Self-Reflexology To Relax & More

Self-Reflexology To Relax

Relax your brain

Chinese Reflexology is so powerful. Your feet tell you what’s going on in your body rather than your head.  Emotionally speaking, a lot of stuck energy is in your head.  Here is a simple exercise:  Relax your mind by pressing on the reflex area to the brain, located on the big toe of both feet, in the fleshy part behind the toe nail. To calm your mind (and even relieve headaches), pinch both big toes with your thumb and index finger for 10 seconds. Release and then press again for 10 seconds. You can also make small circles with your thumb in the flesh of the big toes. the reflexology point for the right side of your brain is on your left toe and the point for the left side of the brain is on the right toe.

Relax your neck

Almost everybody has tension here, so I always suggest stimulating the reflexology area to the neck, which is located at the base of the big toe on both feet. Make small circles here with your thumbs for one or two minutes.Self-Reflexology To Relax

Relax the back

Press on the inner edges of both feet, from the heel to the big toe, to relax your entire back. This is the reflex area to the spine, and pressing here can help your entire body “let go” so you can sleep.

Solar plexus – Instant Stress Relief

The Solar Plexus Point can be found by gently squeezing the top of the foot inward and seeing a dimple or hollow space.  When pressing directly on this point with your thumb, it can relax the entire body, restore calm and bring instant stress relief. Hold  for 30 seconds, release and repeat on both feet.

 Self-Reflexology To Relax & More

Detox and Improve Sleep

If you have consumed too much sugar and it is keeping you awake, try this — on the sole of the right foot, press close to the outer edge of the foot just above the half way point between your heel and your toes. This is the reflex area to the liver, and pressing here for 10 seconds (release and repeat about six times) can help your body to detox and improve your sleep.  Devote special attention to the outer portion of the arch, rolling your knuckles from the ball of the foot toward the heal.  Finish by using your right thumb to rub the arch, working from the outside of the foot inward.

To enhance results, use massage oil or lotion that contains essential oil of lavender, sweet orange, or rose to induce calm and reduce stress.

Flower Essence Connects Destiny/Passion

Flower essences are botanical medicines made from wildflowers. They were first developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a British bacteriologist, in the 1930s. After years of research, he discovered 38 flower-based remedies and recommended them for helping patients restore emotional balance. Since that time, further research has been done and hundreds of other flower remedies have been classified.

Flower Essence Connects Destiny & PassionIn my practice, I find flower essences very beneficial when applied topically from the stock bottle in a variety of non-oral ways.  Today, I want to share the following treatment taken from the book, Floral Acupuncture, by Deborah Craydon, C.F.E.P., & Warren Bellows, LIC. A.C. This is a treatment for opening not only to your destiny but also to passion for your destiny task in life.

You will need Holly & Wild Oat Flower Essences ( I recommend Bach), a bowl of 4-6 ounces of water, and cotton balls. Due to the energetic nature of flower essences, it is important to not let the glass dropper touch anything other than the flower essence itself in order to keep the essence as potent as possible.

 CONNECTING YOUR DESTINY WITH YOUR PASSIONFlower Essence Connects Destiny & Passion

Holly & Wild Oat Flower Essences  are  applied directly to the Governing Vessel 4 acupressure point known as the Gate of Destiny.  This acupressure (acupuncture) point is where the Element of Water (Wild Oat) ascends and the Element of Fire (Holly) descends.

This is a treatment for opening not only to your destiny but also to passion for your destiny task in life.

TripleWarmer/Spleen Balancing Hug

It is very important we help our Triple Warmer and Spleen have a balanced relationship. Triple Warmer is our survival mechanism. The Spleen processes everything physical and emotional and very much cares about the quality and harmony in our life.  Triple Warmer and Spleen sit across from each other on the meridian wheel so they pull energy from each other. Usually Triple Warmer  is hogging all the energy from the Spleen.  Sedating Triple Warmer and strengthening Spleen (and keeping them balanced) is one of the core concepts and practices of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine.

I invite you to start practicing the following Triple Warmer/Spleen Hug Exercise:Triple Warmer/Spleen Balancing Hug

Start with Right Hand – To Support Immune System

1.  Place your right hand under your left breast, the fingers are wrapping the rib cage resting on the Spleen
Neurolymphatic point.

