I sleep so much better now that I do this simple exercise each night! Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, has long been acknowledged for the health benefits it offers, but acupressure, which is less well-known, can offer similar benefits without the need to puncture the skin with needles.
In the medical theory of traditional Chinese medicine, special “acupoints” are said to lie along meridians, or channels, in your body. By applying pressure to these so-called acupoints, you can improve blood flow in your body, which in turn boosts oxygen delivery and helps with healing.
The San Yin Jiao Points
The San Yin Jiao Points are particularly important in the fields of acupuncture and acupressure. You have one on both legs – on the inner part of each of your tibias.
Using these acupressure points can help treat abdominal distention, digestion, menstrual disorders and pain, infertility, insomnia, stress and anxiety.
Furthermore, doing so can help cleanse and regulate the spleen and kidneys, ensuring your blood is in tip-top shape.
Finding the San Yin Jiao Points
Reap all of the health benefits listed by following these super-easy steps each night before you sleep:
1. Place four fingers above your ankle on the inside of your leg, just behind your shin bone.
2. Massage each point by pressing your thumb on it in a circular motion for six seconds.
3. Release your thumb for two seconds.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for five minutes, and then repeat the process on your other leg.
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