Acupressure & Face Massage

Acupressure & Face Massage

There are dozens of acupressure points on the face, and many massage techniques. However, all you need to get started is the five common acupressure points and two massage techniques illustrated below.

How to do face acupressure

1. Locate the points with your index fingers.

2. Gently press them until you feel no more than a comfortable pain.

3. Hold the pressure while you knead the points with very small circular movements.

4. Breathe slowly and deeply and focus your mind on the points as you massage them.

5. Massage each point for 1-2 minutes several times a day.


Point 1. (known as Jingming in Chinese)

Located on the inside edge of the orbit of each eye.

Press and knead for sore, tired eyes and as a preventative against eye problems.


Point 2. (Zanzhu)

Located on the medial end of each eyebrow.

Press and knead for frontal headache, sore, tired eyes, sinus pain, and as a preventative against eye problems.


Point 3. (Taiyang)

Located on the temples behind each eye.

Use your index and middle fingers to press and knead for one or two sided headache, to calm the mind, and for eye problems. Also used preventatively.


Point 4. (Yingxiang)

Located next to each nostril.

Press and knead for nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, and to help prevent these problems.

For greater effectiveness use your index fingers to rub up and down the sides of your nose between Yingxiang and Jingming (Point 1) for 1-2 minutes, several times a day.


Point 5. (Renzhong)

Located under your nose, on the midline.

Use your knuckle or the tip of your middle or index finger. Pressing this point draws energy up to your head and helps your nasal passages adjust to weather changes. Also used as a revival point after fainting or shock.


Technique 1. (Forehead Rub)

Use your index and middle fingers to rub across your forehead, from the middle to your temples.

Massage and rub this area for frontal headache, sinus pain, insomnia, sore eyes, stress, and to help prevent these problems.


Technique 2. (Head Massage)

Use the tips (including the nails) of your fingers and thumbs to press and rub your scalp from the midline to the sides, and from the front to the back of your head.

Relieves and prevents headache, and is highly relaxing, especially when done by someone else.


 

SOURCE: 

Chinese Holistic Health Exercises

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