Exercise #181 – Exercises and Acupressure for Nausea and Indigestion, Part 3


 

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“People, in handling affairs
Often come close to completion and fail
If they are as careful in the end as the beginning
Then they would have no failure.”

Tao Te Ching #64:3 translated at http://www.taoism.net 

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This week we are continuing with the acupressure points for nausea, indigestion and heartburn.  As always, find a comfortable chair and a quiet spot in your home to ensure the effectiveness of the breathing exercise and acupressure point.  Noise, interruptions and even a little bit of discomfort can adversely effect the potency of these healing sessions.

 

Breathing with Sea of Vitality (B23 and B47) acupressure point:

  1. Sit as usual with your feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart.  Make sure your back is fully supported by the back of your chair.
  2. Take 6 slow, thoughtful breaths in and out through your nose.
  3. Locate the points labeled B23 and B47 on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  4. These are not the easiest spots to reach on yourself.  However, if you fist your hands, place your fists against the point on both sides of your spine and lean back against your hands, you can effectively use one set of points at a time.
  5. Hold your fisted hands at each set for at least a full minute.  Then, change points and hold your fisted hands on that set for another full minute if you wish.
  6. Continue to breathe in and out through your nose slowly and thoughfully, eyes closed while you are holding the pressure on the acupressure points and then again after you have finished.

Benefits:  These points relieve indigestion, abdominal pain 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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Exercise #180 – Exercises and Acupressure for Nausea and Indigestion, Part 2


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“Close the mouth
Shut the doors
Blunt the sharpness
Unravel the knots
Dim the glare
Mix the dust
This is called Mystic Oneness.”

Tao Te Chin #56:2 translated at http://www.taoism.net

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In this post, we’re continuing with our acupressure points and breathing to relieve indigestion, nausea and heartburn.  Sit comfortably in your favorite chair.  Breathe in and out slowly and thoughtfully through your nose at least 6 times before you begin pressing on the acupressure point shown below.  Continue to breathe in the same way and close your eyes as you stimulate the appropriate acupressure point.  This point can be used frequently during the day if needed.

Sea of Energy (CV 6):

  1. After you’ve breathed in and out through your nose at least  6 times.
  2. Locate the acupressure point labeled CV 6 on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s wonderful book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.
  3. Press with one or two fingers on this point that can be found 2 finger-widths below your belly button.  Hold for at least one full minute.
  4. When you finish, continue sitting comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, eyes closed.  Breathe in and out through your nose slowly at least 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.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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All of us at Healing Tai Chi wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We’ll see you next week with more exercises and acupressure points.

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Exercise #177 – Breathing Exercises to Relieve Allergies and Sinus Problems, Part 9


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“Sages do not accumulate
The more they assist others, the more they possess
The more they give to others, the more they gain.”

Tao Te Ching #81:2, translated at http://www.taoism.net

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The breathing exercise this week is effective in relieving hay fever and sinus problems that afflict so many of us at this time of the year.  the acupressure points and illustration are taken from Michael reed Gach’s wonderful book, Acupressure’s Potent Points.   Remember it is best to use these points and breathing exercises in a quiet place seated in a comfortable chair for the best results.

GV 20 and GV 26:

  1. Begin sitting as usual with your feet shoulder-width apart and flat on the floor.  Sit comfortably in your chair so that your back is fully supported by the back of your chair, allowing for the natural curve in your spine.
  2. Breathe in slowly and thoughtfully through your nose without strain.  Breathe out through your nose until you must take another breath.  Continue to breathe in and out for a total of 6 times.
  3. Now, locate the acupressure points on the top of the head at GV20 and on a point midway between your upper lip and nose (GV26) as shown on the illustration below:


4. Press firmly on these 2 points at the same time for a full minute.

5. As you hold your fingers on these points, continue breathing in and out through your nose slowly.

6. You may use these points as often during the day as necessary.

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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Exercise #176 – Breathing Exercises to Relieve Allergies and Sinus Problems, Part 8


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“Yield and remain whole
Bend and remain straight
Be low and become filled
Be worn out and become renewed
Have little and receive
Have much and be confused
Therefore the sages hold to the one as an example for the world
Without flaunting themselves – and so are seen clearly
Without presuming themselves – and so are distinguished
Without praising themselves – and so have merit
Without boasting about themselves – and so are lasting.”

Tao Te Ching #22:1, translated at http://www.taoism.net

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We continue this week with acupressure points and slow, thoughtful breathing to relieve allergies and clear the sinuses.   These acupressure points can be used frequently during the day when you are experiencing a stuffy nose and/or a headache brought about by head congestion.

Acupressure points GV 20 and GV 24.5:

  1. Begin by sitting as usual with your feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart, back against the back of your chair.
  2. Breathe in and out slowly through your nose 6 times counting each breath.
  3. Place your fingers on the top of your head where your soft spot was when you were a baby.  With the middle finger of your other hand, press lightly between your eyebrows.
  4. Locate these 2 points on the illustration below from Michael Reed Gach’s Acupressure’s Potent Points.

5.  Breathe deeply while holding these points for no less than a full minute.

6. When you are finished, return your hands to your lap, close your eyes, and breathe in and out through your nose slowly and thoughfully 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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Exercise video:   

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Prepping for the New Semester


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Yup.  It’s time for a new semester.  Summer certainly went by quickly!

We will be back next week with an all new exercise and acupressure point.

In the meantime, please download the Tai Chi in a Chair ebook and keep practicing.

Exercise #167 – Sciatica Exercises Lying Down, Part 5


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“In governing people and serving Heaven
There is nothing like conservation
Only with conservation is it called submitting early
Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues
Accumulating virtues means there is nothing one cannot overcome
When there is nothing that one cannot overcome
One’s limits are unknown
The limitations being unknown, one can possess sovereignty
With this mother principle of power, one can be everlasting
This is called deep roots and firm foundation
The Tao of longevity and lasting vision.”

Tao Te Ching #59, translated at http://www.taoism.net

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The following exercise will help to strengthen your back muscles and abdominal muscles.   This exercise can be used for degenerative disc disease but caution must be taken against damaging the back further.  As always, consult your physician and/or physical therapist before trying any of these exercises particularly after surgery.

Hook-lying march:

  1. Begin by lying on your back in bed or on the floor.  Take 3 to 6 slow breaths in and out through your nose concentrating on the movement of energy through your body.
  2. Bend your knees as you breathe in through your nose then lift one leg off the mattress about 3 inches as you breathe out through your mouth.
  3. Lower that leg back to a bent position, foot resting on the bed.  Lift your other leg about 3 inches off the bed as you breathe out through your mouth.
  4. Continue alternating legs as though marching in place for about 6 lifts with each leg.
  5. Gradually increase the number of “marching” steps as you are able.  However, the point isn’t necessarily to continue increasing the numbers but, instead, to be consistent in your use of this exercise if you find it beneficial.

High Mountains (B60)

  • Click on the illustration above from Michael Reed Gach’s book, Acupressure’s Potent Points, to enlarge your view.
  • This pressure point is midway between the back edge of the outer anklebone and the Achilles tendon at the back of your leg.
  • Press firmly on this point (sit on  your bed and bend your knee so that you can reach this point comfortably) for no less than a full minute.
  • If  you wish, you can change legs and use the same acupressure point on your other leg for the same amount of time.
  • Use frequently when you are experiencing back or sciatic pain.

Benefits:  This highly effective point will relieve the pain of sciatica, a back ache, thigh pain and rheumatism.

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.