Acupressure Points for Calming the Nervous System

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Acupressure points all over the body help relieve stress in the central nervous system, relieving tension. Release nervous stress with help from a doctor of Oriental medicine in this free video.

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Hi, I'm Hillary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist. Today, I will be showing you some acupressure points that help to calm the nervous system. So, the first point is a well-known point on the ear called Shen Men, and it's located in this hollow here, right inside the ear. And to stimulate that you might want to use an acupressure bead with a Band-Aid, or even your fingernail, and you can stimulate that in times of high stress while taking deep breaths, and that should help. Another set of points are called the Four Gods, and Du 20 located at the top of the head. Du 20 is located at the vertex, or the very point of the head, and I find that by using my hands in this shape at the top of the ear and where my thumbs come together on the midline in a little bit of a hollow space slightly back is where Du 20 is. Now, Four Gods just sits in a cross around that about one finger breadth out in each direction. So, keeping my finger there for a marker, I'm just going to come out one finger breadth, and that's usually even with the inside of the eyebrow and you can use two fingers, three or if you get really handy you can use all four fingers to stimulate those points in the middle of the head with a gentle pulsating action. This definitely helps to calm the nervous system in times of anxiety. There are many other points that can be used to calm the nervous system depending on what the underlying cause of the anxiety or depression is. I encourage you to locate your local acupuncture physician to find out which points are correct for you. I'm Hillary Talbott, and that was acupressure points to calm the nervous system.

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