Facial Acupressure

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Facial acupressure can have a positive affect on your overall appearance and disposition. Learn about facial acupressure with help from a doctor of Oriental medicine in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist, coming to you from St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, we'll be discussing acupressure points for the face. Now, facial acupuncture is something of a, kind of, a modern day application that is become all the ages. We become more concerned with how our outward body looks and lines and wrinkles on the face. And acupuncture can be really effective for that. But acupressure done by yourself can also be really effective. So, what I'm going to do, is show you some common points that would be utilized. That you'd want to do on yourself for about one to two minutes a day. In order to give yourself a little bit of a natural face lift, if you will. So, it's important to make sure that your hands are clean. It's the last thing you want to do, is give yourself acne from using dirty hands. So, after you've washed your hands or used like a germicide topical, like this. You can go ahead and begin to try and find the points on your face. Often times, these will be located in sinus cavities, are a little bit sensitive. So, places where we start a lot of the lines are around the face and the mouth. And there's a lot of sinus cavities in the eyebrows, also. So, starting in the inside of the eyebrow, at a point called Bladder-2. Your finger kind of, just falls into this little cave here and this is because it's sinus cavity. And so, what you're going to do is, just use gentle, circular motion for about one to two minutes, on each point. This helps to relax the muscles of the forehead. And so, you're going to follow the crease of the eyebrow, out into the middle, to find the extra point, Wi Yao . And again, same thing, gentle pressure for about one to two minutes. And then, we're going to come out to the extra point called Tai Yang, here located in the temples. Everybody knows where the temples are because you intuitively rub on them a lot of times, when you get a headache. And so, it's a little indentation here, out at the lateral corners of your eye. Also, where crows feet would be located, if you have some wrinkles. And so, doing a little bit of gentle pressure here, can actually stop them from getting worse. And another part of the face that's often overlooked, is the jaw line. And so, we're going to just kind of, gently press along the jaw line. Until, we find a hollow here, which is actually the point, Stomach 5. And again, gentle pressure and this would help keep the cheek muscles and jaw muscles taut and firm. Now, there are a ton of other acupressure points on the face, that you can intuitively find, just by pressing on your own. But in order to find out, which ones work best for you, as far as decreasing wrinkles and firming the face. Visit your local acupuncture physician. And if you don't have one, be sure to check out AcuFinder.com, in order to find a qualified practitioner in your area. I'm Hilary Talbott and that was acupressure for the face.

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