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“The great Tao is like a flood
It can flow to the left or to the right
The myriad things depend on it for life, but it never stops
It achieves its work, but does not take credit
It clothes and feeds myriad things, but does not rule over them.”
Tao Te Ching #34:1,2, translated at http://www.taoism.net
This is the last post on exercises and acupressure points for nausea and indigestion. My suggestion to you is to bookmark those acupressure points that you have found to be the most effective for you so you don’t need to scroll through all the posts on this subject. Beginning next week, we’ll be learning exercises and acupressure points for arthritis.
Exercise and the Grandfather/Grandson (Sp 4) Acupressure Point:
Begin sitting as usual with your back fully supported by the back of your chair, feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. However, because this point is located on your feet, you may prefer to sit or lie down on your bed or a well carpeted floor when using this particular point.
Take 6 slow, thoughtful breaths in and out through your nose conentrating on the movement of those breaths in and through your lungs.
Locate the acupressure point labeled Sp 4 on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points. This point is on your arch, one thumb-width from the ball of your foot as you move your fingers toward your heel.
Press firmly on this point for at least a full minute. You may change feet and use the point on your other foot for a full minute if you wish.
This point is effective for stomachaches, abdominal cramps, indigestion or diarrhea. You may also use this point when you are feeling particularly anxious.
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.