Wednesday
Mar092011

Using Acupressure Points for Anxiety Relief

We receive regular questions about using acupressure points for anxiety relief, and there are several that are effective. But, in my experience, one of the easiest ways to calm anxiety with acupressure is to use a simple sequence of three acupressure/acupuncture points that are particularly good at calming anxiety and panic attacks.

In this week's podcast Shann and I are talking about these three points, collectively known as the Quick Anxiety Stopper Sequence, and how they work for reducing anxiety attacks and help induce a sense of calm and control.

 

Exploring Acupunture & Acupressures Anxiety Relief Points 

In traditional acupuncture there are many points that can be used to ease anxiety and it's related symptoms. The Quick Anxiety Stopper uses three points which have been selected because they are:

 

  • effective, all have shown themselves useful in reducing feelings of fear and anxiety for hundreds of years
  • accessible - they are easy to reach on the body, to make self-treatment easier
  • resonant - this means the points are all on areas of the body which respond well to being tapped or patted. Whereas some other anxiety relief points offer better results when needled by a qualified practitioner, resonant points are on bony areas of the body, so they readily vibrate when tapped. That means you can relax and tap roughly over the point and still get very good results.

 

The beauty of this technique is that the points respond as well to being tapped with your fingertips as they do to being treated with needles by a practitioner of acupuncture, so it's very easy to use as a self help anxiety relief tool.

 

Listen here to find out more: 

 

 

image by Keisuke Omi