Triple Warmer/Spleen Balancing HugThen with Left Hand – To Calm Stressed Body

2.  Place your left hand so that the fingers are resting on
the back of your arm just above the elbow. Hold this
position for a couple of minutes.

3.  You can switch to the other side if you like.

4.  This is great to do anytime you would normally want
to cross your arms. 

Triple Warmer/Spleen Balancing Hug






 Reflexology Key Pressure Points

Reflexology gently affects our organs, glands, and each part of the body by stimulating reflex pressure points on different anatomy locations.  Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, headaches, PMS, sinusitis and more.   I invite you to try practicing reflexology by following the guide shown below.  This information is provided by Valerie Voner, C.R.T., author of The Everything Reflexology Book.    All you need to do is set aside so quiet time for yourself.  Select the area you are needing help and simply press on the pressure points as indicated on that particular illustration.  It is best to press on the pressure points firmly but not too hard.  It is also okay to massage the point in a circular motion.  Feel free to revisit pressure points several times a day for 10- 30 seconds until healing is accomplished.

Reflexology Key Pressure Points

 

 

 

Tapping in the Joy

I have attended several of Donna Eden’s workshops and have enjoyed her and David Feinstein’s Energy Medicine Books.  Here is one of her simplest techniques to practice that can help reprogram your nervous system to be more joyful, uplifting and life-affirming:

Tapping IN joy & MoreTapping In The Joy Energy:

1.  Next time you feel joy, fabulous, and life is good reinforce this energy by “tapping in” this joy at your Third Eye located between your eyebrows just above the bridge of the nose.

2.  Tap with the middle finger of either hand using a steady beat for 10 to 12 seconds.  This “taps” your feeling of joy into the first acupuncture point of your nervous system.

Variations of this Powerful Energy:

1.  Recall a treasured moment in your life and “tap it in”.

2. Treasure your body.  Thank it for amazing service and gratitude, “tap it in”.

Tapping in The Joy Benefits

TAP!   TAP!   TAP!

Acupressure Relief for Constipation

Stimulating the following six acupressure points with your fingers have one thing in common.  They can bring relief to constipation, relax the abdomen and help in relieving the associated symptoms of constipation such as abdominal pain, bloating and gas.  We have included all six acupressure points for review, because they each treat other miscellaneous disorders.

Acupressure Relief for ConstipationCV6 or Conception Vessel 6 is an important acupressure point for treating constipation.  It is located two finger widths below the center of your belly button. This point should be stimulated using the fingertips gradually. The pressing should be no more than 1 inch deep. Maintain pressure for 30 seconds, breath normally, and keep eyes closed. CV6 point helps in relieving pain in the abdomen, constipation, colitis and gas. It is also useful for treating hernia, irregular menstruation, digestive disorders and fatigue.

 

Acupressure Relief for Constipation

CV12 or Conception Vessel 12  relieves constipation along with abdominal spasms, stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn and emotional stress. It is also an effective pressure point for dysentery, jaundice, insomnia and vomiting. It is known as the Center of Power and it can be found on the midline of the body, halfway between the base of the breastbone and the belly button. This point should be stimulated with great care and should not be pressed for more than 2 minutes at a stretch. It should be pressed on an almost empty stomach. Avoid CV12 if you are suffering from heart disease, cancer or hypertension.

Acupressure Rellief For ConstipationLI4 or Large Intestine 4 is by the most famous acupressure point for various health issues including constipation relief. It is located on the fleshy muscle between the index finger and the thumb. Spread your thumb and in index finger apart and stimulate this point by squeezing the fleshy webbing with your fingertips for 1 minute while you take long, deep breaths. Now.  Remember acupressure both hands. LI4 helps to relieve chronic pain, eye problems, toothaches, allergies and boosts the immune system. This point is forbidden for pregnant women.  Stimulating this point can lead to premature contractions of the uterus.Acupressure Relief For Constipation

St36 or Stomach 36 is a beneficial point of acupressure for constipation that relieves stomach and intestinal disorders, promotes digestion and strengthens the whole body. This is also known as the Three Mile Point and it is situated four finger widths below the kneecap, one finger width towards the outside of the shinbone. When you reach the correct spot, you will feel flexing of a muscle as you move your foot up and down. Use your palms to briskly rub this point for one minute on both legs.  St36 is also a useful point for asthma, PMS, insomnia, depression and nervousness.

