If you’ve ever felt the need to lose weight, then you know how difficult it can be. Even if you follow a diet and exercise plan, you still may not be getting the results you desire. Therefore, you might consider acupressure.
Acupressure allows the flow of life through meridians or pathways through which the body’s vital energy flows. The practice of acupressure will help you to control your appetite and will optimize digestion which are two very important factors when it comes to weight loss.
Not only will you be able to shed some pounds, but you will also feel better. Practice the following techniques if weight loss is your goal.
This point is helpful in controlling your appetite. Simply place your finger on your jaw where the jaw and ear meet. Move your finger around until you find the spot that allows the most movement.
Stop your finger there and apply pressure for at least one minute.
This particular point is one of the most effective techniques for helping with weight loss because the pressure applied improves digestion and relieves constipation.
This point is found three centimeters down from the belly button.
Place two fingers on the point and massage up and down for a minute and then apply pressure for two minutes. You should strive to practice this technique twice per day to achieve maximum benefits.
Abdominal Sorrow Point
This point is located under the last rib and provides relief from ulcers, rib pain, and indigestion. It also reduces food cravings because it balances your appetite.
Best results will be obtained if you apply pressure to the area for at least five minutes every day.
This point is the location of the large intestine point. It is located on the inside crease of your arm. This point stimulates the intestine.
It removes excess body heat and moisture from your body. Apply pressure to the elbow point for one minute each day for best results.
This point aids in digestion and optimizes stomach function. The knee point is found on the outside of your leg two inches below your knee cap.
Use your forefinger to apply pressure for one minute. Then move your leg up and down until you feel muscle movement.
Once you feel the movement, press the point for an additional two minutes.
This point optimizes spleen function and also strengthens the digestive system. The ankle point is found on the inner part of your lower leg two inches above your ankle.
Apply pressure to this point for at least one minute per day to optimize your results.
Weight loss is a struggle for most people. No matter what you do to lose weight, you must be consistent in order to achieve the results you desire. It is no different with acupressure.
You must practice the techniques as recommended in order to see the results. A proper diet is important, but if you’re not a person who can get motivated to exercise, acupressure might be for you.