Exercise #249 – Exercise and Acupressure Point for Seasonal Allergies, Part 3


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Exercise for post-nasal drip:

  1. Begin as usual, sitting in a comfortable chair in a quiet place in your home.  Make sure your back is fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out through your nose 6 to 12 times while concentrating on the breath as it moves in and out of your lungs.
  3. Place the thumbs of both hands behind your ears.  Trace the line of your jaw downward with your thumbs until you reach the top of your throat.
  4. Slide or gently tap your way down to the base of your throat.  Repeat the movement for 6 to 12 times.

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Penetrate Heaven (B 7):

pressure point B7

  • The acupressure point on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Point, that we are looking for is on the upper side of the head and labeled B 7.
  • Press firmly on this point for at least a full minute while breathing in and out through your nose slowly and thoughtfully.
  • You may use this point at any time during the day when you are feeling congested.

Benefits:  This acupressure point is particularly beneficial for reliving headaches, head congestion or a stuffy nose and sinuses.

Don’t forget to drink water after you finish the exercise or at any time you feel thirsty.  Word of Caution…If you have kidney problems, follow the advice of your physician as to the amount of water you can safely drink.

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This week’s health article:  

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/default.htm

This week’s exercise video:

This blog is intended for educational purposes only. Please consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.

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