Acupressure Relief for ConstipationLI11 or Large Intestine 11 is a functional acupressure point that provides quick cure for constipation. This point is also called the Crooked pond and it is situated at the outer end of the elbow crease. Press this point firmly using your fingers for 1 minute as your breathe deeply. Switch hands and stimulate the point on the other arm as well. This is an effective point to relieve indigestion and constipation. This is a vital trigger point for the colon. LI11 aids to reduce high fever, skin diseases, diarrhea and heat stroke. It is also a local point for elbow pain and tennis elbow.

Acupressure Relief for Constipation

PC6 or Pericardium 6 is an effective acupressure point that is located on the medial aspect of the hand, approximately three finger widths below the wrist, in the hollow between the tendons. This point is also called the Inner Gate point and it should be stimulated by pressing the point with your fingertips. Apply pressure on the point for 1 minute and then switch side and apply pressure on the other arm. In addition, LI11 is used to treat upset stomach, motion sickness, headache, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, and angina and chest tightness.

 

 

 

EFT Tapping For Fear

March 18th, 2016 | Posted by Velda in ACUPRES.,MERIDIANS, REFLEX.

Tapping For Fear

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has become a very simple and effective tapping practiced by adults as well as children.  It is universally used by professionals as well as novice for physical, emotional, and performance issues.

The Tapping is done with two or more fingertips. This is so you can cover a larger area and thereby insure that your Tapping covers the correct point.  While you can tap with the fingertips of either hand, most people use their dominant hand. You tap approximately 5 times on each point.   Where there are two identical points on each side of the body, you can choose to do only one side or both.  Before beginning a series of tapping, rate the intensity of how you are feeling from 0-10 (10 being the most upset).  This will measure how often you may need to repeat the tapping series.  Read the script out loud, allowing your emotions to be heard.

Tapping For FearSCRIPT FOR FEAR

Begin with tapping side of right hand and repeat the following out loud:

1.  Even though I am so afraid, I accept how I feel.

2.  Even though my stomach does a flip whenever I think of_____. I love and accept myself anyway.

3.  Even though I don’t feel in control when I’m afraid and that makes me even more afraid, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

Now tap on the following points:              Tapping For Fear 

Tapping for Fear1.  Top of Head:  This fear

Edge of Eyebrow: It’s everywhere

Side of Eye:  It feels

Under Eye:   It just won’t go away

Under Nose:  I’m afraid

Under Chin: I’m not safe

Collar Bone:  This awful fear

2.  Top of Head:   My stomach churns whenever I think of . . .

Edge of Eyebrow: I feel awful

Side of Eye:  I don’t want to feel this

Under Eye:  It’s too scary

Under Nose:  And dark

Under Chin:  This fear is going to kill me

Collar Bone:  No it won’t!

Under Arm:  Yes it will

Tapping For Fear

3.  Top of Heat:What can I do?

Edge of Eyebrow: Breathe

Side of Eye: BreatheTapping For Fear

Under Eye:  And tap

Under Nose:  Tap

Under Chin:  Tap

Collar Bone:  It doesn’t feel so scaryEFT Tapping For Fear

Under Arm:  But it’s still there

4.  Top of Head: Feel some of the fear

Edge of Eyebrow:  And breathe

Side of Eye:  Breathe

Under Eye:   And tap

Under Nose:  Breathe and tap

Under Chin:  Breathe and tap

Collar Bone That feels better

Under arm:  The fear feels smaller

 

 

 

Acupressure Depression Breathing Exercise

Holding the Lung 1 (Lu 1) Acupressure Points releases emotional pain, numbness, heartache, sadness, and depression by increasing the body’s ability to breathe more deeply and assimilate the vital energy you get from oxygen. If are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above or you feel stuck,  I recommend you practice the exercise listed below:

Acupressure Anti-Depression Breathing Exercise

  1. Lie down on your back or sit comfortably, with your spine straight, and feet flat on the floor.
  2. Reach up toward the sky with both hands; take a deep breath, and as you hold your breath, make tight fists and squeeze, tightening all the muscles in your arms.
  3. Slowly exhale, tensing your arms, bringing your fists down, to your chest.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 several times.
  4. Now cross your arms in front of your chest, with your fingers touching Acupressure Points Lu 1 (shown above),  Massage the tender area.
  5. Lower your chin toward your chest.
  6. Inhale four short breaths in a row (without exhaling) through your nose, filling your lungs completely on the fourth breath. Hold the breath for a few seconds with the chest full and expanded.
  7. Exhale slowly through your mouth.
  8. Repeat this exercise for two or three minutes, concentrating on the depth and rhythm of the breath.

