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“Good traveling does not leave tracks
Good speech does not seek faults
Good reckoning does not use counters
Good closure needs no bar and yet cannot be opened
Good knot needs no rope and yet cannot be untied.”
Tao Te Ching #27:1, translated by http://www.taoism,net
With the holiday season upon us, I thought we should discuss acupressure points and exercises to relieve indigestion and nausea. We’re surrounded by rich foods, candy, fancy desserts and large meals at this time of the year as we celebrate with friends and family.
The acupressure point we’re talking about today is specifically designed to relieve abdominal pain and indigestion. It should be used before meals or two hours after a meal. The easiest and most effective way to make use of the acupressure point, Center of Power (CV12), is to lie down on your back on the floor or bed with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
- Begin by breathing slowly in and out through your nose 6 times.
- Locate CV12 on the illustration below from Micheal Reed Gach’s Acupressure’s Potent Points.
- Press inward and upward at a 45 degree angle. Slowly increase the pressure on this point where you will feel a muscle mass. Hold the point for 2 minutes while continuing to breathe in and out slowly.
Cautions: This point should not be used by anyone under the age of 12. Mr. Gach also cautions against pressing and holding this point very deeply if you have a life-threatening or chronic illness such as cancer, high blood pressure or heart disease.
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.