Acupressure massage therapy is an ancient form of healing that’s been practiced for over five thousand years.
It’s one of the alternative treatments that are part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupressure massage is used to put pressure on certain points on your body, which is supposed to restore flow and balance to the life energy flowing through you.
In this video I’m going to reveal to you 5 acupressure points that professional Accupressurists claim lower your blood pressure quickly.
Before I reveal these pressure points, I always suggest you consult your doctor before you start any acupressure program or visit a professional acupressurist.
Pressure Point #1 – Liver 3 (or L3)
In Chinese medicine, the Liver 3 acupressure point, is known as the Taichong meaning “Great Surge.”
The L3 pressure point is often used to help liver imbalances, liver chi stagnation and liver blood deficiency.
It’s also been proven in research to lower blood pressure by doctors from the Taichung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.
In the study, acupressure was applied to the L3 pressure point in the experimental group,
The blood pressure of the participants was measured by electronic monitoring before, and immediately 15 minutes and 30 minutes after acupressure.
It was found that there was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings in the experimental group immediately and 15 and 30 minutes after acupressure.
So acupressure has been scientifically proven to work.
The Liver 3 pressure point is found on your feet, between the big toe and the next toe.
Take two finger widths above the place where your big toe and next toe join and that’s where you want to apply pressure.
When you’ve found the L3 point, get in a comfortable position, gently press down with your thumbs using a deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 2 to 5 minutes.
Pressure Point #2 – Large Intestine 4 (or LI4)
The Chinese name for the LI4 pressure point is “He Gu,” meaning union valley or converging valley.
It’s called large intestine 4 because this pressure point is designed to help the large intestines.
It’s also been scientifically tested to help Peripheral Vascular Disease, which is a disorder affecting blood flow through the veins and arteries away from the heart.
That’s why LI4 helps to reduce blood pressure.
He Gu is clinically used to help alleviate stress, facial pain, headaches, toothaches and neck pain.
So any pressure point that helps to alleviate stress and pain, is also going to help lower your blood pressure.
The LI4 pressure point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part.
Locate the point between the web of the first and second finger.
Once you find the spot you can massage it with gentle to moderate pressure in small circular motion for several minutes.
Make sure you relax and breathe deeply.
You can do this yourself or ask help from someone else who is there with you.
Pressure Point #3 – Pericardium 6 (or PC6)
PC 6 is a very popular and useful pressure point.
The Chinese name for PC6 is, “Nei Guan” meaning “Inner Pass.”
It’s very helpful in treating insomnia, nausea and vomiting.
It also helps your heart and settles your blood pressure by regulating your circulatory system.
To locate the PC6, put two fingers below the wrist on the inner forearm, between the two tendons.
The PC6 point is right next to your two fingers.
You should feel two tendons when you find the PC6 pressure point.
Once you find it, gently press down and massage it for a few minutes.
Pressure Point #4 – Gallbladder 20 (or GB20)
The Chinese name for Gallbladder 20 is “Feng Chi” meaning “Wind Pool.”
GB20 is an acupressure, Myofascial Release technique, normally used to relieve tension headaches, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
The GB20 pressure point is at the base of your head, right on the inside of the large muscle that comes up the side of your neck.
You’ll be able to feel a valley area between the two large muscles that run up the side and back of your neck.
When you find the GB20, use your thumb to massage this area in a circular fashion for 30 seconds, up to 2 minutes.
When applying acupressure, try to relax and breath deeply as you massage the area.
The massage and the acupressure can be done by yourself, or by someone else who is there to assist you.
Pressure Point #5 – Governor Vessel 20 (or GV20)
It’s Chinese name is, “Bai Hui” meaning Hundred Convergences.
It’s called Hundred Convergences because it’s the place where all of the energies of your body meet, making it one of the most powerful pressure points on the body.
This pressure point has a calming effect, not just on your mind, but on your entire body.
This point is meant to treat any type of stress, tension or anxiety.
That’s why it’s so effective for lowering your blood pressure.
The GV20 pressure point is found on the top of your head.
You can find it in the middle of your head, which is the vertex of the body.
Imagine a line going from ear to ear.
It’s found at the apex or the top of that line.
Once you find the point, apply gentle pressure in a circular motion.
Okay, now you know the 5 acupressure points ancient Chinese healers, and other modern alternative medicine professionals claim, will help to lower blood pressure.
Try them out on your own body to see if they work for you.
Let me know your experiences and results in the comments below.