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Acupressure For Anxiety

Acupuncture For Anxiety

Few people know how effective acupuncture can be for anxiety.  Anxiety is caused by a heart energy deficiency in Chinese medicine.  When the heart energy is out of balance, it is impossible to not be anxious.  There is no separation of the emotions from the internal organs in Chinese Medicine.

Many acupuncture points treat anxiety.  In fact, most acupuncture points will calm you down.  They increase the energy balance in your body and “pull down energy” from your head, so they can be very calming.

Some popular points for anxiety are:

Heart 7– great calming point.  This point is on the wrist, just at the wrist crease.  You can also use magnetic pellets for this point.  Please see your acupuncturist for this.


Pericardium 6.  One of the most popular points in acupuncture.  This point is on the wrist area between the tendons.  It is two finger widths above the wrist crease.  The point is also popular for morning sickness and sea sickness.  It calms the heart, opens up circulation in the chest and also regulates the stomach and digestion.  There are popular magnetic wrist bands for pregnant women.  Your acupuncturist can help you find the point.


The point is on the inside of the arm, or the side of the palm.

I like to use magnetic pellets for Pericardium 6.  You just put the magnetic pellet on before you go to bed, it will help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

http://www.acupuncturebenefits.org/how-to-do-acupressure/  That page shows you how to locate Pericardium 6.  There is a video that will help you a lot.

In addition to the points on the heart and pericardium meridians, which directly affect the heart energy, I always add points that treat overall health.

Liver 3 – for stress

Spleen 6 – for liver, spleen and kidney energy

Stomach 36 – for digestion, immunity and energy levels

It is important to treat the underlying imbalances and deficiencies that can cause emotional issues.  If you cannot get acupuncture right now, you might try gotu kola.  It is an herb from India that is sold over the counter.  It improves memory and calms you down, without being a sedative.  I also recommend acupressure pellets.