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5 Acupoints for Anxiety You Can Administer Yourself

acupoints for anxiety

“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”

– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963

It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, that connection is evident in the treatment strategies, but it is also true that when we are feeling bad, we don’t always think to look at our minds. It works both ways.  continue reading »

Herbs & Acupressure Points for Coronavirus

herbs and acupuncture for coronavirus

As we learn to navigate this new world where an ever looming virus is present, it’s important to learn which ways we can help ourselves and loved ones,get through a time of illness.. Below are herbal remedies and acupressure points for self-care to help aid with symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing, shortness of breath and fevers. continue reading »

4 Ways To Support Your Kids: Back-To-School & COVID

2020 has proven to be a year of trials and growth for all of us. With a new school year just around the corner, it’s important to have an open dialogue with our children about what to expect, how to stay safe and how they can express themselves even with certain restrictions. continue reading »

Acupressure Points to Help Depression

We’re confident that you’ve heard of acupuncture, but do you know where it comes from?

The study and practice of acupuncture and acupressure have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years and is an ancient healing technique. Acupressure and acupuncture apply the same principles, but acupressure uses pressure points instead of needles to achieve the desired results. continue reading »

DIY Acupressure and Low Back Pain

One of the proven ways that acupuncture works is by triggering the body to release natural steroids that calm inflammation. In addition, it boosts endorphin production and helps relieve pain this way too.  When it comes to low back pain, countless studies have shown that acupuncture can help to delay surgery or even prevent it from becoming medically necessary.  None of this is meant to diagnose or treat your low back pain but these points can help to relieve it until you get in to see me:

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Large Intestine 4 – This is a commonly known point.  Looking at your hand palm side down, this point is located between the thumb and pointer finger.  Grab that webbing or padding in between the two fingers.  Move toward the inner edge of the pointer finger.  Feel for a tender spot roughly half way between the wrist and first knuckle.  Gently stimulate this point.  Its a great one for back pain, headache, nausea and stress.

Gallbladder 34 – Found on both outer legs just below the knee. Feel for a bony bump at the top of a line drawn from your outer ankle to the side of the knee.  This point is located just below.  It is said to be an influential point of the tendons and muscles.

Urinary Bladder 40 – This is an easy one to find.  Like the others its located on both legs on the back side of the knees. Its a great one for relieving low back spasm and pain.

 

If  you are unable to get in right away to see me.  These little gems can hold you over!  Stimulate each for one minute using gentle pressure.  Its not meant to hurt.  Low back pain needs to be evaluated by a medical professional.  If you have questions about yours or want to come in right away contact me for a consultation or book directly on the website.  Im conveniently located in Banker’s Hill in San Diego.

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