The holiday season often brings stress and anxiety. Holiday tasks can be demanding and exhausting! Stress takes a toll on your quality of life. If your looking for an effective holistic way to reduce stress acupressure can help!

Acupressure, uses pressure point locations to manipulate Qi (energy) that flows through the energy pathways inside of your body. In traditional Chinese medicine, these pathways are known as meridians.When pressure is applied to the pressure points it triggers a variety of effects on your body and mind.

The following pressure points are the best suited for stress relief:

Three Mile Point. This pressure point is located approximately two-finger widths below your knee, and four-finger widths towards the outside area of your leg. Using your index finger, apply pressure for one minute to regulate energy flow, increase concentration and relieve fatigue.

Grandfather/Grandson. This pressure point is located three finger widths behind the base of your big toe, on the inside side of your foot. Applying pressure to this point will help balance energy circulation and relieve your mind of anxiety and worry.

´┐╝Union Valley. This point is between thumb and index finger. By applying pressure or pinching this area, you can relieve a headache. Can be done by using index finger and thumb. Accessing this pressure point will help to relieve stress and tension in your body.

In order to receive the full benefit of an acupressure session, it is important to do some simple stretching and breathing exercises before each acupressure session.

Acupressure DIY Treatments to Relieve Stress – School of Acupuncture. (2019, September 19). Retrieved from https://www.aiam.edu/acupuncture/acupressure-points-relieve-stress/.