul: Lung 9
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
Acupressure to help us feel more at ease in our body and soul: We’ve all been through a lot this year and so have our lungs. This point is able to soothe both our lungs and our frazzled nervous systems.  Point name: LUNG 9 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Feel for the pulse beneath the thumb at the wrist crease, and then go to the depression on the outer edge of that pulse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Routine: with gentle pressure, use your thumb to massage this point in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes. Take deep breaths while you massage this point and notice your lungs expanding and opening. Repeat on t ..read more
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Food Coma Acupressure Point—Essential for Thanksgiving!
Namaha Wellness » Acupressure
by Rachel Appel
2y ago
This is my secret weapon for all food comas, overeating episodes, and “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” experiences. I like to massage this point after my Thanksgiving meal to help the muscles in my stomach relax and to optimize my digestion. Point name: REN 12⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?Location: on the midline of the upper abdomen, halfway between  the meeting point of the ribs (the bottom of the sternum) and the belly button. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Routine: using your pointer and middle finger on both hands, gently massage this point in a circular motion for 1-3 minutes. Take deep breaths while you massage ..read more
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