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“The appearance of great virtue
Follows only the Tao
The Tao, as a thing
Seems indistinct, seems unclear
So unclear, so indistinct
Within it there is image
So indistinct, so unclear
Within it there is substance
So deep, so profound
Within it there is essence.”
Tao Te Ching #21: 1, 2 translated at http://www.taoism.net
This week we continue to study and learn the acupressure points and breathing for stomachaches, indigestion and nausea. Our acupressure point this week is the Inner Gate (P6) acupressure point which is located on the arm. Always begin your session with a few slow, deep, thoughtful breaths while seated comfortably in your favorite chair in a quiet area of your home or office.
Healthful breathing and the Inner Gate (P6) Acupressure Point:
Sit comfortably with your back supported by the back of your chair, feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart. Take 6 slow thoughtful breaths in and out through your nose.
Locate the Inner Gate acupressure point on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
This point is located on the inside of the arm approximately in the middle of the wrist area. It is about 2 1/2 finger widths above the wrist (i.e., moving up your arm toward the elbow).
Press firmly on this point with the thumb of your other hand for no less than a full minute. Frequent use of this point will relieve indigestion, nausea, anxiety and stomachaches.
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.