3 Acupressure Points to Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Last night’s “debate” was, as @DanabaschCNN so delicately called it a “shit show”.  Anxiety was through the roof for so many.  I scrolled twitter and IG, and everyone was consuming copious amounts of wine (no judgement here!) 

In addition to coping with wine, I wanted to provide 3 easy to do anxiety busting acupressure points you can do almost anywhere including meetings, job interviews or sitting in traffic.

❤️Pericardium 6 – This point helps soothe anxiety and helps with nausea. 

How to Find It – With your palm face up, bend your wrist slightly so you can see the crease. Place 3 fingers width wise across your wrist.  Right below the bottom finger, in the hollow area between the 2 tendons. Apply a decent amount of pressure with your pointer finger (it doesn’t need to hurt) and start by taking 3 deep breaths. Do both sides.  You can increase the number of breaths.

❤️Pericardium 8 – This point is called the “Palace of Anxiety”   Say no more. 

How to Find It – Located in the fleshy center of the palm, or where the tip of your middle finger touches when making a fist. Use your thumb or forefinger to apply a good amount of pressure and take 3 deep breaths.  Do both sides.  You can increase the number of breaths.

❤️Heart 7 – This point is called “Spirit Gate” 

How to Find It – On the underside of your wrist, towards the pinky finger side, there will be a hollow between the hand and the wrist.  Use your forefinger to apply a decent amount of pressure and take 3 deep breaths.  Do both sides.  You can increase the number of breaths.

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