acupressureongv26forbrain/mentalfunctionAcupressure is another self-care technique for promoting a balanced healthy body and helping to prevent disease.  With this  acupressure exercise you will be working on the Governor Vessel Meridian acupoint 26 (see diagram).  The location is just under the nose, in the middle of the groove above the lip.  In order to perform this acupressure workout, use your nail or tip of the index or middle finger to apply mild pressure in a vertical direction for approximately 30 seconds.  Breathe freely and visualize a clear mind with sharp mental functioning.  Here is a word of caution: take care not to stimulate this point too hard if you have high blood pressure, and stop immediately if you start to feel unwell or uncomfortable.  Advantages:  Helps to invigorate mental alertness and brain function.  In addition, it helps in concentrating and enhances memory.  It can also prevent or relieve faintness and ease back pain.