Acupressure for Swollen Eyes

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Massaging acupressure points can help reduce swollen eyes. Calm your red, swollen eyes with the help of an acupuncture physician in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, Acupuncture Physician and Clinical Herbalist. Today, I will be showing you acupressure points for swollen eyes. So, if you ever had the unfortunate instance of crying before you go to sleep, you wake up and you have alien face immediately right? So, I'm going to show you some pressure points on your face that will, are kind of local and around the eyes to actually help get rid of that before you get up and start moving around. Bladder 2 is the first one. Bladder 2 is located on just the medial portion of the eyebrow in a little sinus cavity. It feels like a little divot on your finger. So, you want to massage on this for about fifteen to thirty seconds. And this would be on the point of the swollen eye if it's one and both of them if it's both eyes that are swollen. And then, the point right in between there Yin Tung, Yin Tung right here on the glabella; same thing, massage for about thirty seconds. This point actually helps to open all the sinus cavities of the entire face. So, if your eyes are swollen with fluid, it'll help them to drain off rather quickly. And then Taiyang, another extra points located in the temples. So, you probably actually intuitively rubbed these when your eyes are swollen or you have a headache. This is great for kind of convincing the eyes to un-swell. And then another technique that you can use on yourself is just a tapping technique like a little bit of a vibrating techniques. So, if you were swollen underneath the eye, right here, what you want to do is just use your finger and just barely make contact and vibrate the puppy circles. And what this is going to do is it's going to help the tissue to release the fluid that's stuck in the interstitial spaces. And of course, things like cold compresses help or if you've got any loose chrysanthemum at home, you can make a chrysanthemum teabag and that would also help to reduce some of the swelling. So, if swollen eyes aren't just an acute problem that you experience a couple times a year, say from crying; but are something that you wake up in day in and day out, I would advice you to look, to visit your local acupuncture physician and try and get a diagnosis specific as to why this is happening because this can be very simply turned around with acupuncture and herbs. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for swollen eyes.

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