Use this Acupressure Anti-Depression Breathing Exercise as often as needed.

Acupressure For Immune Challenges & More

Acupressure For Immune Challenges

Weather conditions can throw your immune system into a downward tailspin.  To help regulate your body’s rhythmical cycles to adjust to seasonal climatic changes practice the following simple acupressure procedure:

Acupressure For Climatic Changes 

1.  Take hold of your arm with the opposite hand. Place your index finger (three finger widths) above the wrist on Triple Heater 5, located in the hollow between the bones. Place the thumb (three finger widths) above the wrist crease on Pericardium 6, located in the depression between the tendons (see illustration).

2.  Simply hold these two points together (firm but not tight), and breathe about thirty six (normal) breaths.   Chinese Medicine teaches that this helps ward off any invasions on the Wei Chi (protective chi).  Repeat on the opposite arm.

Acupressure For Immune Challenges & More

Triple Heater 5: Circulation & Balance Treatment

1.  Rest wrist in the fingers of the other hand and use the thumb to locate and apply pressure to Triple Heater 5 (see location above) for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

2.  Breathe deeply and visualize good circulation and balance throughout the upper, middle and lower areas of the body.  Repeat on the opposite arm.

Benefits:  It promotes good circulation and balance.  Triple Heater 5 can prevent or relieve fevers, headaches, ear problems, and pain in elbows, wrists or fingers.

Acupressure for Immune Challenges 7 MorePericardium 6: Nausea, Motion Sickness & Headache Relief

1.  Rest wrist in the fingers of the other hand and use the thumb to locate and apply pressure to Pericardium 6 (see illustration in photo).

2.  If this area is tender, massage and stimulate the area 4-5 seconds. To relieve nausea, press and hold the point for 3 minutes or longer.  Repeat on opposite arm.

Benefits:  Relieves nausea, upset stomach, flu, morning sickness (it’s safe to use during pregnancy), motion sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.

Reduce Fatigue, Tension, & Stress

I am sure most of us have experienced that nagging tightness and discomfort at the top of either or both sides of our back.  These spots are near the spine and beginning of shoulder blade caused by energy blocks.  Jin Shin Jyutsu®, (The Touch of Healing, by Alice Burmeister with Tom Monte) refers to these points as SEL #11, which stands for Safety Energy Locks.  You can practice this simple exercise using Jin Shin Jyutsu®  to reduce fatigue, tension, and stress.  It is called Harmonizing The Mediator Flows.   This practice helps bring harmony and balance to your body.  Many find it calming and use it to fall asleep, while others use it to invigorate themselves upon awakening.  For optimum results, you can use this daily, whenever needed for a couple of minutes on each side.  If you spend a great deal of time at the computer, it is a No-brainer….try it!

Reduce Fatigue, Tension, & StressHarmonizing the Mediator Flows

For Left Side Energy (Refer to Illustration at top of page-Left Side of Back)

1.   Place left thumb over left ring fingernail.  Make a circle with the pad of thumb over ring fingernail.  (This helps to clear the chest).

2.   Place right hand over left shoulder which connects with SEL #11.  (This revitalizes the ascending energy.)

3.  Bring the knees together so that the inner sides touch (SEL#1).  The feet may be together or apart, whichever is comfortable. (This revitalizes the descending energy).

For Right Side Energy (Refer to Illustration at top of page-Right Side of Back)

1.   Place right thumb over right ring fingernail.  Make a circle with the pad of thumb over ring fingernail.  (This helps to clear the chest).

2.   Place left hand over right shoulder which connects with SEL #11.  (This revitalizes the ascending energy.)

3.  Bring the knees together so that the inner sides touch (SEL#1).  The feet may be together or apart, whichever is comfortable. (This revitalizes the descending energy).