Acupressure Points for Weight Loss
Acupressure can control appetite, improve digestion and increase metabolism by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for weight loss that you can do on your own. Some of the pressure points are hard to press with your fingers, you can use acupressure probe. Once you learn this simple self-care technique, you can use it anywhere and anytime.
Neiguan, also known as Inner Gate, can promote gastric motility and prevent digestion disorders. It is located in the middle of the wrist, about two finger widths below the palm. Use your thumb or forefinger to press on it for 2 to 3 minutes. This procedure should have been repeated for the other wrist.
Shenmen, also known as Spirit Gate, can help to calm your mind and resolve emotional related symptoms. It also helps the circulation of blood throughout the body. It is located at the ulnar end of the distal wrist crease when the palm faces upward, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other wrist.
Zusanli, also known as Leg Three Miles, can strengthen the digestive system. It is located on the outer calf, about four finger widths under the knee bone. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure. This procedure should have been repeated for the other foot.
Sanyinjiao is an acupressure point which can improve blood circulation and increase metabolism. It is located at four finger widths above the ankle, behind the inside border of the tibia. It should be pressed with the thumb for 5 minutes (6 seconds pressure and 2 seconds rest) as far as pain is tolerable. This procedure should have been repeated for the other foot.
Hunger Point and Thirst Point
Hunger Point can reduce appetite and hunger. Thirst Point can reduce thirst. Place your thumb or forefinger on the front part of ear against the higher jaw, moving it up and down until you feel the place of the point with most movement of the jaw. Press it gently for about 1 minute. Then, release your finger for about 30 seconds, and repeat the process for few times. This procedure should have been repeated for the other ear.