Losing weight isn’t easy, especially when you have a sluggish metabolism. So, how can you boost your metabolism? There are a number of ways you can do so. By eating the right foods, working out and by employing holistic approaches. Acupressure is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. All you have to do is apply pressure on certain points of the body.
This kick starts the flow of energy in the body, as per the traditional Chinese medical theory. Just tapping into the energy meridian points on your body, regulates the flow of energy, making your body work better. This practice is not today’s but very ancient as old as 2,000 years, and many people have experienced its tremendous weight loss benefits.
There are 13 pressure points that can tap into the energy flow helping it to reach the organs and enable weight loss. Start with activating the acupressure points on your body and reap off the benefits. Stay calm and relaxed while conducting an acupressure treatment session. Start with a few breathing exercises to stay calm and relaxed and oxygenate your entire body.
1. Top of your trapezius muscle
Find this point on your back, The point is located on your back where your neck meets up your shoulder, and it is directly above your chest. Find this point and stimulate it for one minute, then repeat on the other side of your body. Repeat this treatment, every single day.
2. Nose bridge
This acupressure point is easy to note, it is right between your eyes and right at your nose bridge. You can activate this point by massaging this point, the massage strokes should be leading away from your eye, towards the bridge of your nose.
3. A dip between your eyebrows
Whenever you have a headache, the first thing you do reach out for the point between your eyes, especially when you are tired. You get relief by pressing this point. It is positioned above your nose bridge, press this point for at least one minute.
This point is also known as celiac plexus, you’ll find this point on your breastbone. This acupressure point is a great metabolism-booster. You can restore energy and lose weight. Press this point for a whole minute and repeat this point every day.
You will locate this point right between your ear and temple. This point is effective in boosting your metabolism. Apply pressure on this point for one minute to stimulate it to good effect.
The abdomen pressure points help regulate a rapid energy flow, this makes weight loss easy. But there is one acupressure point that really works, locate it 2 cuns down from your belly button. Stimulate this point by gently massaging it. Keep doing it everyday.
7. Abdominal sorrow
Locate this point, which is 2 spots under your chest on the area where you’ll locate your stomach. Keep massaging the area from your belly to your chest. Repeat it daily.
The next point is on your elbow. Find it on the inside of your elbow crease. Just stimulate this point for one whole minute.
Your knees are also a great spot for acupressure massage. Find this point on the outer side of the knee just below the kneecap (2 inches below).You can stimulate the point every day for best results.
You can find metabolism boosting points on your ankle as well. The points are on the outside and inside parts of your ankle. Activate the acupressure points every single day for one minute. This will help you get closer to your health goals.
11. Upper Lip
While you are at it, don’t forget your face, rather your upper lip. This deserves your attention and you must massage this area for one whole minute every day. An acupressure massage on your face feels good and gives the required results.
Now that you have tried most of the different points of your body, it is time to focus on your hands after you have massaged acupoints on your head, body, and legs. So, where will you activate the point on your hand? This point on the outside part of your hand and thumb. Like all points, massage this point every day to reap the benefits.
Let’s focus on your feet now. Reflexology is so much more than just a foot rub, the key to your health lies in your hands and feet. Yes, your feet takes you towards your health and fitness, if you use them in the right way, also if you massage the right acupoints you will help boost metabolism.
The pressure point on your feet boosts your metabolism and improves your general health. There are a number of meridians on the feet that correspond to your intestines, kidneys, stomach, brain, and uterus. Find the acupressure point on the dorsum of your foot in the hollow indentations. You’ll find it on the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones and between the big and second toe.
When you use all the pressure points in a synergistic way you will improve and digestion and also boost your metabolism. This aids in weight loss. Also, you need to follow a routine to get the best results. A regular acupressure routine works in making you fit and healthy.
Apart from following an acupressure routine, you need to follow a healthy eating and exercise routine. Discipline is key when it comes to sustainable weight loss. Make sure you make acupressure part of your daily life to lead a healthy and happy life. You can also get yourself an acupressure board, which will further enhance your efforts in weight loss. Just stand on it every morning, empty stomach and march on it for 5 minutes.
Try it and let us know if it works for you. Have you ever tried acupressure to lose weight? If yes, then which point or points was most effective in helping you boost metabolism and shed the extra pounds. Let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you and know how a holistic practice like acupressure helped you walk the path towards wellness.