Exercise #175 – Breathing Exercises to Relieve Allergies and Sinus Problems, Part 7


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“Bearing it, rearing it
Bearing without possession
Achieving without arrogance
Raising without domination
This is called the Mystic Virtue.”

Tao Te Ching #10:2, translated at http://www.taoism.net

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We are once again using an effective acupressure point taken from Michael Reed Gach’s wonderful book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.  This point can be used as often throughout the day as needed.  Breathing thoughtfully and slowly while keeping pressure on this point will enhance its effectiveness.

Acupressure points LI20 and St3:

  1. Sit comfortably as usual with your back supported by the back of your chair, feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart.
  2. Before you begin to put pressure on the acupressure points, breathe in and out through your nose slowly at least six times concentrating on the movement of your breath.
  3. Look at the photo below from Mr. Gach’s book to help you locate the 2 points.
  4. Using your index fingers and middle fingers, press on these two acupressure points on both sides of your nose at the same time.
  5. Press upward on these points and breathe deeply while you hold your fingers in place for no less than a full minute.
  6. When you finish, remain seated and breathe in and out through your nose for another 6 times.

Don’t forget to drink water at the end of your exercise session or any time you begin to feel thirsty.  A Word of Caution…If you have or have had problems with your kidneys, please consult your physician.

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The exercises in this blog are intended for educational purposes only.  Always consult with your health care provider before beginning a new exercise program.

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