Anxiety is a major health problem, and it can badly diminish the quality of your life. Specifically, it damages your health, happiness, and sleep and leaves you constantly tired, with a weak immune system, in a bad mood, and facing problems to concentrate. Most of the times, insomnia and anxiety go hand in hand.
Therefore, the traditional Chinese medicine offers a natural way to improve the quality of your sleep and reduce stress. Namely, there are two acupuncture points which should be pressed in order to treat insomnia, and calm the body: Heart 7 and Pericardium 6.
This point is also called Shenmen, which means Spirit Gate. When pressed, it releases all the negative feelings and allows optimism to stream, and treats chest pain, irritability, and insomnia.
You can find it on the anterior side of the transverse crease of the wrist, as a small depression on the radial side of the ulnar tendon. To activate it, you should gently press it and massage for few seconds.
The following video will show you how to activate it:
This point is also called Neiguan, which means Inner Gate. It lies in between the two tendons that run up the arm, on the anterior side of the wrist, about 2 finger widths from its transverse crease.
You should apply light pressure between the tendons, and massage for 4-5 seconds, and this will relax your mind. Additionally, it will help you treat headaches, insomnia, motion sickness, nausea, and upset stomach.
Here is how to activate it:
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