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This Acupressure Point On Your Foot Can Relieve Pain, Anxiety, Indigestion, And More

Harsh and expensive pharmaceuticals often have even worse side effects than the actual issue itself and, therefore, many people are turning to alternative remedies in an effort to naturally balance and help heal their body, mind, and spirits. …

Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of the ancient Chinese medicine. It involves the simple act of applying pressure to various points on our bodies, and it does wonders to alleviate the aches, pains, tension, and built up stresses on our bodies….

Acupressure works by stimulating the thousands of nerves in our hands and feet, thereby increasing blood flow. The average human foot has over 15,000 nerves and they all inter-connect to form a network that reaches different areas of the body, such as our main organs and glands. One such point is called the Tai Chong or LV3 point, known for being an effective full-body health booster. To locate it on your foot, go to the gap between your big toe and second toe and move two-finger widths back from there. If you feel a hard bone, keep looking because it’s a soft area. Press down and apply pressure to this point for at least 2 minutes several times a day. It helps to relieve:…

1. Pain: The point is commonly used to alleviate many types of pain including, but not limited to, menstrual cramps, abdominal and back pain, headaches, stomach pain, and more. It’s believed that because the point is connected to the liver meridian and lower back, it’s very effective at relieving many additional sources of bodily pain, and so if you ever feel achy or are hurting, give yourself a foot massage on the LV 3 point for relief!

2. Depression: Many cases of depression are caused in part by our bodies and minds being overloaded with too much stress and not enough sleep. According to WebMD studies have been done which suggest that by activating the LV 3 point it helps to lessen the negative impacts of depression and anxiety. It’s believed that the point worked for the subjects who were examined by effectively lowering both their overall stress levels and instances of insomnia. This finding alone makes it worthwhile to do and try out at the very least.

3. Stress: It’s common knowledge that a good massage can work wonders at clearing our minds, thoughts, and heads (for most people!). Activating the LV 3 point naturally increases concentration and focus, leading to less stress and better decision making. Furthermore, as mentioned above studies have shown that the point decreases depression, insomnia, and anxiety, and that in turn reduces stress levels.