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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Acupressure Point CV 17 for getting relief from stress and anxiety

We know that Sea of Tranquility is the body of water located on the surface of the moon, but there is an acupressure point with similar name. Acupressure point CV 17 is called 'sea of tranquility' because it has an ability to quiet agitation and promote relaxation.

Acupressure point CV 17  is considered to be the best point to relieve anxiety and stress, especially to stop a panic attack before it has a chance to escalate.

Other names: The Sea of Tranquility, Conception Vessel 17, Chest Hall, Upper Sea of Qi, etc. "Chest Center" (dan Zhong) is named after it's location in the center of the chest.

Location: On the center of the breastbone three thumb widths up from the base of the bone.

Benefits: This magical point quiets emotional upset and deepens breathing, which promotes relaxation. And because of its location on a primary meridian that runs down the center of the body, it also balances the levels of yin (quiet, reflective) and yang (energetic, action-oriented) energies of the body and brings your emotional and physical selves back in to equilibrium.

It helps to get relief from post-traumatic stress disorder. Emotional stress can damage the small intestine and heart meridians, which can create emotional imbalances. CV 17  is an excellent point for balancing these meridians.

Relieves anxiety, anguish, nervousness, and depression; boosts the immune system and regulates the thymus gland.
Good for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, hormonal imbalances, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, trauma, fear, recovering from a injury or surgery and much more.

 It is a remarkable calming point which works in just a couple of minutes, and with practice can balance your emotions and alleviate hundreds of health disorders.

How to apply acupressure therapy?

An effective way to work with the this acu-point is to lightly place the middle fingertip directly on the point while allowing your index and ring fingertips to rest gently just above and below the point next to the middle finger. Try the gentle placement of your fingertips on the area of the Sea of Tranquility along with a few slow gentle breaths in and out, and see if this brings you into a calmer state.

You can also try gently tapping on the area with your fingertips. Working gently with it may be helpful in falling asleep at night, reducing stress while at work, and at any time when you need a gentle reminder to restore calm.

In prayer pose: Keep your hands in pray position with your spine straight, supported by a straight back chair. Close your eyes gently. Inhale, as your head slightly comes upward. Exhale slowly as you head relaxes downward.

Deep breathing during meditation heightens your senses and makes you more aware of your feelings. Holding the acupressure point known as CV 17 while you do slow, deep breathing in and out of your nose will regulate the amount of air you assimilate and is an excellent technique for calming anxiety and nervousness. Continue this healing movement breathing meditation for two or three minutes to discover the benefits. Practice this twice a day to reduce stress.

You need to keep-up this practice for a few months to see substantial health condition changes.

Caution: This acupressure information is not a substitution for qualified medical advice. If you’re unsure of the source of anxiety, pain or other symptoms, you may be best served to consult a medical doctor before you start treating yourself. 


First published at 'factoidz'

 Useful links:
Acupressure and anxiety
How to get Diagnose and Healing with Acupressure?

Reduce stress and relax with acupressure point


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